Monday, December 14, 2015

Boise, Idaho show added on June 2nd!

From The Idaho Statesman:

Rock band The Cure to perform Boise concert
Coming to CenturyLink Arena
Selling out months in advance in larger cities
Tickets go on sale Dec. 18 for $25-$75

By Michael Deeds (mdeeds@idahostatesman.com)

It’s going to be “Friday I’m in Love” this week for fans of The Cure.

Known for its often gloomy yet accessible music, the British rock group is coming to CenturyLink Arena — and tickets go on sale Dec 18.

The concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016. It marks The Cure’s first trip to Boise, despite tens of millions of albums sold and a career that stretches back to the 1970s.

The show is expected to last four hours. First is an opening set from The Twilight Sad. Then comes a three-hour onslaught from The Cure. Recent setlists have featured 40 or more songs, including hits such as “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong” and “Why Can’t I Be You.”

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday for $25-$75 at 208-331-8497, www.centurylinkarenaboise.com, www.cttouringid.com or at the Centurylink box office. Join a “CTTouring Insiders” list for a Dec. 17 presale by emailing info@cttouringid.com.

Driven by frontman Robert Smith’s gothic imagery and instantly recognizable alt-pop sound, The Cure’s music is an iconic part of ’80s culture. So it’s not entirely surprising that next year’s tour is generating buzz nationwide. Multiple nights at large arenas in Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Chicago have sold out in advance.

“Some very cool things and stars had to align to have The Cure play Centurylink Arena with only 4,874 seats available for sale,” says Creston Thornton, owner of promoter CTTouring. “We are very excited to bring this amazing artist to Boise in such an intimate venue.”

(Thanks @aluche44)

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    1. close the internet, we have a winner.

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  2. So they'll play Boise, but not Detroit. LOL! At any rate, it looks like they've never played Idaho before, so I guess that's pretty cool.

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    The show is expected to last four hours. First is an opening set from The Twilight Sad. Then comes a three-hour onslaught from The Cure.

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    1. i think the reporter is making an assumption, based on previous tours and setlists. there is no way they can tour this show w a support act and make it 4 hours nightly. most major venues have a curfew that will cut out near 23h

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    2. I think they're well aware of the duration of the show, being the promoter. 4 hours was the total duration including support act. The Cure played very close to the 3-hour mark on the 2008 tour, and 65dos opened all those shows. If doors are at 6p, twilight sad is on at 7p, then Cure on at 8p-11p they can make it work nightly.

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  5. They're skipping big cities/venues like Phoenix/Detroit to play Boise, doesn't quite make sense to me.

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    1. having the 3 shows in LA and 2 in chicago, 3 in nyc....eats up lots of logistics. they still havent announced the TO gig yet. thats why no detroit.

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    2. Seattle (Sasquatch ?) and Toronto (Bestival ?) very likely are Festival Gigs and as the Festivals haven't launched their Artist yet Cure couldn't release those details i think.

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    3. That's highly doubtful, as the expected dates for Bestival are the 10th and 11th of June.

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    4. I was going to say same thing thst and lineup from last year doesn't really fit with the cure. I do wonder what hold up in toronto is.

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  7. Well, obviously they feel confident in their show (product), so they'd be interested to sell it to as many as they possibly could. They might have been invited by the good folks of Boise, ID. Please, bear in mind, that the people there are as cool as in any other place in US. Idaho is actually closer (in many aspects) to California than you'd think...

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