Wednesday, June 26, 2019

'Lovesong' from 'The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London'

The Cure play INmusic Festival tonight

June 26th, 2019
INmusic Festival in Croatia
Scheduled to play from 10:45 pm - 1 am.
In the US that's a start time of 4:45 pm eastern, 3:45 central, 2:45 mountain, 1:45 pacific.

If you're at the show tonight and wouldn't mind helping me with setlist reports, photos, videos, or whatever you feel like sending in, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, enjoy the show, and have a great night!

The fucking Cure and the fucking Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and Robert Smith had some fun at the Southside and Hurricane Festivals last weekend.





From the Who Gives a Fuck? files

In a recent "interview" with his nephew, Morrissey says lots of stupid things. Again. Then out of nowhere, mentions Robert. Also, this is being called an apology to Robert in the press. It's not. Nowhere in here does he apologize. Not that anyone is asking for one, and I'm sure Robert hasn't lost a second of sleep troubled by this. Anyway, read this nonsense here.

sam:
Finally, any small regrets?

M:
Oh, I never make my regrets small … if I can help it. Oh. Umm. Robert Smith. I said some terrible things about him 35 years ago … but I didn’t mean them … I was just being very Grange Hill. It’s great when you can blame everything on Tourette’s syndrome. [laughs]

sam:
but you’ve never met him?

M:
Oddly, I was in a pub near Buckingham Palace perhaps ten years ago … and there he was … staring over confrontationally. I take no moral responsibility for whatever I said in 1983 … after all … who does?

Awaydays: How we made the best soundtrack in football film history – with no money


"When it got to the scary business end of our delivery schedule, we had a finished cut of the film that featured Joy Division, The Cure and Magazine in key scenes. Having tried numerous tracks and different ‘takes’ and assemblies of these big, evocative moments – The Pack coming around the corner for Carty’s first big away day; the bizarre love triangle between Molly, Elvis and Carty; and Elvis getting jealous in Eric’s – we couldn’t imagine life without the tracks we’d settled upon: The Light Pours Out Of Me by Magazine, Joy Division’s Insight and the heartbroken, stripped-down very early four-track demo of The Cure’s 10.15, Saturday Night.

With The Cure, it was pretty simple. Their music publisher told us we would have to secure written permission from Robert Smith. The only problem was that the band was on a world tour and there was no saying when he might receive the letter, if at all. They suggested writing one letter c/o The Cure’s manager, who would be likely to fly out and join the tour at some point – but to send another (not a copy – the publisher emphasised that Robert Smith was a fan of a personal letter) to him (the publisher), who would forward it to Bobby’s home address. So I did – I wrote him a letter about how I’d seen him play at Eric’s for £1 on a Thursday night in 1979 and walked home, getting a lift from the milkman for the final mile. It was completely true – but it didn’t work. I didn’t hear back.

Until, long after we’d given up hope, a hand-written letter arrived from the man himself. He said he hoped we didn’t think he was being rude in not replying sooner. He’d just got back off a gruelling six-month tour (after which he’d taken a month’s holiday). He said he’d be more than happy to give his permission for us to use the track in a sensitive, non-violent context – so long as we donated £500 to Greenpeace. And he remembered the Eric’s gig with great affection. We were on."

Read more at https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/awaydays-film-soundtrack-how-we-made-best-football-film-history#srhWslexi2oOHEBl.99

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Cure at Hurricane Festival

June 23rd, 2019
Hurricane Festival in Germany
Scheduled to play from 7:45 - 10 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 1:45 pm eastern, 12:45 pm central, 11:45 am mountain, 10:45 am pacific.
There will be a livestream tonight, though most of us will need a VPN to watch. Stream it here or here or here.,

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, A Night Like This, Just Like Heaven, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wendy Time, Push, In Between Days, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore:  Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Video: Full show from the livestream (missing last 2 songs)

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Cure at Southside Festival

June 21st, 2019
Southside Festival in Germany
Scheduled to play from 12:15 - 2 am. Actually played until 2:37.
In the US that's a start time of 6:15 pm eastern, 5:15 central, 4:15 mountain, 3:15 pacific.
There will be a livestream tonight, though most of us will need a VPN to watch. Stream it here or here or here.

