The Cure’s penchant for topping festival bills continues as Robert Smith and Co. were announced this evening as the headliners of all three Riot Fests — set for Toronto, Chicago and Denver this September — joining the band’s appearance at Bottle Rock in Napa Valley, Calif., this month as the group’s only U.S. dates announced so far this year.
This year’s booking of The Cure follows the debut of The Replacements’ reunion at last year’s Riot Fests.
For this year’s festival, The Cure this evening were added to the previously announced Toronto bill — Sept. 6-7, and also featuring Paul Weller, Social Distortion, Bob Mould, Buzzcocks, Thurston Moore, The Afghan Whigs and more — while the lineups in Chicago (Sept. 12-14) and Denver (Sept. 19-21) were newly announced tonight. Tickets are on sale now.
The Chicago fest also features Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Patti Smith, Paul Weller, The Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Billy Bragg, Mudhoney, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, Marky Ramone and more. Tickets are on sale now.
And the Denver fest — actually on a farm in Byers, Colo., about a half hour outside of Denver — also features Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Violent Femmes, Buzzocks, Bob Mould, Stiff Little Fingers and more. Tickets are on sale now.
See full lineups below: