Tag: Disintegration

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of May 8, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of May 8, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series — newly rechristened Alt. Rewind — that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the brand new installment right here.

New releases: Simple Minds, Luke Haines & Peter Buck, The Cure, TMBG, Rowland S. Howard

New releases: Simple Minds, Luke Haines & Peter Buck, The Cure, TMBG, Rowland S. Howard

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Titles from Simple Minds, The Cure, Visage and more.

The Cure hints at release of ‘Disintegration’ performance in Sydney, shares 3 songs

The Cure hints at release of ‘Disintegration’ performance in Sydney, shares 3 songs

The Cure is teasing the release of its final performance of 1989’s Disintegration during a five-night run in Sydney, Australia, this past May and sharing three full songs — “Plainsong,” “Pictures of You” and “Disintegration” — taken from that concert. Watch those three clips right here.

Robert Smith is auctioning off a shirt he wore on The Cure’s Prayer Tour for charity

Robert Smith is auctioning off a shirt he wore on The Cure’s Prayer Tour for charity

Robert Smith is auctioning off an autographed, hand-made shirt he wore on The Cure’s Prayer Tour in 1989 in support of Disintegration and again earlier this year when the band performed that album in full on each of five nights at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia. Full details right here.

Watch: The Cure plays an epic ‘Disintegration’ in full, plus rarities, via Sydney webcast

Watch: The Cure plays an epic ‘Disintegration’ in full, plus rarities, via Sydney webcast

If you didn’t get up in the wee hours to see The Cure’s livestream from Sydney of its performance of Disintegration in full plus accompanying rarities, you’re in luck: Robert Smith and Co. are leaving the webcast up on YouTube for a time — and you can watch the whole thing right here.

The Cure debuts never-played ‘Disintegration’ B-sides, outtakes at opening of Sydney run

The Cure debuts never-played ‘Disintegration’ B-sides, outtakes at opening of Sydney run

The Cure last night opened its five-night run of Disintegration 30th anniversary concerts at the Sydney Opera House, performing not only the classic 1989 album in full for the first time since 2002 but also debuting seven B-sides and outtakes from those recording sessions. See video from the show right here.

The Cure to put on festival in U.S. this year, likely won’t play ‘Disintegration’ after Sydney

The Cure to put on festival in U.S. this year, likely won’t play ‘Disintegration’ after Sydney

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 adds 5th ‘Disintegration’ performance in Sydney — to be streamed live worldwide

The Cure adds 5th ‘Disintegration’ performance in Sydney — to be streamed live worldwide

The Cure today announced the addition of a fifth and final 30th anniversary performance of the band’s magnum opus Disintegration to its late-May run in Sydney, Australia — and this last concert will be streamed live around the world for all to see. Full details right here.

The Cure ‘probably’ will bring ‘Disintegration’ tour to U.S. later this year, Robert Smith says

The Cure ‘probably’ will bring ‘Disintegration’ tour to U.S. later this year, Robert Smith says

Ahead of tonight’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the members of The Cure past and present walked the red carpet, where Robert Smith managed to drop a bit of news, saying the band “probably” will perform Disintegration on tour in the U.S. later this year. Full details right here.

The Cure to play ‘Disintegration’ in Australia this year — and perhaps elsewhere, too

The Cure to play ‘Disintegration’ in Australia this year — and perhaps elsewhere, too

The Cure announced today that it will return to the Sydney Opera House, where the band premiered 2011’s Reflections concerts, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disintegration with four full-album performances in May — perhaps the first of more to come. Full details right here.

Watch: The Church’s Steve Kilbey covers The Cure classics ‘Pictures of You,’ ‘Love Song’

Watch: The Church’s Steve Kilbey covers The Cure classics ‘Pictures of You,’ ‘Love Song’

The Factory Theatre in suburban Sydney, Australia, on Saturday hosted a 25th anniversary tribute to The Cure’s ninth album Wish that was headlined by Steve Kilbey of The Church, and featured a number of Sydney-area musicians performing songs off that record and Robert Smith and Co.’s back catalog.

Vintage Video: Watch 30 minutes of The Cure’s rehearsals for The Prayer Tour in 1989

Vintage Video: Watch 30 minutes of The Cure’s rehearsals for The Prayer Tour in 1989

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present a real treasure for fans of The Cure: about a half-hour’s worth of footage of the band rehearsing its Prayer Tour set at Bray Studios in Berkshire, England, in April of 1989, the month before Disintegration was released and the band headed out on tour.

Lost wishes: 7 things The Cure’s Robert Smith promised to release this decade, but hasn’t

Lost wishes: 7 things The Cure’s Robert Smith promised to release this decade, but hasn’t

The list of Cure releases that Robert Smith has promised would come out in 2010 and beyond is quite long, and includes a new studio album, a new remix collection, DVD reissues of old concert films, a new series of live DVD releases and a box set of material recorded for the BBC. Here’s a rundown of what might have been.

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson reunite in the recording studio

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson reunite in the recording studio

They hadn’t played together in The Cure since the late ’80s, but Lol Tolhurst — the band’s founding drummer, who later moved to keyboards — and Pearl Thompson — who played guitar during three different stints in the group — recently reunited in a recording studio, according to Facebook and Instagram posts by Thompson.