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wendy Time, Push, In Between Days, Play For Today, Primary, Want, 39, Burn, A Forest

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Let's Go To Bed, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Video: Full show  

Cure create WaterAid badge for Glastonbury


Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Cure at Firenze Rocks

June 16th, 2019
Firenze Rocks Festival in Florence, Italy
Scheduled to start at 9 pm
In the US that's a start time of 3 pm eastern, 2 central, 1 mountain, noon pacific.

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Night Like This, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wendy Time, Push, In Between Days, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Photos: Virgin Radio / Marsworld  / TG24 /

Reviews: Far Out / Repubblica / Rolling Stone Italy  / La Nazione / Firenze Today / On Stage / Rockol

Snuffybear live audio scope here - Part 1 and Part 2.

The Cure at Glastonbury on the BBC

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Cure at Nova Rock Festival

June 14th, 2019
Nova Rock Festival in Austria
Scheduled to play from 11:10 pm - 1:25 am

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Night Like This, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wendy Time, Push, In Between Days, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years.

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.


Review: SN 

Video: Complete show recorded from the livestream

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Interview about Hyde Park and Meltown releases

Monday, June 10, 2019

New interview with Boris Williams

Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Cure at Pinkpop Festival 2019

June 9th, 2019
Pinkpop Festival
The Netherlands
Scheduled to play from 9:15 - 11:30

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Night Like This, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, Fascination Street, Wendy Time, Push, In Between Days, Play for Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: 3voor12 / Limburger

Videos: A Night Like This / Just One Kiss / Fascination Street / Play for Today / A Forest / One Hundred Years / Lullaby / Boys Don't Cry

In the US, that's a start time of  3:15 pm eastern, 2:15 central, 1:15 mountain, 12:15 pacific.

There is a livestream tonight, which should be available here. I believe it's unavailable outside of the Netherlands, but suppose you could get around that if you try. Tunnelbear VPN seems to work.

If you wouldn't mind helping me with the live setlist, reports, photos, scopes, streams, etc, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you, and I hope everyone has a great time!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Cure in Dublin

June 8th, 2019
Malahide Castle
Dublin, Ireland
Important info for those attending

Gates - 1600
Just Mustard - 1700
Twilight Sad - 1755
Ride - 1855
The Cure - 2025
Curfew - 2300

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Night Like This, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wendy Time, The Walk, Push, In Between Days, Play for Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews / Articles: Independent / Irish Examiner / Irish Times / Hot Press / Buzz / NME 

Photos: Hot Press / Marsworld - Cure  Just Mustard  Ride / Aaron

Videos: Just Mustard - Deaf 1 - 2 / Just Mustard - October / Ride - Leave The All Behind / Ride - Future Love

Full show / Shake Dog Shake / Burn / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / A Night Like This / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 / High / Just One Kiss 1 - 2 / Lovesong & Just Like Heaven / Last Dance / Fascination Street / Wendy Time / Push / In Between Days / A Forest / One Hundred Years / Lullaby / Friday I'm in Love / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 








Trailer & Tickets for Cure Anniversary

Summer Tour 2019 merch in the Cure Store

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Cure Anniversary 1978 - 2018 Live in Hyde Park London out July 11th




Here's the full press release:


Trafalgar Releasing to bring the highly anticipated The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London to cinemas globally on 11 July

In collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment, the film captures the acclaimed Hyde Park gig celebrating 40 years of The Cure

A Tim Pope Film

Tickets will be available from 6 June at thecure.film



London, UK, 29 May: Trafalgar Releasing, in collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment, today announced the global cinema release of The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, celebrating 40 years of The Cure, cementing them as one of the defining rock bands of music history.

The film, slated for release from Thursday 11 July, sees The Cure take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park to deliver a set of a songs celebrating four decades of music making.

The ensuing film Anniversary 1978-2018 directed by long time collaborator Tim Pope, captures them in glorious 4K. The 5.1 audio mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett complements and completes this fabulously immersive cinematic experience.

From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boy’s Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m In Love, Robert Smith and his extraordinary band – Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – take us on a magical trip through time.

