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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Further clarification from Robert

Posted in the comments at the official site: "I HOPED MY BESTIVAL COMMENT WAS CLEAR ENOUGH..."AS OF DECEMBER 3RD 2010, THIS IS THE ONLY CURE PERFORMANCE OF ANY DESCRIPTION BOOKED FOR 2011". BUT TO BE EVEN CLEARER...WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING ROCK IN RIO. WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE. WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING A LONDON SHOW IN THE SPRING... ETC ETC... IF THERE ARE TO BE ANY OTHER CURE LIVE PERFORMANCES IN 2011, THEY WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE FIRST... ANYTHING ELSE ANYWHERE ELSE IS AS EVER MERE SPECULATION! TO GO...RSX"
Posted by CURE:ROBERT on 12/4/2010 10:27 PM (GMT-08:00)

40 comments:

  1. Robert is up at stupid o'clock to post these things! Thats like 4am? hahaa.

    I was awake watching the ashes.

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  3. See he didn't mention South America again except to say that they won't be playing at Lolla or Rock in Rio. So confused.

    Smooches,
    Pussycat
    http://www.cureconnections.com

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  4. who knows. i'm done speculating, for the moment.

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  5. LOL. That's what everyone gets for over interpreting and parsing ever phrase to the nth degree!

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  6. Robert almost sounds proud as he declares that The Cure won't be performing in 2011. good Grief. I hope this means that the band is creating new music instead.

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  7. i had to smile when i saw the comment only seconds after it hit. i smiled because the man can never really be clear unless he states only venues CONFIRMED TO BE played, leaving no room for hopeful, wishful speculation. that is what it is like when everyone wants something so much.

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  8. keep on trollin', Barbiturico!
    Seriously, get a life you loser!

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  9. Aaaaaaaa 2
    So I can hope NOT to see any sh** bands pissing me off for 7 hours before I can finally see The Cure!!
    I´ll have them only for me in (at?) a respectable venue, hehe...

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  11. I've never been there.... Go to Isle of Wight to see The Cure sounds great!!!Its a mythical place... can't wait!!! :o)

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  12. Got my Entreat Plus today, it's a beauty!

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  13. Zane Lowe just announced on his Radio 1 show that Robert & Crystal Castles will be appearing on the X Factor at the weekend. Highly unlikely I would have thought, but an entertaining rumour nonetheless.

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  14. Jason - Was he joking? That just seems highly unlikely, given the type of music they usually promote.

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  15. I didn't hear it, I can't stand Zane Lowe, I stick to Radio 6. My sister called me just after he said it. She said he sounded serious. Like I said, I don't think it's likely especially considering so far they've had Justin Bieber, Take That & last week The Black Eyed Peas. Next week is the final, so they're going to pull out something big. I think this would be the best thing they've ever done. I doubt Cowell & Cole would agree.

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  16. Crystal Castles are playing as well at Bestival... so maybe they can a have a special guest at their show...?

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  17. Francois - I think that's a very safe bet. : )

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  18. Jason - Yeah, just listened to it on the BBC site, and he did say that, but then added, "No, not really."

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  19. bring it to the end...robert.please!
    the time is over.
    the cure is dead since the cut with perry and roger.

    i am sad about it, but that´s the truth.
    robert your heart is to old to cold to hard for a new good cure record.
    and a new tour with the cure guitar fucking porl thompson cover band??? no please!
    look and hear in the past and you know what i mean.
    sorry robert...your voice and your songs are my home forever.
    the cure was a live band, one of the best.with 5 members: vocal,guitar
    2nd guitar
    bass
    keyboards
    drums.
    it´s over!
    D I S I N T E GR A T I O N
    goodbye the cure.ck

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  20. it's definetly a "nah, not really"...funny though

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  21. Yeah, he had me going for a few seconds, thinking he was serious, and then "not really" made me laugh. : )

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  22. What´s wrong Craig.
    how do you think about the cure situation? are you happy???
    are you happy with songs like "switch"...and a cure cover band?
    i am a user of chain of flowers since 1996 and cure fan since 1990.
    and i realize the dead of the cure in 2010.
    and the perfect moment to break is over.
    the trilogy shows in 2002.

