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1989-09-23 Mansfield - Great Woods Performing Arts Center (USA/MA)
 

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Mainset:
Plainsong
Pictures Of You
Closedown
Kyoto Song
A Night Like This
Just Like Heaven
Catch
Last Dance
Fascination Street
Lovesong
Cold
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:
Homesick
Untitled
Faith
Encore 3:
The Figurehead
One Hundred Years
M
Boys Don't Cry
10.15 Saturday Night
Killing An Arab
Forever
Robert Smith
Simon Gallup
Porl Thompson
Boris Williams
Roger O'Donnell
Guests:
Caroline Crawley, Jermaur Tayle (both of Shelleyan Orphan) on 'Forever'
Songs played: 31  (17 | 4 | 3 | 7)

Day of the week: Saturday
Tour: 'The Prayer Tour'

Attendance:
Capacity:

  • This concert was supposed to be the last ever The Cure concert. At the end of this show, right after 'Forever' Robert said to the audience: "Thank you very much and good night. And i'll never see you again."
  • This was the last The Cure concert with Roger O'Donnell, who left the band in early 1990 but rejoined in 1994.
Mainset:
hello
Plainsong
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Pictures Of You
thank you. this is gonna be difficult [...] the next song is from 'disintegration' as well. this is called 'closedown'
Closedown
thank you. did anyone come yesterday? well, it's enough songs different tonight, anyway. it's the first one [...] on 'the head on the door' record. it's called 'the kyoto song'
Kyoto Song
thank you. next song is from 'the head on the door' as well. this is called 'a night like this'
A Night Like This
thank you. next one is from the 'kiss me' album. it's a single as well. this is called 'just like heaven'
Just Like Heaven
thank you. this is from the 'kiss me' album as well. and it's a single as well. [...] single here, but it was. this is called 'catch'
Catch
thank you. next song is from 'disintegration' [...] look in the mirror song. this is called 'last dance'
Last Dance
[unknown]
Fascination Street
thank you. the next song is another one from 'disintegration' and a single as well. and this is for shelleyan orphan who've been playing with us since may. it's called 'lovesong'
Lovesong
thank you. next one is another one thats [...] this is a song from 'pornography' it's called 'cold'
Cold
thank you. [...] got out the other side of the bed. [...] it's called 'the walk'
The Walk
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A Forest
thank you. the next song is a single as well. this is called 'inbetween days'
In Between Days
thank you. the next song is from 'disintegration'. it's a certain song that i'll miss singing after all this. it's called 'the same deep water as you'
The Same Deep Water As You
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Prayers For Rain
[unknown]
Disintegration
thank you
Encore 1:
thank you
Lullaby
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Close To Me
thank you. the third [...] this is called 'Let's Go To Bed'
Let's Go To Bed
last [...] this is called 'Why Can't I Be You'
Why Can't I Be You
thank you
Encore 2:
thank you. [...] is from 'disintegration' it's called 'homesick'. this is follow up and it's called 'homesick [...]'. this is part three [...] last night of the tour [...] this next song is called 'homesick'
Homesick
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Untitled
thank you. the next one is .. ahh .. called 'faith'
Faith
[unknown]
Encore 3:
thank you. am we're gonna play about another 6 or 7 songs. if they .. if they turn the lights on it's cause we've gone up .. we've gone past 11 o'clock. don't take any notice cause we look just as ugly as you do. the first one we will do is called 'figurehead'
The Figurehead
thank you. the next song is from po .. po .. po .. pornography as well. this is called 'a hundred years'
One Hundred Years
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M
[unknown]
Boys Don't Cry
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10.15 Saturday Night
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Killing An Arab
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Forever
thank you very much and good night. and i'll never see you again. thank you
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from Gwyneth:
know for certian that the Pixies were the supporting act for the Cure on the prayer tour in September 89 at Mansfield Ma.
I was at the show on Sep 23rd 1989. Yes, I know for sure. We were backstage with them after the show. I met frank black that night. SO, yes it was them.
from Matthew B.:
I was at this show, and I was a huge Pixies fan, but there was only one opening act and it was Shelleyan Orphan.
The Pixies opened for Love & Rockets at Mansfield (Great Woods) 6 days later. (See baileyswalk.com/live/1989)
They played with the Cure earlier that month and the month prior when Love and Rockets was also on the venue. I'm not surprised to hear that they were backstage, but they did not play at the show itself. I was there and saw it with my own eyes. It seems that the Love and Rockets went their own way and the Pixies followed then instead of the Cure.
This was supposed to be the last Cure show ever (the most definite suggestion of ending it up to that point).
I do distinctly remember Shelleyan Orphan though, and how the singer came back for the final Cure encore. I bought my first Pixies album because of this show. I liked the opening band. Someone told me it was the Pixies, and I bought their album Doolittle, but there was absolutely no question that it was not the Pixies after about 5 seconds of listening to it (totally different sounds). I then found out that it was actually Shelleyan Orphan. There's a big difference as Shelleyan Orphan had a female lead singer, and Kim Deal of the Pixies would only sing Gigantic at that time while Black Francis did all of the other lead singing. I also remember the flower logo that Shelleyan Orphan had up as a backdrop, and it turns out that this was the album picture from Century Flower that they released that year.
I saw the Pixies probably 8 times live in the early 1990's, so I'm absolutely positive that I'm not mistaken.
from Mike B.:
I was at this show and I can say with 100% certainty that The Pixies did NOT play. They were on tour with Love and Rockets at the time and either played the previous or next weekend at Great Woods. I went to both shows.
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list of recordings may be incomplete and could contain wrong informations
The Cure
Shelleyan Orphan
Venue address:
885 South Main Street
Mansfield, MA
Venue naming history:
1986-1999 | Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts
1999-2008 | Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
2008-2013 | Comcast Center
2014-____ | Xfinity Center
Venue related links:
The Cure appearances at this venue:
  1. 1986-07-06 Great Woods Performing Arts Center
  2. 1989-09-22 Great Woods Performing Arts Center
  3. 1989-09-23 Great Woods Performing Arts Center
  4. 1996-09-12 Great Woods Performing Arts Center
  5. 2000-06-14 Tweeter Center
  6. 2004-08-07 Tweeter Center
  7. 2023-06-18 Xfinity Center
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