The now seminal gig received widespread critical acclaim including five stars from The Independent, calling it “a perfect set”. Rolling Stone said there was a “unique power in The Cure’s live performance”, whilst NME called it “epic” and The Metro awarded four stars saying that the show was a “testament to how iconic The Cure’s music is that ticket-holders covered all generations”.

Lead singer of The Cure, Robert Smith says: “This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band. It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.”

Marc Allenby, CEO at Trafalgar Releasing added: "The influence and impact of The Cure is unquestionable and last year's 40th anniversary concert captured the band at their very best, representing the breadth of their amazing career. It's a great honour for Trafalgar Releasing to be given the opportunity to work on this theatrical release and we look forwarding to sharing this special film with fans in cinemas around the world."

Director, Tim Pope says on the film: “Working alongside Robert for these 37 years of the band’s 40-year history - and also having previously filmed the band for the 35mm ‘In Orange’ 1986 concert film - I wanted cinema-goers to feel like they were in the thick of the action, in the heart of the music. Our film really captures the true power and passion of The Cure’s music for a global audience.”

The event will be screened in cinemas around the world on Thursday 11 July. More information can be found at thecure.film, where fans can sign up for event alerts, including notifications for when tickets go on-sale.


LINKS & DETAILS:

Global theatrical release date: Thursday, 11 July 2019

Website: thecure.film

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thecure/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thecure/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/thecure

See Tim Pope live on June 11th

New single from DrowningBoy on June 14th


Cure get 2 hour set at Glastonbury

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Disintegration 30th Anniversary Shows - Night 5



Live stream is scheduled to start on Thursday May 30th at 8 pm. In the US, the start times are 6 am Eastern, 5 am Central, 4 am Mountain, and 3 am Pacific.

You can watch live on YouTube & Facebook, and if you miss it, don't worry, it will be available On Demand after the live stream.

May 30th, 2019
Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live
Sydney, Australia

Disintegration 30th Anniversary Shows - Night 4

May 28th, 2019
Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live
Sydney, Australia
Set 1 start - 8:28, End - 9:01
Set 2 start - 9:03, End - 10:16
Encore start 10:19, End - 10:34

Set 1: Delirious Night, Fear of Ghosts, No Heart, Esten, 2 Late, Out of Mind, Babble.

Set 2: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, Lovesong, Last Dance, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Prayers for Rain, Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration, Homesick, Untitled.

Encore: Burn, Three Imaginary Boys, Pirate Ships.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Disintegration 30th Anniversary Shows - Night 3

May 27th, 2019
Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live
Sydney, Australia
Set 1 start - 8:29, End - 9:02
Set 2 start - 9:06, End - 10:18
Encore start 10:22, End - 10:37

Set 1: Delirious Night, Fear of Ghosts, No Heart, Out of Mind, Esten, 2 Late, Babble.

Set 2: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, Lovesong, Last Dance, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Prayers for Rain, Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration, Homesick, Untitled.

Encore: Burn, Three Imaginary Boys, Pirate Ships.

Reviews: Soundblab 

Videos: The Same Deep Water As You / Homesick / 2 Late

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Disintegration 30th Anniversary Shows - Night 2

May 25th, 2019
Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live
Sydney, Australia
Set 1 start - 8:28, End - 9:02
Set 2 start - 9:04, End - 10:17
Encore start 10:19, End - 10:31

Set 1: No Heart, Fear of Ghosts, Out of Mind, Esten, 2 Late, Babble, Delirious Night.

Set 2: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, Lovesong, Last Dance, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Prayers for Rain, Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration, Homesick, Untitled.

Encore: Burn, Pirate Ships.

Videos: Lovesong / Homesick

Friday, May 24, 2019

Disintegration 30th Anniversary Shows - Night 1

May 24th, 2019
Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live
Sydney, Australia
Set 1 start - 8:28, End - 9:42
Set 2 start - 9:48, End - 10:24

Set: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, Lovesong, Last Dance, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Prayers for Rain, Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration, Homesick, Untitled

Encore: No Heart, Esten, 2 Late, Babble, Fear of Ghosts, Out of Mind, Delirious Night, Pirate Ships.

