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24.07.1989 London - Wembley Arena (England)
 

The Cure
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Mainset:
plainsong
pictures of you
closedown
piggy in the mirror
catch
a night like this
just like heaven
last dance
fascination street
primary
the drowning man
lovesong
charlotte sometimes
the walk
a forest
in between 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:
shake dog shake
siamese twins
one hundred years
Encore 3:
homesick
untitled
faith
Encore 4:
m
three imaginary boys
fire in cairo
boys don't cry
10.15 saturday night
killing an arab
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Songs: 35  (19/4/3/3/6)
Length: ~ 200 min
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Mainset:
Hello
plainsong
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pictures of you
Thankyou. The band on the stage is saying the set will be a lot different tonight. How different is another thing. This one’s called Closedown
closedown
Thankyou. Um, who’s here tonight that’s been on either of the other 2 nights, anyone? Is that a lot? Simon reckons you’re lying, so something different. There’s a bet that tonight we’ll get some songs we haven’t done on either night but some we did the first night, some we did the second so you think they’re playing the same songs you’re wrong. The first few will be the same, cos we only know about...fifty. This is called Piggy In The Mirror
piggy in the mirror
Thankyou. Next one’s from the Kiss Me album & it’s called...we always thought it to be called Knock but we were put right by a new beginning when someone told us it was actually called Catch.
catch
Thankyou. This one’s going back to the Head on The Door. Don’t you think he looks better with his hat off? That was a resounding yes. This is called A Night Like This
a night like this
This song’s going forward a bit. This is called Just Like Heaven
just like heaven
Thankyou. We’ve only done four of the new songs today....this one’s fairly new again....??.. no-one seems to like it either. We do. This is called Last Dance
last dance
Thankyou. It’s like there..?? There’s one that...???
fascination street
Thankyou. This is going back to, oh it doesn’t seem like it was. It’s the first time we’ve done this for about two years or something. It’s called Primary
primary
This is from the same bit it, although I can’t believe it was this is called The Drowning Man
the drowning man
Thankyou. & a long time later & about the same picture of a girl.... This is called Lovesong
lovesong
This is almost as old as that one. This is called Charlotte Sometimes
charlotte sometimes
This was a single aswell. it’s called The Walk
the walk
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a forest
Thankyou. This one is ???...this is called Inbetween Days
in between days
Thankyou. So it’s going to go slow again. Er it’s new it’s called The Same Deep Water As You
the same deep water as you
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prayers for rain
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disintegration
Thankyou.
Encore 1:
Thankyou. Now I’m going to sing as loud as I can
lullaby
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close to me
Thankyou. The next one to play ..??... is like number thirty seven or something. it’s called Let’s Go To Bed
let's go to bed
Next one’s the last of the pop idiot songs again ow almost there now. This one’s called Why Can’t I Be You
why can't i be you
Thankyou..Thankyou.
Encore 2:
Thankyou. Um, this is because there’s people outside saying why haven’t you played this but if it goes right it’ll be good I think ...??.. Something we haven’t played again in about two years & it’s called Shake Dog Shake
shake dog shake
Thankyou. This is one we haven’t done for about 8 years I think. Yep. This is called Siamese Twins
siamese twins
Thankyou. The last one of this one ?? but looking back this is called One Hundred Years
one hundred years
Ow!.....Thankyou
Encore 3:
Thankyou. For the first one it’s called mesh I think.
homesick
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untitled
The next one feels like the oldest song I ever wrote & it’s dedicated tonight to Shelleyan Orphan you see, for being so fucking brilliant for the past few weeks it’s called Faith
faith
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Encore 4:
Thankyou. Even older than that but it doesn’t ever seem it. This is 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
Thankyou. Lastly for everyone here that seems to remember what we first used to play ...like....
10.15 saturday night
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killing an arab
Goodnight. We’ll hopefully see you again, but we probably won’t. Thankyou very much for being there all through the years. Thankyou
thanks to Steve for the announcements
announcements may be wrong or incomplete
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siamese twins
one hundred years
shake dog shake
just like heaven
plainsong
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Robert Smith
Simon Gallup
Porl Thompson
Boris Williams
Roger O'Donnell
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  • 'Siamese Twins' was played for the first time since 13. Aug 1983 Saint-Jacut-Les-Pins
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from Cure News 8:
question: what was your best/worst gig on the european stretch of the "prayer tour", and why?
robert: the best was the last night at wembley because of the atmosphere and playing so many old songs. it was nostalgic.
the worst was reims in france because everyone was sick.
from the 1991 "T.I.B." interview thecure.com/tibpages/tibints/1991en.html:
Have you shot videos that you've never shown?
Not properly. Not with the crew. And we've filmed a lot of concerts from the mixing desk, just like static shots at the stage all the way through. I recorded all three nights at Wembley on Disintegration, and three or four American concerts like that. I don't know why I never watch them! I like the one at Giants Stadium, we've used a bit of that in this video. But generally, they're just one shot, they'd be too boring. Sometimes I just film to see what the lights look like, to see if there could be any improvement on the lighting. So I do it for a critical reason, not really for enjoyment. I really wish that we've made a proper film for the Prayer tour. It would have been brilliant. But we didn't, so... We didn't do it because we're stupid. And no one around us wanted to make a film about this. We never have anyone there that says: "I make a film"...

[note: the question was answered by Robert and ".. we've used a bit of that in this video" means the 'Picture Show' video]
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Attendance:
Capacity:
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Venue address:
Wembley Arena
Arena Square
Engineers Way
Wembley Park
Wembley, HA9 0AA
Venue naming history:
Empire Pool (1934-78)
Wembley Arena (1978-2014)
The SSE Arena, Wembley (2014-....)
Venue related links:
Map:
Cure appearances at this venue:
12.09.1985 / 13.09.1985 / 07.12.1987 / 08.12.1987 / 09.12.1987 / 22.07.1989 / 23.07.1989 / 24.07.1989 / 19.01.1991 / 10.12.1996 / 22.04.2000 / 20.03.2008 / 01.12.2016 / 02.12.2016 / 03.12.2016
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Shelleyan Orphan
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