Photo by Andy Vella via facebook.com/thecure

The Cure’s Robert Smith will donate one of the guitars he will play at this weekend’s Pasadena Daydream festival to be auctioned off to benefit arts and music organizations Free Arts, Inner-City Arts, Little Kids Rock, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and The Painted Turtle.

Smith will donate one of the three Schecter Robert Smith Signature UltraCure guitars he plans to play Saturday night for the charity auction, and will sign it immediately after the band’s set.

Bids can be placed through Labor Day at charitybuzz.com/RobertSmith. As of Thursday afternoon, bidding was at $7,550.

This donation comes on top of the $1 from every ticket sold that will benefit those same groups as well as other local charities, according to organizers.

Saturday’s festival at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., is curated by Smith, and, in addition to The Cure, will feature sets by PixiesDeftonesMogwaiThrowing Muses, The Joy FormidableChelsea WolfeThe Twilight SadEmma Ruth Rundle and Kaelan Mikla.

Tickets are available at pasadenadaydream.com.

The Cure has wrapped up its European summer festival tour and has four more announced dates, all in North America, left on its schedule. In addition to this weekend’s festival, the band will play two headline shows at the Austin City Limits Festival in October as well as a date in Mexico City.

 

The Cure tour dates

Aug. 31: Pasadena Daydream Festival, Pasadena, CA, USA
Oct. 5: Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX, USA
Oct. 8: Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
Oct. 12: Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX, USA

 

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