Bogotá, Dec 10 (EFE).- The British band The Cure returned to Colombia this Sunday ten years after their first and last concert in the country to color the Movistar Arena in Bogotá with their distinctive gothic style during the Road to Primavera and make attendees to dance to the rhythm of their hypnotic songs.
With this concert, the band culminates with the Latin American part of its ‘Shows of a Lost World’ world tour after passing through Mexico City, Lima, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.
The group led by Robert Smith has almost half a century of history. Founded in Crawley (England) in 1976, its enigmatic and melancholic lyrics are present in the imagination of anyone who turned on a radio during the 80s.
The stage warmed up with its two opening acts, the British band Slowdive and the Colombian Encarta 98, which welcomed the attendees with their relaxed ‘dream pop’.
With his characteristic disheveled hair, his eyes outlined in an intense black and his lips clumsily painted red, the 64-year-old singer took the stage wearing a t-shirt with the Colombian flag to flood the stadium with his band’s anthems from minute one. .
The Cure offered a two and a half hour concert that began without their characteristic British punctuality, as it began 15 minutes later than planned, in which they performed some of their best-known songs such as ‘Friday I’m in Love’ or ‘Forest ‘.
The lights went out and revealed a starry sky, the sound of rain falling and spotlights that simulated lightning from a storm whose thunder was the screams of a dedicated audience eager to greet him and begin his first concert in the city after ten years. .
They alternated versions of some lesser-known hits from their first albums and with their latest singles, which will be part of their next studio album, the first since 2008, ‘Songs of a Lost World’, already announced but still without a release date.
They started the concert singing ‘Alone’, which is one of the five that they have been releasing in dribs and drabs on this tour and with which the group seems to want to say that the new album is now serious.
One of the most influential and emblematic groups in the world brought together almost 14,000 people in Bogotá who attended the closing concert of their tour through Latin America, among whom were not only Colombians, but also British people like Lucy, who came “only for the concerts of Pet Shop Boys of yesterday and by The Cure”, and tomorrow he returns with his family to the United Kingdom.
The Cure closed, but not before taking several breaks, with ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, a song that was received with excitement and arms raised.
The band’s first time in Colombia was at Simón Bolívar Park on April 19, 2013, and from that moment on they did not return to the country on any of their tours, so this Sunday’s concert was a very special one for their fans.
They were to repeat in the same venue as ten years ago, but the Primavera Sound festival franchise was modified this 2023 and was renamed Road to Primavera, changing venue and dimensions and culminating today its eventful first edition.