Fans of The Cure in South America are among the band’s most patient: Outside of two Brazilian concerts in 1996, Robert Smith and Co. haven’t toured there since the Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me trek of 1987, a 11-date tour that only hit Brazil and Argentina. That should change next spring, when Smith says The Cure will return to South America, playing Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Venezuela for the first time ever.
As fansite Chain of Flowers points out, Stage D Magazine interviewed Smith backstage at the Paléo Festival in Switzerland, where the band performed last night, and asked the frontman when The Cure finally will return to South America.
Smith’s response, as you can see in the video posted above, was: “We’re supposed to go there just after Easter next year. We’re going to play in every… not every country in South America. We’re not playing in Ecuador because people don’t play in Ecuador. But we’re playing Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela.”
The Cure last ventured to South America in 1996 for two January concerts in Brazil. The band’s only full South American tour came in 1987 in support of Kiss Me, when the group performed 10 concerts — although, even then, The Cure only played in Brazil and Argentina.
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