Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Cure Tour 2019...so far

Update (Nov. 6th, 2018): Shows in Norway, Romania, Denmark, and Potugal added.

March 16th, 2019 - Johannesburg, South Africa at Rock on the Lawns.
Tickets on sale now.

March 21st, 2019 - Cape Town, South Africa at Rock on the Lawns.
Tickets on sale now.

June 8th, 2019 - Dublin, Ireland at Malahide Castle
Tickets are Sold Out!

June 13th - 15th, 2019 - Nickelsdorf, Austria at Nova Rock
Tickets on sale now.

June 16th, 2019 - Florence, Italy at Firenze Rocks
Tickets on sale now.

June 21st - 23rd, 2019 - Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany at Southside Festival
Tickets on sale now.

June 21st - 23rd, 2019 - Scheessel, Germany at Hurricane Festival
Tickets on sale now.

June 28th, 2019 - Werchter, Belgium at Rock Werchter
Tickets on sale now here and here.

July 4th, 2019 - Novi Sad, Serbia at Exit Festival
Tickets on sale now.

July 6th, 2019 - Roskilde, Denmark at Roskilde Festival
Tickets on sale now.

July 11th, 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal at NOS Alive
Tickets on sale now.

July 17th, 2019 - Athens, Greece at Ejekt Festival
Tickets on sale now.

July 18th - 20th, 2019 - Ostrava, Czech Republic at Colours of Ostrava
4 day tickets on sale now.

July 22nd, 2019 - Bucharest, Romania at Rock the City
Tickets on sale now.

August 7th, 2019 - Oslo, Norway at Oya Festival
Tickets on sale now.

August 16th, 2019 - Glasgow, Scotland at Summer Sessions
Tickets on sale now.

August 23rd, 2019 - Parc de Saint-Cloud, France at Rock en Seine
Tickets go on sale Nov. 7th at noon.

And more to be announced soon.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Cure play Romania on July 22nd

The Cure play Norway on August 7th

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Cure play Denmark on July 6th

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Cure play Portugal on July 11th

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Cure play Nova Rock in June

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Cure play Glasgow, Scotland on Aug. 16th

Strictly four tickets per person and per card
The lead bookers name will be printed on all tickets and the must attend the show and present photo ID on arrival. If booking more than one ticket, you all must arrive at the show together in order to gain entry.
Please only purchase tickets from authorised ticket agents

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Cure play Colours of Ostrava in July

4 day tickets on sale now.

The Cure play Southside & Hurricane festivals in June

Tickets on sale now - Southside / Hurricane.

The Cure play Exit Festival on July 4th

Early bird tickets go on sale Oct. 23rd.

The Cure play Rock en Seine on Aug. 23rd

Tickets go on sale Nov. 7th at noon.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cure nominated again for R & R Hall of Fame

From Rolling Stone:

As in recent years, the Hall of Fame has announced the individual members of each band that will be inducted.

Many musicians have come and gone through the Cure over the years, but only Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Perry Bamonte, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell got the nod.

From Billboard:

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Who Will Actually Get In?


One of the most successful and influential bands of the last 40 years, The Cure have several universally beloved hits, an instantly recognizable sound and image, and are still touring arenas and headlining festivals internationally. But they've only been nominated twice in their 15 years of being Rock Hall-eligible, mostly because the voting body has never taken British post-punk bands all that seriously -- and particularly not goth forefathers like frontman Robert Smith, who was long treated as a punchline in the face of more credible rock icons. The Rock Hall pretty much has to break the seal on bands like The Cure at some point, but until it actually happens...

Odds: 4 to 1

You can cast a vote for the Fan Ballot here.

A note about the fan vote...you can vote once per day from now until Dec. 9th, then a single ballot will be created with the top 5 vote getters. That will then be counted as ONE vote (amongst more than a thousand others from historians, journalists and members of the music industry) for each of those artists. Winning or placing in top 5 DOES NOT guarantee they get in.

And if they don't finish in the top 5 of the fan vote, it doesn't mean they don't get in. It's only one single vote for each of the top 5 artists (no matter how many fans end up casting votes) among over a thousand others.

