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21.07.1989 Birmingham - National Exhibition Centre (England)
 

The Cure
The Cure
Mainset:
plainsong
pictures of you
closedown
piggy in the mirror
a night like this
just like heaven
catch
last dance
fascination street
cold
charlotte sometimes
the walk
a forest
inbetween days
the same deep water as you
prayers for rain
disintegration
Encore 1:
lullaby
close to me
let's go to bed
why can't i be you
Encore 2:
the holy hour
a strange day
the figurehead
the drowning man
all cats are grey
m
three imaginary boys
fire in cairo
boys don't cry
10.15 saturday night
killing an arab
The Cure
Songs:  ()
Length: ~ min
The Cure
Mainset:
hello
plainsong
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pictures of you
Thank you. Erm, the third one [...]. It's new as well. It's called Closedown.
closedown
Erm, is anyone here that came here yesterday? Ah! This is for you then, it's called Piggy In The Mirror.
piggy in the mirror
This goes on to... a bit later than that, that... God, it's so early, it [kills me? ...]. This one's from The Head On The Door, it's called A Night Like This
a night like this
This one it's - oh, don't know - newer or something? It's from the Kiss Me album, it's called Just Like Heaven.
just like heaven
OK. That might be coming up later... But this one's still from the Kiss Me album, it's called Catch.
catch
Thank you. This one's newer than that but it's about the same girl. It's called Last Dance.
last dance
[...] so far we haven't had a single song we're not going to play tonight, so... Ah! You just came up with one! (screams) This is called Fascination Street.
fascination street
em, almost as old as that is again something that ... [...] yesterday [...] this is another one of them. and it's from pornography. it's called cold
cold
Thank you. The next song is even older, but [...] believe it. This is called Charlotte Sometimes.
charlotte sometimes
[...] the same number in a cardboard box, the next one. It's called ... The ... Walk.
the walk
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a forest
Thank you. [...] the other way around. I can't play [...] when I'm singing. It's like a greatest hit, but half an hour (ago?) I said "Greatest-not-so-hit". This one's called Inbetween Days.
inbetween days
The next one's [...] thinking it was three months ago to the hour that we left England, so ... this is... [...]. This is called The Same Deep Water As You.
the same deep water as you
[unknown]
prayers for rain
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disintegration
thank you
Encore 1:
Thank you. OK. Erm, the next four, like, I mean, the ones that were here yesterday will know anyway. So thei're going to be the same four pure pop ones. Yeah, thei're good fun to do anyway. The first one of which is this one.
lullaby
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close to me
OK. The third of the pop idiot songs. This one's called Let's Go To Bed.
let's go to bed
The last one for our show, erm, it's fucking impossible... It would be good if you could have someone like to pick someone out and make him look as stupid as me. That would say "Why Can't I Be You?".
why can't i be you
thank you
Encore 2:
Erm, it's probably a song that noone shouted out, but as we play it very rarely, about once in the past eight years, seems like I'm gonna... anyway ... This is called The Holy Hour.
the holy hour
Thank you. Huh? (audience shouts out requests) But first [...] This is called A Strange Day.
a strange day
Erm, we decided on this one, for the third one. It's called The Figurehead.
the figurehead
yeah [...] come back on [...] waste about two minutes. said, em, another one we haven't done for a long time. [...] end up that one. but this one is called the drowning man
the drowning man
well, i've got ... em, we're gonna keep keep going anyway, but ... aaahh ... the question is ... em ... depending on how it sounds. [...] we're gonna play it anyway, thats the whole point. but who, who want's to hear a song called all cats are grey? arrest my face. this is something like a song called all cats are grey
all cats are grey
Now this one's for [...] We're going to keep going as we've run out of beer a lot of times [...] doesn't really matter. This one's from Seventeen Seconds and it's called M.
m
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three imaginary boys
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fire in cairo
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boys don't cry
(audience shouts out requests) Yeah, someone's got it right! (audience shouts out requests) Not in a million years we're going to play [...] again!
10.15 saturday night
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killing an arab
thank you, good night. thank you.
thanks to scttrbrn for the announcements
announcements may be wrong or incomplete
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Simon Gallup
Porl Thompson
Boris Williams
Roger O'Donnell
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Venue address:
NEC Arena

Even though it is called the N.E.C Birmingham officially the complex is in neighbouring Solihull.
Venue naming history:
NEC Arena (1982-2009)
LG Arena (2009-2014)
Genting Arena (2014-....)
Venue related links:
Map:
Cure appearances at this venue:
20.09.1985 / 06.12.1987 / 20.07.1989 / 21.07.1989 / 18.11.1992 / 19.11.1992 / 16.12.1996
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