Posted on Roger's Facebook: "Just
confirmed that the amazing Francesca Ter-berg will be playing cello on
the Orpheus and Eurydice story for the Love and Other Tragedies suite.
We are set to record in December when I return from Russia and fingers
crossed a March release with a premiere performance in London..."
From an article posted at Nola.com today: "The Cure initially declined a Voodoo invitation. Months later, the
band’s reps asked if the slot was still available. By then, Rehage was
in discussions with Voodoo veteran Kid Rock’s camp. Both acts ended up
confirming the same week. “We talked to both of them, and figured one of
the two would hit,” Rehage said. “They both wanted to do it, so we
carved out a slot. It all fell into place.”
The Cure following Kid Rock on the same stage recalls such odd Voodoo pairings as rapper Drake preceding Ozzy Osbourne in 2010, or Dr. John abutting Moby the festival’s first year.
“We’ve always had some interesting transitions,” Rehage said. The Cure and Kid Rock “is certainly one of them.”
The Cure have been given 10 more minutes for their set. Will start at 6:50 pm now. Have 130 minutes. Perfect for adding 'Same Deep Water As You' to the set. Or 'Cold' & 'Figurehead'. :) (Thanks Olivier)
Local music critic Keith Spera has a story on the new festival grounds Voodoo will be using this year.
And this word of warning from Roger: "OK whats next.... HAHAH Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, if you don't have a ticket and were thinking maybe you wouldn't come... well think again, last Cure show of 2013 its going to (be) massive!" Always trust Roger! Get your tickets here.
Update (Oct. 28th, 2013): Gambit has published their 2013 Voodoo Guide, which can be picked up locally, or you can read the digital edition here. Nice little Cure article included.