The Cure Annonce 2016 European Tour

The Cure will be playing 30 shows in 17 European countries next Autumn, their first major tour of the continent since 2008
During the past 7 years the band has performed a number of high profile London shows, and headlined most of the major European festivals, including Roskilde, Werchter, Reading & Leeds, Pinkpop, Hurricane & Southside, Paleo, Vieilles Charrues, BBK, Belfort, Optimus Alive!, Primavera, Frequency, Electric Picnic and Bestival…
“THE CURE TOUR 2016” will present Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O’Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be one of the ‘must see’ shows of the year!
Support on all dates will be The Twilight Sad
.” – Source

I am too excited. The last time The Cure were in Norway I had a ticket but I couldn’t go. It broke my heart. I got to see them a couple of years later. But I am not missing this show!

Here are the Scandinavian dates:
7.oct: Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
9.oct: Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
11.oct: Oslo Spectrum, Oslo
12.oct: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
14.oct: Forum, Copenhagen

Turbonegro – Sentrum Scene, Oslo 21.11/15

When you wake up with the lights on, your contact lenses still on your eyes, and your shoes on the bathroom floor – you, know you had a good time last night.

It’s Turbonegro’s only show in Oslo this year and they promised the audience a whole lot of denim. They had the colors of Tricolour, the French flag, on stage which is such a beautiful way to show support to France. They did dedicate a song to Paris, “Wasted Again”. Thats the way Turbonegro does it.

The highlights of the evening were most definitely when they played their old hits. “I Got Erection”, “City of Satan”, “Sell Your Body”, “All My Friends Are Dead” and so on. The audience were crazy, lots of crowd surfing and one guy even got on stage and stage-dived. I don’t think it was planned but it was cool to watch.

During the encore they presented the band. They have gotten some new members since the last time I saw them. But Rune Rebellion, Happy Tom and Euroboy are still here. Now with a new drummer, piano player and a new vocalist. The new vocalist is better than the old one. Anyway, during this presentation of members they played short covers of different classics like Blur’s “Song 2” and Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On”. Amazing! This was something new, and I like it!

TBT – Turboneger

It has been so long since I’ve seen Turboneger (Turbonegro) live. They got a new vocalist 4 years ago. And I have not seen them live with the new guy. That means I haven’t seen them live in 5 years. Thats no good. So I’m adding a third concert to my busy weekend It’s time to see Turboneger again. I can manage a concert on Friday, Saturday and Sunday right? Never mind exams on Monday. Important to get my priorities straight.

Anyway back to Turboneger. Since it’s throwback Thursday, it would only be fair to pick an older song.

Picture © Richard Eriksen