Saturday, December 22, 2012

Adjustments delayed SA tour announcement

This article (English) says it was some adjustments to the tour that caused the delay in announcing the dates and ticket details yesterday. (Thanks Cure Rarities)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tim Pope is up to something

This may be nothing Cure related at all, but Tim Pope posted this on Twitter today - "@timpopedirector: Things are afoot; me lips are sealed."

Do we know anyone who insists on secrecy for any and all projects? Who loves his mysteries and dropping clues occasionally? Nope, I can't think of anyone. :)

That Dec. 21st announcement...

Three things on this:

1. The Cure never said there would be an announcement today. That came from the South America media & the promoters. And as a friend said last time we went through this, never trust anything a SA promoter says. :) So if nothing happens today, blame promoter hype, not the band.

2. There might have been a misunderstanding in the media on just what was to be announced today. The Biggest Festival In The World did have a countdown clock to their big (and very underwhelming for a festival with that name) announcement, and did reveal part of their lineup today. However, their servers crashed, there was much confusion & disappointment, but so far, nothing about The Cure playing there or anywhere else in SA. But they HAVE added a 2nd day for the festival, with no bands listed as of yet.

3. Don't get all worked up or worried about this. If there's any official, confirmed news to be posted, it will be at the official site, official Facebook, or official Twitter. And I'll let you know within 5-10 minutes of that happening. Also, if nothing happens today, it doesn't mean they're not coming. No need to get upset. The world will not end. :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cure article in UltraBrit magazine

Robert cover & Cure article in the new issue of UltraBrit magazine, out next week in Argentina. I think the caption is something like "The Band that everyone wants to see before they die". (Thanks Cure Rarities)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cure booked for Argentina in April or May?

"Just writing you to let you know that a TV journalist and musician from Argentina called Camilo Garcia has announced on twitter that TC have signed for playing at River Plate Stadium in April or May. And he seems pretty sure about it. Of course I know that it is not official until the band announces it but he appears to be quite sure!

27 nov @camilogarcia - Bueno ahí va: Primicia Mundial, entre abril y mayo The Cure en River!
(Ok, here it goes: worldwide news: between April and May The Cure at River Stadium)

27 nov @camilogarcia - "@lacocasinlolas: @camilogarcia de verdad? The cure?"/ Si totalmente The Cure ya firmó para abril o mayo en River, Confirmadísimo (Really? The Cure? - yes, totally! The Cure has signed for April or May. Totally confirmed)" (Thanks Emilia)

Obviously, this is in no way confirmed or official, just the start of what will likely be the usual flood of live show rumors for the new year. I almost hate posting this, as South American fans have been let down so many times in the past. But with Robert saying there are plans for a South American tour in Spring 2013, maybe, just maybe, this will be the time that the rumors actually come true. Fingers crossed for you! And for North America, too.

Update (12-12-12): Cronista (English) is running a story about this today. They seem to be guessing the date is April 3rd and I think they are saying it's a festival with a bunch of other bands? Also looks like they think an anouncement will be made Dec. 21st? Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks!
(Thanks to Gary from @TheCureheads)
Yeah, the above is correct. Thanks to Z for this translation of the article.

Update (12-15-12): La Nacion (English) is also running a story, mainly about the Chile concert, but also about the Argentina show. Again, all of this is supposed to be officially announced on Dec. 21st.

Update (12-18-12): This La Nacion (English) article says that while The Cure are still expected to play Argentina next April, they will NOT be part of that "mega festival".(Thanks Pablo)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

South America media reports

Just in case anyone is interested, here's a roundup of recent media reports about The Cure playing in South America next year - Publimetro, I Love Chile, Terra, Starmedia, La Republica, Peru21, Nacion, Rocknvivo, Latercera, CNN Chile, Cronista, La Nacion. (Thanks David)

The official announcement about all of this is said to be happening on Dec. 21st.