Reviews: Triple M / Vogue Australia / Junkee / Scenestr / Financial Review / The Music / Sydney Morning Herald / The Guardian / Herald Sun

Photos: Best Before

Videos: Lullaby & Fascination Street / Disintegration / Homesick / Untitled / No Heart / Esten / Babble / Fear of Ghosts / Out of Mind / Delirious Night / Pirate Ships






Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Cure play & curate Daydream Festival in Pasadena, CA on Aug. 31st



The Cure headlines and curates Pasadena Daydream Festival to take place at the Brookside at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 31, featuring performances by Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kælan Mikla.

Following their 40th anniversary appearance at BST Hyde Park, London in 2018, The Cure have invited a selection of their favorite artists for another summer headline event, this time set against the West Coast backdrop of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. In Robert Smith’s own words, “Hyde Park was a fabulous experience, the whole day was really magical, and we wanted to create something with a similar celebratory vibe for this summer.”


Tickets go on sale at Noon Pacific time on Friday May 17th. Ticket pries are as follows:


GA price = $149 + $1 charity + fees

A General Admission Ticket grants you access to all GA areas of the festival including multiple stages of music, venue amenities and food & drink vendors.


VIP price = $299 + $1 charity + fees

A VIP Ticket grants you everything a GA ticket provides, plus dedicated VIP entry, access to the VIP area adjacent to the main stage, air-conditioned restrooms, additional shade and seating areas, exclusive food & beverage vendors and a commemorative festival poster. Each VIP order will include one VIP parking ticket which must be presented upon arrival. NO blankets or chairs allowed in the VIP area.


$1 from every ticket sold will go towards music and arts education organizations and local charities, which include Mr. Holland’s Opus, Little Kids Rock, Free Arts for Abused Children, Inner-City Arts and The Painted Turtle.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy 30th, Disintegration!


We had a lot of fun remembering and celebrating Disintegration on Twitter this past Thursday. Won't post all of that here, but there were a number of new interviews and articles posted, and here they are:

Not new, but I have to include Roger's wonderful Disintegration Memories article from 2010. If you've never read it, go read it now! If you have, go read it again.

Billboard - The Cure's 'Disintegration' at 30: Amanda Palmer, Davey Havok, Randy Blythe & More on Its Impact

The Atlantic - Finding Comfort in the Gloomy Beauty of The Cure’s Disintegration

NME - The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ at 30: a love letter to the album dry ice was invented for

PC Games - The Cure’s best-selling Disintegration album was nearly derailed by Elite

UDiscoverMusic - ‘Disintegration’: How The Cure Perfected The Art Of Falling Apart

Muzikalia - 30 años de Disintegration, obra maestra de The Cure

Culto - New interview with Dave M. Allen

Culto - New interview with Lol Tolhurst

Culto - New interview with Andy Vella

Robert curated festival around Los Angeles to be announced soon!


One of the biggest surprises that came up in Robert's Debatable interview on Friday, was Robert announcing that he will be curating a festival near L.A. later this year. The official announcement is still a few weeks away, but he did give some info on it (from Slicing Up Eyeballs' article):

Smith dropped the news of the festival when the hosts asked him about the band’s just-announced headlining slot at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October.

“We’ll be announcing another one later this month, which will be a really special one, actually, because we’re curating it,” Smith said. “So it’s going to be on the West Coast. There’s going to be about 10 other acts, all hand-picked. I just wanted to do something a bit like (last summer’s 40th anniversary concert at London’s) Hyde Park. Something a bit celebratory.

“It isn’t going to be a Disintegration show, I’ll be very clear about that. It’s going to be just a celebratory show with a load of artists who all in their own right deserve to headline festivals.”

Smith said the festival “will be in and around L.A.,” and he wasn’t yet sure whether it’ll be a single- or multiple-day event. He added that they tried to stage the event in New York, but it will be held “slightly too late in the year” and the outdoor location they’d been eyeing fell through.

“I can’t wait to announce it,” he said. “It’s such a great bill.”

Hyde Park concert film to be released in theatres early Summer


Friday, May 3, 2019

Robert's interview on Sirius XM's Debatable


After hearing Roger's interview the day before, Robert wanted in on the fun and called in. Again, another great interview! And so much news and info out of it!

Here's a great summary of the interview from Slicing Up Eyeballs. Thanks for saving me a lot of time, Matt!

