The Cure announces 6-country tour of South America in April — plus Mexico City concert

As Robert Smith first teased last summer, The Cure will return to South America for the first time in 17 years this April, mounting its first-ever large-scale tour of the continent, performing seven concerts in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Colombia — followed by a one-off show in Mexico City on Smith’s birthday to end the trek.

The band formally announced the long-rumored tour (see full dates below) on its website today, with Smith offering the following statement:

“We are deliriously happy to be coming back to South America at last – we have been away for far too long! We will be playing 3+ hour shows, and have every intention of making this the most memorable Cure Tour EVER!

Outside of two Brazilian concerts in 1996, The Cure hasn’t played in South America since the Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me trek of 1987, a 11-date tour that only hit Brazil and Argentina.

Last summer, Smith told interviewers backstage at a Swiss festival that the band would return to South America: “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.”

Unless the itinerary expands, The Cure – featuring Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – won’t actually be playing in Uruguay and Venezuela.

But Smith is holding true to his plans to skip Ecuador.

 

The Cure’s LatAm2013 Tour:

April 4: HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
April 6: Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
April 9: Jockey Club, Asunción, Paraguay
April 12: River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 14: Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
April 17: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru
April 19: Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá, Colombia
April 21: Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico

 

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  • “We’re not playing in Ecuador because people don’t play in Ecuador. But we’re playing Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela.”

    Unless the itinerary expands, The Cure… won’t actually be playing in Uruguay and Venezuela.
    But Smith is holding true to his plans to skip Ecuador.

    “PLANS TO SKIP ECUADOR”? UMMM… THEY WOULD BE MIGHTY STRANGE ‘PLANS’ INDEED! UNFORTUNATELY WE JUST COULDNT MAKE IT WORK IN ECUADOR, URUGUAY OR VENEZUELA – BUT THE BAND ARE PLAYING PARAGUAY, COLOMBIA AND MEXICO… LESS SARDONIC PLEASE!

     
  • Yet another lap of honour without anything new to promote eh Bob?

     
 

 

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