The Cure made sure fans weren't disappointed with their concerts for the Teenage Cancer Trust this weekend with the band performing an incredible set of 45-songs during both their shows in London.
Fronted by Robert Smith, the 'Lullaby' rockers became the latest act to grace the capital's Royal Albert Hall on Friday and Saturday as part of the charity's string of concerts but they certainly stood out from the likes of Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic and Paolo Nutini, with the band performing a marathon of 45 songs.
The Cure, frontman Robert Smith here last year, performed at the Royal Albert Hall for two nights this weekend (Jessica Alexander/Future Image/WENN.com)
Spanning around three and a half hours on both nights, The Cure ventured through their extensive back catalogue which included performing hit singles such as 'The Love Cats,' 'Friday I'm In Love' and 'High.'
According to NME, Smith joked to the audience on Saturday night: “Sorry the set is so long. It's entirely my fault,” although it's doubtful that fans were complaining.
The Cure are currently recording their next studio album '4:14 Scream,' which will be their first album in six years, and Smith insists that the record will be worth the gruelling wait.
“[This is] the second half of what is an effectively an album that came out in 2008,” Smith told Xfm.
The band are recording their next album '4:14 Scream' (AKM-GSI)
Over the last few years, The Cure have seen a dramatic change in line-up with guitarist Porl Thompson quitting and Reeves Gabrels taking his place at the Teenage Cancer Trust shows as well as new addition, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell.
Revealing how the changes have affected the album, Smith said: “[The album] is a bit of a sore point, really, to be honest, amongst this current line-up. We're in a weird predicament in that … [4:14 Scream] was made by a band that no longer exists.”