Despite laying down hints that American audiences would see The Cure play Disintegration in full later this year, Robert Smith made it clear in a radio interview Friday that it’s unlikely that’ll happen — and the band isn’t planning to mount a tour of the U.S. before 2020.

Instead, though, Smith dropped a huge piece of news: He’s personally curating a festival in the Los Angeles area later this year that will feature performances by The Cure and 10 other bands.

On Friday afternoon, Smith called in to the “Debatable” program on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Volume channel, and had a wide-ranging, 40-plus minute discussion with hosts Mark Goodman and Alan Light about the recording of Disintegration, the band’s recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, two upcoming concert films, touring plans and the recording of The Cure’s next album.


Los Angeles-area festival

Smith dropped the news of the festival when the hosts asked him about the band’s just-announced headlining slot at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October.

“We’ll be announcing another one later this month, which will be a really special one, actually, because we’re curating it,” Smith said. “So it’s going to be on the West Coast. There’s going to be about 10 other acts, all hand-picked. I just wanted to do something a bit like (last summer’s 40th anniversary concert at London’s) Hyde Park. Something a bit celebratory.

“It isn’t going to be a Disintegration show, I’ll be very clear about that. It’s going to be just a celebratory show with a load of artists who all in their own right deserve to headline festivals.”
Smith said the festival “will be in and around L.A.,” and he wasn’t yet sure whether it’ll be a single- or multiple-day event. He added that they tried to stage the event in New York, but it will be held “slightly too late in the year” and the outdoor location they’d been eyeing fell through.

“I can’t wait to announce it,” he said. “It’s such a great bill.”


Disintegration shows

The Cure is slated to perform Disintegration at five concerts in Sydney at the end of this month, the last of which was just added, and will be broadcast worldwide via internet livestream. When discussing those shows at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in March, Smith said “we’ll probably do it here a bit later in the year.” But it sounds like that may no longer be the case.

“I don’t really want to dedicate the rest of the year to celebrating something that happened 30 years ago,” Smith said. “I’d much rather celebrate what we’re doing now. So the idea of the global stream of Disintegration was really to give me a bit of an out in case I decided we’re not going to do it again.”

Instead, Smith said, “I’ve got some ideas of how we could incorporate it into some of the things we might do later in the year.” Still, he left the door open. Later in the interview, when discussing the Los Angeles festival, he brought it up again.

“So if we end up playing a Disintegration show, we’ll end up playing a Disintegreation show at some point, somewhere,” Smith said. “But if we don’t, it doesn’t matter. Just watch the livestream.”

Other topics discussed in the interview:


‘Final’ studio album?

Smith has been dropping hints about a new Cure studio album for months, and he talked at more length in Friday’s interview. He said he expects it out before Christmas, and that he still needs to record vocals — including for a pair of 10-minute-long songs — and the band may need to record one more song.

“My only dilemma at the moment is getting a running order that works,” he said. “I’ve gone through so many different running orders. My favorite running order is so utterly bereft of hope, it’s so morose. I played it to a couple of people whose opinions I value and they just look at me and think it’s so dismal, in a really good way. It’s just relentless. My favorite running order is about 47 minutes of just relentless doom and gloom.”

Because of this, Smith said, he’s considering getting the band to record a song he’d written and demoed but hadn’t planned to use. “But I actually think the album needs just something ever-so-slightly off kilter to make the rest of the songs work better,” he said.

The hosts mentioned they’d spoken to Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell the day before, and he’d suggested this would be the final Cure album. Smith, of course, noted that he declares every album he makes the last Cure album, and had done so for decades.

“As far as I’m concerned, yeah, this is it,” he said. “But I’ve gone into every album thinking this is it, and not glibly. I actually think this is it. … (but) we’ve already recorded two albums worth of stuff. It’s either going to be a double album or there’s two albums made, if I can get the words and the singing done.

“So it won’t be the last Cure album, right.”


More U.S. concerts

The only specific American performances that Smith acknowledged in the interview were the Austin City Limits dates and the yet-to-be-announced Los Angeles-area festival.

But the band is planning to return in 2020.

“We’re already talking about what we’re going to do coming back to America next year,” he said. “I want to do something with new songs. I want to bring a new show to America rather than do something nostalgic.”