    ...nothing left but craig.
    ck

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  23. ckone - I was talking about the joke that Zane Lowe made about Crystal Castles & Robert appearing on X Factor this weekend, not making a comment on what you wrote.

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  24. "nothing left but craig" hahah

    anyway ckone, maybe after trilogy would have been a good point to end, but maybe not. i would never have gotten to see them live for one thing, since i became a fan in 2004 and saw them in '08. i think they continue to play incredible shows live and i enjoyed the last album. and i'm looking forward to future shows :)

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  25. I guess my sis got all excited & called me before Zane revealed his little prank. Still it was fun speculating.

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  26. CKone - mate, get over yourself - bands evolve and change to stay alive or they die. Sure i'd love to hear Joy Divison live one more time, but what would they be like in 2010?? I would also give anything to hear Kurt Cobain again, but what would he make of todays music?? We simply don't know - however i first saw the cure in 1984 and been a fan since - every album has been an evolution and an experience - no two the same - AND THATS THE POINT - we are blessed with a band that DOES change and evolve but still remains true at its core - if you think 2010 herald(ded / Hearalds) the death of the cure then i am truly sorry for you - the cure are now more vital than ever - in the wake of chart / manufactuired pap, we need their vision, so accvepth the natural evolution of the band as the singer / leader sees fit and give hiom some credit, i mean he has been doing this for a while !!! - howeevr, if you are unable to move with change, then on behalf of the cure and their fans....... bye then!

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  27. ckone - For some of us that have been Cure fans since '84, Porl is the legitimate member and its Roger and Perry that are the hired guns, lol.

    Personally I think the Thompson/Gallup/Robert/Jason lineup is the best they've had in a long time. Just add in Tolhurst on keys and I would be very happy.

    Why should The Cure end? There is still a huge fan base. There is a demand.

    Now I agree, the last few albums have had some awful songs, but they've had some great tunes as well.

    What's funny is that I don't think I've even listened to albums like The Top, Head on the Door, Kiss Me, in 10 years. Usually its Disintegration, Wish, Porno, 17, and Faith. Sometimes Bloodflowers.

    I probably haven't listened to WMS since 1997 after the tour, lmao.

    4:13 Dream had a few classic Cure tunes, 'It's Over', 'Underneath the Stars', 'The Scream', etc.. if anyone of those were on Kiss me, they would be considered a classic lol.

    Whatever RS does with the lineup, as long as it includes Simon Gallup, is fine by me.

    I've been a Cure fan since 1984 when I first heard Lets go to Bed. I can't tell you all how many times RS has said he is breaking up the band, only to come back again with a new album and tour.

    Well here he is at 52 and ready to do another show in 2011, and probably tour in 2012. He's been active even in this 'downtime' with guest appearances.

    What else would RS do other than The Cure? My bet is we're going to see RS touring well into his 60's. Probably not on a massive scale, but a few shows a month or per year.

    I see RS going down the same road as Van Morrison. He's 65, and tours all the time. Or Bob Dylan. Or any of the guys still around from the 60's and 70's.

    If The Cure were going to end, it would have been after Disintegration. I remember that tour and EVERYONE thought this was IT.

    Until a year later when all of a sudden the video for 'Never Enough' showed up, lmao.

    I've been listening to and seeing this band live for 26 years. I hope to make it an even 40, and I don't see any reason for The Cure to not have another good 15 years left in them.

    Same thing with Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, etc etc. The only band from that genre who called it quits for good was A-ha. But they hate each other, lol. It's a miracle they lasted this long.

    The Cure are going to be around for a lot longer in my opinion. So enjoy it and be grateful.

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  28. sorry craig for my attack.
    the fanbase would be lost without you!
    Thanks to all of you.
    For your passion for the cure.
    it´s unbelievable.

    i hope robert bring it to the good end. Whenever! however!
    and please...don´t break with simon.

