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The Cure 2016 Tour Tickets

Warning!!  *Spoiler Alert* this blog contains setlist information for the 2016 Cure tour. Stop reading if you don’t want to know the setlist.

I’ve been a fan of The Cure since I was in elementary school.  I can still remember hearing “The Upstairs Room” on my dad’s turntable for the first time. The song just hit me, and The Cure instantly became my favorite band.  “The Upstairs Room” is still my favorite Cure song and I love to hear it played live.

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My first Cure show took place at the Rose Bowl in 1992. It was the Wish tour and my dad took me and sister on a family outing. Now, more than 30 cure shows later, I am about to attend three more Cure shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Friends and co-workers are often surprised when they find out how many shows I might attend during one tour.  This year, many are curious as to why I’m going to all three LA performances.  Well, The Cure have answered that question for me with their two recent shows in New Orleans.  Each night at the UNO Lakefront Arena had an almost completely different setlist. During these two shows, The Cure played 51 different songs, with only six songs played during both shows.  “Lovesong”, “Just Like Heaven”, “Want”, “Burn” and the debut of two brand new Cure songs, “Step Into the Light” and “It Can Never be the Same” are the only songs heard on both nights.  You can view the May 10th and May 11th Cure setlists here. My personal favorites (and the songs I’m most looking forward to seeing performed live) are, “Closedown”, “Last Dance”, “This Twilight Garden” (a b-side from the 1992 single “High”.  I never dreamed they would play this song live), “Screw”, “The Same Deep Water As You”, “Other Voices”, “Burn” (from The Crow Soundtrack), “All I Want” (All I want is to hear this song live), “A Letter to Elise” (check out the acoustic version, it’s beautiful), “The Hanging Garden”, “At Night”, “M”, “Piggy in the Mirror” and “Dressing Up”.

Based on the New Orleans shows, I’m expecting an amazing (and completely different) setlist for each of the three nights at the Hollywood Bowl.  I’ll be sure to share about my experience after I see the shows so be on the lookout for my next blog entry.  Even better than listening to my experience, you should try to attend one of their shows on your own.  Check out to see if they are playing in a city near you.  Don’t pass on the opportunity to see them live! The Cure does not disappoint and often plays until the venue kicks them out.

The Cure Tickets 2016 Date Venue City
The Cure Austin Tickets Fri – 05/13/16 Erwin Center Austin, TX
The Cure Houston Tickets Sat – 05/14/16 Toyota Center Houston, TX
The Cure Dallas Tickets Sun – 05/15/16 American Airlines Center-TX Dallas, TX
The Cure El Paso Tickets Tue – 05/17/16 Don Haskins Center El Paso, TX
The Cure Las Vegas Tickets Thu – 05/19/16 Cosmopolitan Hotel-LV Las Vegas, NV
The Cure Chula Vista Tickets Fri – 05/20/16 Sleep Train Amphitheatre-Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
The Cure Los Angeles Tickets Sun – 05/22/16 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
The Cure Los Angeles Tickets Mon – 05/23/16 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
The Cure Los Angeles Tickets Tue – 05/24/16 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
The Cure Mountain View Tickets Thu – 05/26/16 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
The Cure Burnaby Tickets Tue – 05/31/16 Deer Lake Park Burnaby, BC
The Cure Boise Tickets Thu – 06/02/16 CenturyLink Arena-Boise Boise, ID
The Cure West Valley Tickets Fri – 06/03/16 Maverik Center West Valley, UT
The Cure Englewood Tickets Sun – 06/05/16 Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
The Cure St. Paul Tickets Tue – 06/07/16 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
The Cure Kansas City Tickets Wed – 06/08/16 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
The Cure Chicago Tickets Fri – 06/10/16 UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
The Cure Chicago Tickets Sat – 06/11/16 UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
The Cure Montreal Tickets Tue – 06/14/16 Bell Centre-QC Montreal, QC
The Cure Boston Tickets Thu – 06/16/16 Agganis Arena Boston, MA
The Cure New York Tickets Sat – 06/18/16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
The Cure New York Tickets Sun – 06/19/16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
The Cure New York Tickets Mon – 06/20/16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
The Cure Columbia Tickets Wed – 06/22/16 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
The Cure Charlotte Tickets Thu – 06/23/16 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte Charlotte, NC
The Cure Atlanta Tickets Fri – 06/24/16 Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
The Cure Miami Tickets Sun – 06/26/16 Bayfront Park-FL Miami, FL
The Cure Miami Tickets Mon – 06/27/16 Bayfront Park Amphitheater Miami, FL
The Cure Honolulu Tickets Sat – 07/16/16 Neal S Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, HI
The Cure Honolulu Tickets Sun – 07/17/16 Neal S Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, HI
The Cure Ticket Prices 2016 Date Avg Price
Austin, TX Fri – 05/13/16 $209
Houston, TX Sat – 05/14/16 $192
Dallas, TX Sun – 05/15/16 $176
El Paso, TX Tue – 05/17/16 $46
Las Vegas, NV Thu – 05/19/16 $379
Chula Vista, CA Fri – 05/20/16 $169
Los Angeles, CA Sun – 05/22/16 $522
Los Angeles, CA Mon – 05/23/16 $364
Los Angeles, CA Tue – 05/24/16 $371
Mountain View, CA Thu – 05/26/16 $192
Burnaby, BC Tue – 05/31/16 $102
Boise, ID Thu – 06/02/16 $119
West Valley, UT Fri – 06/03/16 $122
Englewood, CO Sun – 06/05/16 $109
St. Paul, MN Tue – 06/07/16 $139
Kansas City, MO Wed – 06/08/16 $160
Chicago, IL Fri – 06/10/16 $144
Chicago, IL Sat – 06/11/16 $153
Montreal, QC Tue – 06/14/16 $121
Boston, MA Thu – 06/16/16 $147
New York, NY Sat – 06/18/16 $342
New York, NY Sun – 06/19/16 $218
New York, NY Mon – 06/20/16 $663
Columbia, MD Wed – 06/22/16 $216
Charlotte, NC Thu – 06/23/16 $101
Atlanta, GA Fri – 06/24/16 $176
Miami, FL Sun – 06/26/16 $261
Miami, FL Mon – 06/27/16 $165
Honolulu, HI Sat – 07/16/16 $122
Honolulu, HI Sun – 07/17/16 $196
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