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Smith acknowledges that he didn’t decide whether The Cure would participate in the March 29 ceremony until it was just a few weeks away, and suggests he was considering boycotting the event because the Rock Hall would not induct former members Matthieu Hartley, Phil Thornalley and the late Andy Anderson, who died in February.

“All I wanted was a reason why these three were being excluded while the rest of us were being included,” Smith said. “I didn’t really get a clear answer, and I thought it was worth taking a stand.”
But in the end, he said, “I kind of figured, well, there are better battles to fight than this one.”


The rest of 4.13 Dream

Smith famously announced in 2014 that he would be releasing the second half of the band’s 2008 album 4:13 Dream “in the next few months.” The collection, which was to have been titled 4:14 Scream, was recorded alongside what remains the last studio album released by the band.

In Friday’s interview, Smith described how he wanted to release 4:13 Dream as a double album, with a second disc of instrumental songs.

“I was too tired by the end of the project to really hold my ground and I caved in and allowed it to be a single album, all vocals,” he said. “And it wasn’t as good as it should have been. It wasn’t as good as it could have been. It would have been a fantastic double album. I would have felt happier about it.”

Smith added that there’s “a whole album left over” from those sessions that he’ll probably put out as a deluxe edition of 4:13 Dream. “I was supposed to be doing that for its 10th anniversary,” he said. “I think I missed it. I’m not very good with deadlines, you may have noticed.”


Two concert films

Smith is hoping to release a pair of concert films this summer, one, directed by longtime video director Tim Pope, chronicling the band’s 40th anniversary performance in Hyde Park, the other capturing its Meltdown Festival appearance earlier in the year. Smith said he signed off on the Hyde Park film on Friday, and it will be released in theaters globally this summer.

“It’s another bit of nostalgia,” he said, “but it’s such a good show. I just wanted it to be known. It’s a legacy piece, really, and Tim’s done a fantastic job with it.”

Later in the interview, Smith reveals that he’s also finished work on the Meltdown film. “The two are coming out side-by-side, an anniversary piece,” he said.


Autobiography

The hosts asked Smith if he’d ever considered writing a memoir, and the frontman confirmed that he’s been approached a few times in recent years, but he’s not particularly interested in a conventional book. He says he’s been digitizing “everything The Cure’s ever done,” and has been thinking of a new project.

“At some point, maybe next year, I was going to narrate the story of the band,” he said. “I don’t really want it to be a memoir. I’d rather it be like my version of what the band is and why it’s done what it’s done, and how it’s done what it’s done. I don’t feel any great rush to do it because I want to include what we do next in it.

“It’s still ongoing, so I’m not in any hurry. I don’t really like memoirs, to be honest, I particularly hate memoirs written by people who are still only halfway through their careers — like I am,” he said, laughing.


Robert also talked about the R&R HoF red carpet interview clip that went viral. Radio X has that bit:

Speaking on the show Debatable on SiriusXM last night (3 May 2019), Smith noted that he found the whole thing absurd - but that the clip could have been a lot worse, joking: “I’m glad I didn’t say what I was going to say!”

Smith also couldn’t believe the reaction the clip had, adding: “I was in the studio in London and people I’d known for more than 25 years were asking me for selfies! I thought, what’s going on? Cab drivers were asking me for autographs - I haven’t signed an autograph for a cab driver in more than 30 years! The whole thing was totally absurd. It was like I’d entered some kind of Twilight Zone for about 48 hours. It was utterly bizarre."

The clip was quickly picked up and tweeted around the world.

“I don’t understand what going viral means, cos I’m a Luddite. It made me laugh, because this is the moment where we’re inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and of all the things we’ve done, all the things we’re celebrating, that was the only thing that was mentioned by people who I hadn’t spoken to for like decades.

“Someone showed it to me at the airport, saying there’s hundreds and thousands of people looking. I can see there’s a very slight pause, very momentarily in order to think of something that wasn’t offensive in the slightest and very neutral… and that what came out. I fell back on my natural… dryness, I suppose.”

Roger's interview on Sirius XM's Debatable


This is a great interview! Full of great stories, great laughs, and Roger being Roger. :)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

5th and final Disintegration show announed for Sydney, will be streamed!