    My wishes:
    1.a good new record include A Boy i never knew
    2.stopp the rubbish guitar live version of the cure.a lot of songs doesn´t work without strings and synths and keys! that´s a fact!!!!
    lol back on keys is a great idea!!!
    3.porl don´t use drugs on stage and look in the mirror.Where are you?
    4. give the cure the balance back
    the idea of perfection holds me...
    whatever....
    i am a cure fan as you are and hope the best.
    but 1 show in europe with no record rumours??? no good sign. anyway!
    THANK YOU!

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  29. @Millertime - well put!

    @Emile - Peter Hook has put together a show that plays Unknown Pleasures in it's entirety called The Joy Division Experience. If it comes near you, do yourself a favour and see it. Sure, it isn't the original band, but it was a surprisingly wonderful evening (one of my concert-going highlights of 2010)

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  30. @ altr2Elise - thanks for that - have listened to a few boots of the shows (Durmientes en el mar blog) has a few up - London, Perth, Melbourne and Spain (i think) - have not considered it really as im just not sure! i mean Ians lyrics / Ians voice that WAS JD to me - not sure how i feel about Hooky doing it - but if you say you enjoyed it, i may have to rethink! thanks for that!

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  31. @Emile - I tthink it depends on the mindset that you go in with. We just went along to enjoy JD music and we got that. A friend of mine (a JD purist) did not enjoy it at all. If you expect JD of old, you would be disappointed - if you just expect an experience you may be pleasantly surprised.

    @MillerTime - Whilst there are some lacklustre tracks on WMS, I think you would be surprised by the good tracks if you gave it a re-listen.

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  32. @altr2elise - thanks for that - guess I am s bit of a purist and would always compare but I like to think I am also open minded so will probably give it a shot.
    Agree with you re WMS revisited it a few months ago and pleasanty surprised

    @millertime very eloquent and completely agree - however was watching some random music channel on tv Sunday and video for Charlotte sometimes came on so started playing the top again - it's awesome - try it!! Yeah your tongue needs to be in place in the cheek area but some good tunes - :-)

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  33. HOWDY ALL, SPEAKING OV CONCERTS - WENT & SAW U2 LAST NITE, OK CONCERT - ONLY WENT 2HRS.

    WHILST THEY WAS PLAYING 'STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT LOOKING FOR' - I FOUND MYSELF SINGING 'I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND A BAND A GOOD AS THE CURE'

    HOW ABOUT A TOUR DOWN UNDER IN 2011

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  34. sorry, but U2 comments here? i have to admit, they did good albums, but their attitude, oh my god, can´t stand them at all.

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  35. Well, if we're gonna go there...I can't believe current cure shows are being compared favorably to current U2 shows. I saw U2 three times this year...the 360 tour is amazing! The whole thing: the stage setup and light show, the performances, the crowd interaction, the song selection, etc. etc. etc. While "No Line on the Horizon" was far from their best album, I would say that U2 are the best "preserved" of the legendary '80s groups, both in the studio and on the stage. I would honestly not consider myself to be a huge U2 fan, and the Cure have been a much bigger force in my life overall, but I wouldn't even think of comparing the two bands now...

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  36. In craneman's comment, there is absolutely no comparison between U2 and The Cure.

    I can't believe you would turn a cute comment like that into something to be fround upon, just because he mentioned another band. it's NOT a U2 comment, it is just something nice he/she does to remain loyal to the true favorite.

    I love his/her comment. I very often sick names of my favourite bands into the lyrics of songs, for a bit of fun.

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  37. According to the Fiction Records website they're playing a gig in Dublin on the 4th Aug:

    http://www.fictionrecords.co.uk/the-cure/

    04 Aug | THE CURE
    The Cure at Marlay Park, Baile Átha Cliath on 4 Aug 2011

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  38. moggieboy - That would be amazing...it's a really nice park. They hold gigs there every year, not festivals, as it's in a residential area. Fingers crossed.

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