watch full lollapalooza sets from nine inch nails, phoenix & the cure


Lollapalooza 2013 packed record crowds into Chicago’s Grant Park. More than 300,000 trampled the grounds over the weekend, witnessing the triumphant stateside return of Nine Inch Nails and a delightfully old school 1-2 punch of New Order and The Cure.

As is the custom these days, live webcasts of select sets (no New Order, unfortunately) were available over the weekend, which if they’re worth a damn, eventually end up on youtube. Here, we’ll dispense with the also-rans and focus on the heavy hitters. First up, Trent Reznor and his revamped NIN live lineup. By all accounts, this was a killer set that bodes well for the rest of the tour and new album Hesitation Marks.

  1. Copy of A
  2. Sanctified
  3. Came Back Haunted
  4. 1,000,000
  5. March of the Pigs
  6. Piggy
  7. The Frail
  8. The Wretched
  9. Terrible Lie
  10. Closer
  11. Gave Up
  12. Help Me I Am in Hell
  13. Me, I’m Not
  14. Find My Way
  15. What If We Could?
  16. The Way Out Is Through
  17. Wish
  18. Survivalism
  19. Only
  20. The Hand That Feeds
  21. Head Like a Hole
  22. Hurt

While the world hasn’t fallen in love with Bankrupt! quite as hard as Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the quirky Frenchmen have grown to arena/festival closing status. Unlike their Coachella set, Phoenix had no surprise guests… just a tight collection of crowd pleasing hits.

  1. Entertainment
  2. Lasso
  3. Lisztomania
  4. Long Distance Call
  5. Rally
  6. The Real Thing
  7. Too Young / Girlfriend
  8. Run Run Run
  9. Trying to Be Cool / Drakkar Noir / Chloroform
  10. Love Like a Sunset / Bankrupt!
  11. Consolation Prizes
  12. S.O.S. in Bel Air
  13. Armistice
  14. 1901
  15. If I Ever Feel Better / Funky Squaredance
  16. Rome
  17. Entertainment (reprise)

Finally, The Cure have been crushing the international festival circuit for the past several years, but this was their first appearance at a U.S. festival in recent memory. Robert Smith knew his audience and leaned on the pop side of his catalog to dazzling effect.

  1. Plainsong
  2. Pictures of You
  3. Lullaby
  4. High
  5. The End of the World
  6. Lovesong
  7. In Between Days
  8. Just Like Heaven
  9. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
  10. The Walk
  11. Mint Car
  12. Friday I’m in Love
  13. Doing the Unstuck
  14. Trust
  15. Want
  16. Fascination Street
  17. The Hungry Ghost
  18. Wrong Number
  19. One Hundred Years
  20. Disintegration
  21. The Lovecats
  22. The Caterpillar
  23. Close to Me
  24. Let’s Go to Bed
  25. Why Can’t I Be You?
  26. Boys Don’t Cry



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