The massive Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain, unveiled its 2020 lineup this week, a bill that includes Bauhaus, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Darklands), Pavement, Bikini Kill, Dinosaur Jr, Massive Attack, Iggy Pop, Einstürzende Neubauten and more. Full details right here.
Former Oingo Boingo frontman and Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman will make a rare concert appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, appearing on a bill toppped by headliners Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. Details right here.
The Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas last month announced that Madness will headline its 2020 installment along with the reunited Circle Jerks and Oi! pioneers Cock Sparrer. Now the 2 Tone-era ska heroes have announced three more rare U.S. concerts around that festival next May.
Cold Waves will return to Chicago later this month for its eighth installment, and this year a number of the bands on the bill are touring — together and apart — in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 19 to 22 industrial-music festival at the Metro. Full details right here.
The Cure’s bassist Simon Gallup was unable to travel to Japan for the band’s set at the Fuji Rock Festival tonight due to a “serious personal situation,” but the show went on with a natural fill in: his son Eden Gallup, who’s also Simon’s bass tech and plays in the band Violet Vendetta. Watch the full set here.
The Cure will host and headline a daylong music festival on the golf course next to the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., over Labor Day weekend, with Robert Smith and Co. joined by hand-picked supporting acts Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses and more. Full details right here.
The ’80s-themed Like Totally Music Festival that was scheduled for Saturday at Huntington State Beach south of Los Angeles was canceled today, two days after co-headliners The Bangles dropped out and after organizers failed to provide proper safety documentation for the stage. Full details here.
Despite laying down hints that American audiences would see The Cure play Disintegration in full later this year, Robert Smith made it clear in a radio interview Friday that it’s unlikely that’ll happen — and the band isn’t planning to mount a tour of the U.S. before 2020. Instead, the band’s planning a festival in L.A.
The Cure today announced the band’s first U.S. live dates since 2016, a pair of headlining appearances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, this October — though it’s not yet known whether these will be 30th anniversary performances of Disintegration. See full information right here.
Further indications of what The Cure has planned for 2019 emerged this morning with the announcement that Robert Smith and Co. will headline a pair of European festivals in June and July, coming a few months after the band’s first-ever concerts in South Africa. See more details right here.
In the build-up to this year’s festivities celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Cure, bandleader Robert Smith said fans could expect further touring in 2019 — and we now have the first evidence of that, with the announcement that the band will play two dates in South Africa next March. Tickets go on sale Friday.
The long-running German electropunk/industrial act Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft — better known simply as D.A.F. — will stage what is being billed as the first-ever American live performance of its 40-year career this November at the Cloak & Dagger festival in Los Angeles. Full lineup right here.
New Order has lined up a second U.S. festival appearance this year, with plans to follow up its headlining set at the inaugural InCuya Music Festival in Cleveland this August with another headlining appearance, this time at the Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, Calif. Get the full details here.
New Order will join The Avett Brothers, SZA and Awolnation as headliners of the inaugural InCuya Music Festival in downtown Cleveland this August, a brand-new, two-day event that’s being put on by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and promoter AEG Presents. Full details right here.