AUSTRALIA! We are delighted to be returning to @SydOperaHouse for four exclusive performances only at #VividLIVE this May celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disintegration.— The Cure (@thecure) February 18, 2019
Find out more here: https://t.co/PJtPDXFoXV - we look forward to seeing you there! pic.twitter.com/YHuMSBNpTy
In an exclusive world-first performance, alternative rock legends @thecure will play their career-defining masterpiece ‘Disintegration’ in its entirety to mark the album’s 30th anniversary.— Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) February 18, 2019
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Note: The shows in Australia are being billed as the debut of the Disintegration 30th Anniversary show. More shows in other cities are likely to be announced soon. This will most likely NOT be your only chance to see this show. No guarantees of course, but I'd bet good money we'll see more.
From the Sydney Opera House website:
The grandeur of The Cure at their shimmering peak
Exclusive to Vivid LIVE, alternative rock legends The Cure will bring their magisterial, slow-burn masterpiece Disintegration to the Opera House Concert Hall for four shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their career-defining epic. This is the world premiere of these 30th anniversary performances, and their only Australian engagement.
From the plaintive romance of 'Pictures of You' to the swooning 'Lovesong', from the sinister plucks of 'Lullaby' to the delirious 'Fascination Street', from the glacial sweep of 'Plainsong' to the desolate 'Untitled', The Cure’s eighth album – a culmination of their moody, mysterious sensibilities in all their grandeur – is often considered their greatest, a widely influential high water mark for one of rock’s most beloved and enduring bands.
Following unforgettable, one-off performances for Vivid LIVE in 2011 – in which the band played Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith in their entirety – The Cure are set to deliver another once-in-a-lifetime show, accompanied by an evocative visual backdrop in the fittingly atmospheric surrounds of the Concert Hall. Smith and his band will also play a selection of rarely performed B-sides plus specially curated deep catalogue cuts after each performance of Disintegration.
Important ballot information
Ballot now open. Enter here.
Applications can be made at any time across this six-day period. Ballot closes 24 February 2019 11:59pm (AEDT)
The ballot has been set up to allow us to fairly distribute tickets to fans across time zones, states and countries, and minimise website congestion. Each year, Vivid LIVE performances are received with tremendous enthusiasm from fans, and we expect demand to exceed supply.
1. The ballot is now open and will close Sunday 24 February 2019 (11:59pm AEDT). Applications can be made at any time across this six-day period and will be selected at random within the allocations designated for visitors and locals.
2. Successful ballot applicants will be issued an email with a purchase link between 10am - 4pm (AEDT) Thursday 28 February. As tickets are not guaranteed or assigned, we encourage you to purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please check your junk mail settings to ensure any emails from the Sydney Opera House will not be blocked by mistake.
A Reserve: $199.00
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C Reserve: $99.00
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