The Cure won’t be going back into hibernation following last year’s sudden burst of activity, as Robert Smith tonight announced on the band’s website that, “The Cure will be headlining a series of major European music festivals this summer.” Booking announcements will be made on TheCure.com simultaneously with the festivals’ sites — and the first three confirmations are coming Monday.
Smith didn’t say anything else about the band’s 2012 performances, although a distorted map of Europe was included on the post, leading to speculation on fansite Chain of Flowers that it might show the locations of The Cure’s festival bookings this summer.
Re-enlisting keyboardist Roger O’Donnell and, on occasion, his predecessor Lol Tolhurst, The Cure last year performed a series of “Reflections” concerts in Syndey, Los Angeles, New York and London, and also headlined the U.K.’s Bestival. At the end of the band’s final New York show in November, Smith told the crowd, “We’ll see you again next year.”
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