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The Cure in Paris: three hours of a staggering concert that flirts with flawlessness


Last stage of a small French tour, the evening proposed by Robert Smith's group turned into a triumph on Monday.

There are rituals that you never get tired of.

Going to listen to The Cure at the Accor Arena in Bercy is one of them.

Since 1985, Robert Smith's band has performed there nine times.

Three years after a performance given in the open air as part of the Rock en Seine festival, The Cure ensured the last stage of a small French tour in a room full to bursting.

In the sound system, sounds of rain and storm.

Soon, on stage, the musicians and their leader, who strolls from courtyard to garden with his characteristic gait.

If his silhouette has thickened over the years (he is 64 years old) and his hair is no longer as flamboyant as before, Smith has a charisma that is as extraordinary as it is indestructible.

While the group has not released a new album since 2008, the evening begins with a new song,

This is the End,

powerfully melancholy and languid, very much in the manner of its author.


It's nice to be back here

", comments Smith, at his ease on stage...

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Source: lefigaro

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