Saturday, May 3, 2008

Only One at Amazon (US & Canada)

Amazon (US) now has the 'Only One' cd single up for pre-ordering. $9.98 for the UK import. Still no sign of a domestic US single.

Update: Amazon (Canada) also has the import cd single.

Friday, May 2, 2008

L.A. 4Party with Lol

FRIDAY MAY 30, 2008
EVENT: THE CURE 4PARTY with Lol Tolhurst of The Cure
LIVE BANDS: THE CURSE - tribute to The Cure (for this event only, Lol will join The Curse on drums!)
with guests NOCTURNA - homage to Siouxsie and the Banshees
DJ's: Lol Tolhurst, Pivot, and Style (Club Cyanide, Las Vegas).
GIVEAWAYS: Cure music and rare merchandise!

For details visit:


1348 14th Street
(corner of Santa Monica Blvd.)
(just 20 minutes away from Hollywood)
Valet in parking lot and FREE PARKING ON STREETS
Event time: 8:00pm til 2:00am
$10 all night
For 21 and over with ID
2 Full Bars with Killer Drink Specials
Arrive early for dinner!
(enjoy delicious veggie burgers, philly cheese steak, burritos and more!)
Flyer image can be found here:
(Thanks Veronika)

Media round-up

The new singles story has been picked up by various media outlets:

CMJ (Geffen says the album will be a single, not a double)
Yahoo Music
Digital Spy
Undercover (read this one, it's good)
Chart Attack
Spin ("makeup-caked Britpoppers")
The West Australian

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Finally! Official singles announcement

Check Finally updated with a press release about the singles. And some new info on the second single - it will be 'Freakshow' with 'All Kinds of Stuff' as the b-side. Strange that there is no mention of the release formats or the collector boxes (not true?). And even stranger, the official list of tour dates makes no mention of the May 28th show in San Jose (don't worry, probably just a mistake).

Update: There's a countdown clock and a sample of 'The Only One' on the front page of Also, Robert says he hopes that the new website will be up on May 13th.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Porl gets a custom PT Fastback

Another deal on the singles?

"I just heard from and they said that it is highly likely that they will offer bundle deals on the Cure singles. Meaning a special low price for the CD, 7", and digital download. They do this quite a bit for UK singles. Even with the shipping charges they usually end up being cheaper than buying the singles in the US."
(Thanks John)

13 is NOT confirmed

Just want to clarify something in the Ideal Copy e-mail below. '13' has not been confirmed as the title of the new album.

Update: Here's the latest from Chris - "LeAnn got the info from our main import supplier. Here is the exact text:

"Brand new single 'THE ONLY ONE' which is a slice of pop Cure pop not seen since the late 90's. It is taken from the bands new double album to be released in September called '13'. This single will be the 1st of four collectable singles released prior to the album. All formats will be limited collectors editions. The Cure start the leg of the World tour in the USA on the 9th May."

I assumed that this is information supplied by Universal to the importer. but that may be an incorrect assumption?"
(Thanks to Chris @ Ideal Copy)

Ideal Copy offers singles 4 pack

From Ideal Copy:
"The Cure are scheduled to release a new double album in September called 13. Prior to that, four singles will be released, each in two formats and featuring a brand new non-album B-Side.
The first single, The Only One, comes with a collector's box that will house all 4 of the singles. There will be a separate box for the CDs and the 7" vinyl singles.
We have you covered if you want to purchase individually or as sets. Buy all four of each format or both formats for a discount on the regular sell price as well as a discount on shipping fees.
Each single is due on the 13th of the next four months. Get your Pre-Orders in to guarantee pricing. Current pricing and availability guaranteed through May 13th.

The Cure - The Only One (EURO CD) (7") (May 13th)
This Brand New Single is the first of four over the next 4 months. Each comes with a unique single mix and exclusive B-Side. You can get them all individually or as a CD 4-Pack + 7" 4-Pack, CD 4-Pack, or 7" 4-Pack. Pre-Order any of the bundles now to ensure your copies and to get pricing and shipping discounts!"

Monday, April 28, 2008 updates release date has updated their release date for the new album - Sept. 15th in the UK. As previously posted, Universal has it listed for Sept. 16th in the US.

Update - They have now removed the date and just list it as "Coming Soon".

Japanese shm-cd ads

"Please see attached some advertisement found in tokyo for the shm-cd´s. if you buy all 7 you will get a special price (+ some promo stuff i guess - not confirmed). Release date is 21st of may."
The SHM cds are available at CDJapan and Ideal Copy.
(Thanks Thomas)