Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tim's David Bowie 50th Birthday Concert film screens at r7al Festival tonight

Get tickets here.

Tim's 40th Anniversary documentary "is unlikely to be finished this year"

From a Variety story about Tim Pope's new film 'Drone':

"Pope said he would be working on music videos with four bands this year – The Cure, The The, Soft Cell and Neil Young – but hoped to be working on “Drone” after that. “I want to be shooting my film by this time next year,” he said.

This year, Pope is also working on a feature documentary about The Cure’s 40 years in the music business, which will include archive footage supplied by the band’s front-man, Robert Smith.

“Robert Smith is giving me access to 50 boxes of film, which have never been seen before, of the early Cure days,” Pope said. “I want to make a film like ‘Goodfellas’ where Robert is narrating the film in a first-person way, and it is like crazy and we are on this journey.” He added, “Robert’s songs always deal with being the outsider.”

Pope started working with the band in 1981 and last worked with them on a music video in 1997 – on which his runner was Guy Ritchie. Pope toured with the band across six countries three years ago.

The Cure documentary is unlikely to be finished this year, Pope said."

Meltdown ticket warning

From an email from Southbank: "It is against Southbank Centre's terms and conditions to resell tickets, including using third party websites such as Viagogo, Getmein and Stubhub. Any tickets that are resold will be cancelled and the purchaser will be refused admittance.

If you can no longer make the event you can exchange your tickets for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the concert. To prevent resale, we are going to post tickets and email e-tickets so that you receive them 7-10 days prior to each event"

Thanks, @mattsmudge.

Meltdown mentions

From a Drowned in Sound interview with Nicky from Manic Street Preachers:

This summer you've been invited by Robert Smith to play the Southbank Centre as part of his curation at this year's Meltdown festival, as well as supporting Guns'n'Roses on the German and Danish legs of their European tour. How did both of those come about, which one are you looking forward to the most, and will you be doing anything special for either?

You mean something like our cover of 'It's So Easy' except with slightly dodgy lyrics? We did rehearse it and it sounded OK but I don't know if I can sing those words where we are now 25 years later! We do have a couple of special things planned for The Cure's Meltdown show which James is working on. We had an email from Robert Smith asking us to play, which is lovely as he's one of our heroes.

The Cure - A Perfect Dream book to be released in Sept/Oct.

Amazon pre-order links for The Cure - A Perfect Dream:
UK (Sept. 6th, 2018) / US (Oct. 2nd, 2018)

Thanks, Paul.

Is 'The Top' underrated?

Photos from Reeves' recent shows

And here's a video of them playing COGASM's 'A Sign from God' at the Austin show on March 17th, 2018. Thanks, The Cure Press Cuttings.

Tim Pope at r7al film festival

2 new Robert Smith enamel pins

Both pins, along with Siouxsie and Nick Cave pins, will be available here starting at 8 PM eastern on March 27th, 2018.

Cure vector project

Push - A Cure Fanzine issue 1 now available

40 poems for 40 years of The Cure

From Other Voices 40:

"We are looking to publish forty contemporary poems, to celebrate forty years of The Cure. We will accept submissions of original,unpublished poetry from around the world, of forty lines maximum length to be considered. There is no payment for publication, successful poets will receive a copy of the anthology, fancy or unconventional formatting is not encouraged. Please submit your work either as a word document on in body of your email to othervoices40@gmail.com we’d also like a biography of up to 100 words. We look forward to hearing from you."