English alt-rock favorites the Cure played KROQ's acoustic Christmas show Sunday, but it was the band's "secret" show for MySpace Music on Saturday night at the Troubadour that still has fans talking. Robert Smith and his band mates, who have previously performed "secret shows" for Myspace before abroad, played for nearly three hours at their L.A. engagement. Announced less than 24 hours prior to the concert, fans started lining up at noon for a rare chance to see the Cure in such an intimate setting.
It was hard to tell who was having more fun: the audience or the band. "This was ... great," said lead singer/guitarist Smith as the band finished a breakneck final encore, which included older favorites such as "Let's Go to Bed," "Close to Me," "A Forest," "Boys Don't Cry," "Jumping Someone Else's Train" and "10:15 Saturday Night." Full set list and more after the jump.