The Cure play Rock Werchter on June 28th

The Cure play Dublin on June 8th

From The Cure on Facebook:
Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Saturday 8 June 2019
Tickets priced €69.50 including booking fee go on sale Wednesday 10th October at 9am
From Ticketmaster: In person: From Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
By Telephone (24 Hour): ROI: 0818 719 300, Northern Ireland: 0844 277 4455
Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie

From The Irish Times:

The Cure announce Malahide Castle concert for June 2019
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 10th

The Cure will return to Dublin after 23 years to perform a headline concert at Dublin’s Malahide Castle next summer. This will be the band’s first Irish concert since their appearance at Electric Picnic in 2012.

Tickets for the Saturday, June 8th Malahide gig will go on sale on Wednesday, October 10th at 9am through Ticketmaster. The concert takes place on the same day of the recently announced Metallica Slane concert.

The band posted a ‘save the date’ teaser on Twitter last month that revealed they would be playing Dublin on June 8th next year.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Cure play Florence, Italy on June 16th

Firenze Rocks have announced The Cure as their first headliner for their 2019 festival. From their Facebook page:

The Cure are the first headliner announced by #Firenzerocks 2019!

** only date in Italy! **
Sunday 16 June // Visarno Arena

Official event page 👇
The Cure // Firenze Rocks 2019

tickets available:

• From 11:00 on Wednesday 2 October, preview via the official app of Florence rocks

Ios > apple.co/fr_ios
Android > bit.ly/fr_gp

• from 12.00 on Wednesday 3 October through general sale on > www.firenzerocks.it

Further information on prices and ticket types will be reported in the next few days

The Cure play Athens, Greece on July 17th

Ejekt Festival has announced The Cure as their first headliner for their 15th anniversary. More information and ticket details will be announced soon.

The Cure play 2 shows in South Africa in March

The Cure will be playing their first ever shows in South Africa, next March.

March 16th, 2019 in Johannesburg

March 21st, 2019 in Cape Town

Tickets available here.

Boo Wave Halloween decorations

Matthew Lineham has once again featured Robert in his Halloween decorations for this year. Window clings, art prints, pennant, all available here.

Michael talks about Beauty in Chaos today

Michael Ciravolo will be talking about his 'Beauty in Chaos' project, which features Simon Gallup on bass for 'Miracle Man', on the Andy Cousins show today.

Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Pitchfork have revised and updated their 200 Best Albums of the 1980s list, and here's how The Cure fared:

#109 - The Head on the Door

The Cure’s sixth LP was also their big American breakthrough—a bright, crisp record nearly devoid of their signature swirling gloom. In this new light, Robert Smith’s dark desires took on positively cheery undertones, from jangly opener “In Between Days” and the eternal synth bop of “Close to Me” to the almost-disco of “Push,” which is basically Blondie viewed through a veil of distortion. It was the only one of the band’s albums to be entirely conceived by Smith, but far from being a hermetic affair, it veered outward, eagerly grabbing at new ideas. And with an added fifth member, multi-instrumentalist Porl Thompson, the sound was tighter and bolder, too. The brief, wondrous record marks a transition point in the Cure’s canon, a snapshot of a band making their way toward sprawling works yet to come. –Eve Barlow

#9 - Disintegration

The stylistic changes, the shifting lineups, the psilocybin and emptied liquor cabinets: Few acts had a more helter-skelter ’80s than the Cure. To trace a path from 1980’s Boys Don’t Cry up to 1987’s Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is to traverse punky perkiness, black-hearted resignation, foulest bile, insouciant psychedelia, and eyelash-batting pop. But it all comes to a head with 1989’s Disintegration—a sprawling double album that boils down all the Cure’s complexities into two contrasting shades of bittersweet.

Robert Smith’s love songs have never been as direct as “Lovesong,” a synth ballad as plain-spoken as a note left on a pillow, nor as evocative as “Plainsong,” a character study written with Raymond Carver’s sense of focus. If the album’s first half epitomizes the band’s unique fusion of melancholy and whimsy, the second half delves into their soul-scouring depths with surging guitars, storm-tossed rhythms, and Smith’s most desperate wails. “Fascination Street” and “Prayers for Rain” draw from the dirge-like moods of their early-’80s work while blowing that feeling up to acid-drenched proportions; like everything on the album, these two songs are intractable, improbable beasts, the kinds of echo-soaked anthems that made the Cure the decade’s unlikeliest alt-rock heroes. –Philip Sherburne