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Robert Smith: The Cure to mount first-ever full South American tour next year

Robert Smith: The Cure to mount first-ever full South American tour next year

The Cure’s Robert Smith reveals the band’s plans to tour 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.’

Stream: The Cure’s first American concert — newly discovered tape of Cherry Hill, NJ, 1980

Stream: The Cure’s first American concert — newly discovered tape of Cherry Hill, NJ, 1980

Journalist Van Gosse, who trailed The Cure’s first U.S. tour in April 1980 on behalf of Melody Maker, has unearthed a long-lost cassette recording he made of the band’s first-ever American concert on April 4, 1980, at Emerald City in Cherry Hill, N.J. You can stream the entire concert right here.

Video: The Cure at Primavera Sound — full webcast, plus rarities (‘Just One Kiss,’ ‘Fight’)

Video: The Cure at Primavera Sound — full webcast, plus rarities (‘Just One Kiss,’ ‘Fight’)

The Cure played a 36-song set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound 2012 peppered with surprises, including the first performance of ‘Fight’ since the ‘Kiss Me’ tour, only the third-ever performance of ‘The Caterpillar,’ a rare airing of ‘Dressing Up’ and the first-ever performance of B-side ‘Just One Kiss.’

Free MP3: Snow & Voices covers The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ for its ‘Covers Project’

Free MP3: Snow & Voices covers The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ for its ‘Covers Project’

Thanks to a well-timed tweet from Chain of Flowers, we were tipped to this mesmerizing cover of The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ by Los Angeles dream-pop duo Snow & Voices just in time to squeeze it onto the playlist for this week’s radio show. And now you can download the MP3.

Lol Tolhurst: The Cure’s Robert Smith at work on ‘Mixed Up,’ ‘In Orange,’ BBC sets

Lol Tolhurst: The Cure’s Robert Smith at work on ‘Mixed Up,’ ‘In Orange,’ BBC sets

There’s been no official word since last fall’s announcement by Robert Smith of plans for a series of archival releases, but this week ex-keyboardist Lol Tolhurst revealed that Smith is at work on a reissue of ‘Mixed Up,’ a BBC box set and a DVD release of ‘The Cure in Orange.’

Vintage Video: The Cure on ‘That Was Then… This Is Now,’ 1988 BBC2 documentary

Vintage Video: The Cure on ‘That Was Then… This Is Now,’ 1988 BBC2 documentary

Twenty-two years ago, Robert Smith sat for a half-hour BBC2 documentary about The Cure that aired Aug. 8, 1988, as one of 10 installments of the series ‘That Was Then… This Is Now.’

Download: The Cure plays ‘Disintegration’ live at the Dallas Starplex on 1989’s Prayer Tour

Download: The Cure plays ‘Disintegration’ live at the Dallas Starplex on 1989’s Prayer Tour

As promised, Robert Smith this week started streaming The Cure’s live performance of ‘Disintegration’ — recorded at Dallas’ Starplex Amphitheatre on 1989’s Prayer Tour — on the band’s microsite for the new reissue.

Download The Cure’s ‘Greatest Hits’ demos, remixes, live tracks posted in 2001

Download The Cure’s ‘Greatest Hits’ demos, remixes, live tracks posted in 2001

Last week’s goldmine of ‘Disintegration’-era demos and live tracks wasn’t the first time Robert Smith opened up The Cure’s archives online; in 2001, to mark the release of ‘Greatest Hits,’ he also posted 20 demos, live tracks and remixes, spanning the band’s entire career.

The Cure launches ‘Disintegration’ website, streams 20 unreleased demos, live tracks

The Cure launches ‘Disintegration’ website, streams 20 unreleased demos, live tracks

The Cure today launched a special standalone website dedicated to the upcoming ‘Disintegration: Deluxe Edition’ that features videos, liner notes and photos — plus streaming audio of 20 additional demos and live tracks that won’t be on the 3CD set when it arrives June 8.

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; 3CD remaster now due out in May

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; 3CD remaster now due out in May

Originally due out Feb. 16, the much-anticipated deluxe 3CD edition of The Cure’s 1989 masterpiece, ‘Disintegration,’ has been delayed again — this time until May.

The Cure’s 3CD ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; now due in April

The Cure’s 3CD ‘Disintegration’ reissue delayed again; now due in April

Tweet There it goes again: Originally due Feb. 16, then bumped to March 16, the deluxe 3CD edition of The Cure’s 1989 magnum opus, Disintegration, […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack

The Cure’s Robert Smith contributes rare solo song to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ soundtrack

Tweet Robert Smith, iconic frontman of The Cure, will make a rare solo appearance on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s live-action “Alice in Wonderland” later […]

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition’ 3CD reissue delayed by a month

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition’ 3CD reissue delayed by a month

Tweet Well that didn’t take long: Just a week after a release date finally was announced for The Cure’s 3CD Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition comes […]

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ expanded 3CD reissue to be released Feb. 16

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ expanded 3CD reissue to be released Feb. 16

Tweet We know there’s been enormous interest in the forthcoming 3CD reissue of The Cure’s 1989 classic Disintegration — our report on the set’s tracklist […]