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cure Tour 2019...so far


Update (May 15th, 2019): 5th and final Disintegration show added in Sydney on May 30th.

Official rumor: In this interview, Roger says they are talking about playing North American shows in Autumn 2019, and that the tour will probably end in South America.

Official rumor 2: At the Rock Hall induction Ceremony, Robert did several interviews, and mentioned that the Disintegration shows will probably make it to the US later this year, possibly around Christmas. Said they currently have theatres booked for NY and LA, but he's thinking about expanding it, and taking it to bigger venues.
Update: Now Robert says there probably won't be more Disintegration shows. Doesn't completely rule it out, might work them in to other things they're doing, might not. Just watch the livestream from Sydney, he says. Just in case they decide not to do more.

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

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

May 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th - Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Opera House
Disintegration 30th Anniversary shows.
Sold Out!

June 8th, 2019 - Dublin, Ireland at Malahide Castle
Tickets are Sold Out! But keep checking, as some keep popping up.

June 9th, 2019 - Landgraff, Netherlands at Pinkpop Festival
Tickets on sale now

June 14th, 2019 - Nickelsdorf, Austria at Nova Rock
Tickets on sale now.

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

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

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

June 26th, 2019 - Zagreb, Croatia at INMusic Festival
Tickets on sale now.

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

June 30th, 2019 - Somerset, England at Glastonbury Festival
Sold Out

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 13th, 2019 - Madrid, Spain at Mad Cool Festival
Tickets on sale now.

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

July 20th, 2019 - Ostrava, Czech Republic at Colours of Ostrava
Tickets on sale now.

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

July 25th, 2019 - Nyon, Switzerland at Paleo Festival
Tickets on sale now.

July 28th, 2019 - Naeba Ski Resort, Japan at Fuji Rock Festival
Tickets on sale now.

August 3rd, 2019 -Moscow, Russia at Afisha Picnic
Tickets on sale now.

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

August 8th - 10th - Gothenburg, Sweden at Way Out West Festival.
Tickets on sale now.

August 9th - 11th - Helsinki, Finland at Flow 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 on sale now.

Aug. 31st, 2019 - Pasadena, CA at Pasadena Daydream Festival
Tickets on sale May 17th at Noon Pacific time.

October 4th - 6th, 2019 - Austin, TX at Austin City Limits Festival
3 day passes on sale now. Single Day tickets will be released at a later date.

October 11th -13th, 2019 - Austin, TX at Austin City Limits Festival
3 day passes on sale now. Single Day tickets will be released at a later date.

And more to be announced soon.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Trent's full & unedited Cure induction speeh

Scenes from the Rock Hall Induction special













Saturday, April 27, 2019

Rock Hall Induction special premieres tonight





Saturday, April 20, 2019

Register and vote!


From Robert on the band's Facebook and Twitter:

THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WILL HAPPEN IN FIVE WEEKS.

“X MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR PRO-EUROPEAN / PRO-REFERENDUM PARTIES… Y MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR PRO BREXIT / ANTI-REFERENDUM PARTIES” - THIS WILL BE THE STORY - AND IS WHY EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT.

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT 1 IN 3 18-34 YEAR OLDS IS STILL NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE.

WHETHER YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR A PARTY THAT SUPPORTS A CONFIRMATORY REFERENDUM GIVING THE BRITISH PEOPLE A DEMOCRATIC CHOICE BETWEEN ACCEPTING THE ‘NEGOTIATED BREXIT DEAL’ AND REMAINING IN THE EU, OR ONE THAT DOES NOT… YOU HAVE TO BE REGISTERED.

PLEASE REGISTER NOW. IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT...
https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote….

AND PLEASE VOTE.

CHANGE THE FUTURE.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Trailer for HBO's R & R HoF broadcast

Roger's interiew and new song debut on Lust for Lists today (April 6th, 2019)


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New version of 'Pictures of You' in Dead Good documentary


Andy Anderson Forever!

Roger will be on Lust For Lists this Saturday

The Sirius XM interviews

While in NYC for the Rock Hall induction, Robert, Roger, and Lol did interviews with Sirius XM. Here they are:





Poe Dameron is a Cure fan!

Carrie Keagan talks about her infamous interview with Robert on the red carpet

More backstage interviews