Friday, July 3, 2015

The Promise

"You promised me another wish
Another way
You promised me another dream
Another day
You promised me another time
You promised me...
Another lie
Oh you promised me...
And I waited... And I waited... And I waited...
And i'm still waiting..."

I promise you, one day, Maybe Someday soon(ish), this site will actually be about The Cure again. Patience and Faith. Until then, there are lots of great bands out there. Go support them.

Just to be clear, I am not taking a break from CoF, giving up on The Cure, or anything like that, this is in response to the emails/comments I've been getting over the last month or so, complaining that this site only posts about Roger & Reeves solo stuff, the projects of ex-Cure members, and tribute bands. Where is the Cure stuff?

When there's Cure news to post, you know I will! But at the same time, I can't conjure it up out of thin air. We've gone through longer droughts of news than this one. It's only been 6 months since the last shows. I know we all get impatient sometimes, and we're "always wanting more", but this wait really hasn't been that long.

As far as the solo/ex-Cure stuff goes, I have ALWAYS posted that stuff, as I believe in supporting every member of the band, past & present. If I wasn't posting that stuff, there'd be nothing posted here. Would that be better? It takes nothing away from The Cure, and there's lots more Cure news to come. No worries there.

25 years of La Route du Rock

French article about the 25 years of La Route du Rock festival:

Your best memory of La Route du Rock?
Alban Coutoux: often evokes the The Cure concert in 2005 because when you've been a fan teen that tavais posters in your room, and you see Robert Smith onstage at your festival, you think that a trick happened!

François Floret: The Cure is something we heard repeatedly when we were kids. So it was magical to have them before us, for us! Otherwise, I think of Sonic Youth, who was wrapped in a flag of the Route du Rock for a photo because you piqued their logo!  (Thanks Olive)

New song from Violet Vendetta

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Reeves & His Imaginary Friends UK Tour

Logo/album art by Thinking Out Loud Design
Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends
UK Tour – October 2015

Power trio celebrates album release with small club gigs across the UK

Following a three week tour of the USA in July/August 2015, Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, is taking his power trio, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends, back to the UK. The band toured England in October 2014 and look forward to a fuller UK run in October 2015.

If you’re a fan of great songs, stellar musicianship and fearless improvisation, you should catch Reeves & friends live while you can.

The UK dates are as below:

Oct. 1st, 2015 - Norwich, England at Waterfront Studio (Tickets)

Oct. 2nd, 2015 - Guildford, England at The Boileroom (Tickets)

Oct. 3rd, 2015 - Liverpool, England at Studio 2 (Tickets)

Oct. 5th, 2015 - York, England at Fibbers (Tickets)

Oct. 7th, 2015 - St. Albans, England at The Horn (Tickets)

Oct. 8th, 2015 - London, England at The Black Heart (Tickets)

Oct. 9th, 2015 - Scunthorpe, England at Cafe Indiependent (Tickets)

Oct. 10th, 2015 - Glasgow, Scotland at The Hug & Pint (Tickets)

Oct. 11th, 2015 - Newcastle, England at The Cluny (Tickets)

Oct. 13th, 2015 - Leicester, England at The Cookie (Tickets)

Oct. 14th, 2015 - Manchester, England at Night & Day Cafe (Tickets)

Oct. 15th, 2015 - Turnbridge Wells, England at The Forum (Tickets)

Tickets are onsale at all usual outlets at 10am Friday 3rd July 2015
Support comes from Lisa Ronson on all dates.

The band will be celebrating the CD release in July of their album, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends, along with its wider digital distribution via CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and the like. To date the album has been available via Bandcamp only: where listeners have appreciated the high-quality download options in addition to MP3s.

Preview of 'Love and Other Tragedies' film

'Love and Other Tragedies' live videos

Thanks to Marsworld for all these videos.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

'Beautiful Noise' sale

Monday, June 29, 2015

'Love and Other Tragedies' live in L.A.?

From Roger on Facebook: "A huge thank you to everyone who came to the concert on Friday night in London. It was a very emotional and special evening for me and I was very grateful for all the support. I have been asked to play Love and Other Tragedies live at a charity concert in LA in August and we are currently looking at logistics, it would be lovely to play it again and I will keep you posted. Thanks again. X"

And an update on the vinyl:  "Thank you for all the orders for the vinyl of Love and Other Tragedies, due to some logistical issues the orders will now be shipped early next week. Apologies for the delay but we want to make sure everything arrives safely!"