The cult group of gothic rock and afterpunk arrives at the Palau Sant Jordi with a marathon concert of almost three hours
They have been building their own universe for decades, a parallel personal seal difficult to categorize and sustained in their hypnotic music and a reinvented aesthetic of punk and post-punk. The Cure has known, as few groups, to wander the rope between lights and shadows with majesty and authority. The British band led by Robert Smith has for many years championed the genre of gothic rock, with lyrics introspective and existential, but without giving up an opening of sights that has also led them to court with electronics or new wave. After almost 40 years on the stage, the training, which has been reinvented many times, continues to defend the songs of their thirteen studio albums on a new international tour that comes after years of silence and has reserved three stops for the public Spanish: Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona.
Robert O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels have created a recital in the capital (November 20) and in Bilbao (November 24), a concert that walks through different states of mind, thanks to his four decades of immortal songs that navigate between the melancholy or the electric blackness of much darker compositions. The followers of the band that go to the Palau Sant Jordi can enjoy a concert that will approach the three hours of duration, with a narrative structure divided into three large blocks that accommodate more than thirty songs.
Three hours and more than 30 themes
Catharsis and celebration of one of the most imposing legacies of rock clothed by a sober rather simple scenery supported only by sober projections. And is that the band does not need the support of the latest technological gadgets that are so fashionable have been placed today in large manufactured recitals. The fireworkbises,lullaby, are for his chords and the vocal majesty, perhaps more contained, of a Smith who, at age 57, only the gray hairs that have dyed his imposing gray hair betray the passage of years. Her dress and laconic and timid attitude remains the same.
The public that attends this Saturday at the Palau Sant Jordi is therefore warned. Get ready for a marathon session with intensity as a flag, and that will predictably have up to three bises. There will be no shortage of classics like Lullaby, Friday I’m in Love, Just Like Heaven, Close to Me, End, The Walk, Open, High, Boys Do not Cry, The Forest or One Hundred Years, Of his latest studio album, 4:13 Dream, as The Hungry Ghost. Everything ready for the fog to take over the Barcelona stage for the staging of a group that, despite its dark aesthetic, knows how to create festive atmospheres thanks to a good live and celebrated by its transgenerational public.