Robert Smith this week announced that the first of two new albums from The Cure could be out as soon as September, ahead of the band’s European tour.
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If Robert Smith is to be believed, The Cure will deliver its long-awaited new studio album sometime before October, when the band is scheduled to embark on a European tour.
The Cure today announced a 44-date European arena tour for late 2022 that will take Robert Smith and Co. to 19 counties, the band’s first non-festival tour in six years.
Simon Gallup, 61, made the announcement in a public post on his personal Facebook page, writing: “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all…” In response to someone asking if he was OK, he replied that he “just got fed up of betrayal.” More here.
The Cure’s Robert Smith has followed up his 2020 guest turn with Gorillaz with a new collaboration, this time duetting with frontwoman Lauren Mayberry on Chvrches’ new single “How Not to Drown” off the band’s just-announced new album Screen Violence. Listen to the new song right here.
A couple weeks after playing three songs off The Cure’s Seventeen Seconds for a charity webcast Robert Smith was at it again this week, this time performing a trio of songs off that album’s follow-up, Faith, for a different fundraising broadcast. Watch the full set right here.
The Cure’s Robert Smith performed a trio of songs off 1980’s Seventeen Seconds for the Robin Ince-hosted “Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People” 24-hour charity livestream, a set broadcast Saturday that included “In Your House,” “M” and “Play for Today.” Watch the full set right here.
As fans of The Cure continue to wait for the band’s long-promised new studio album, frontman Robert Smith today delivers new music: a collaboration with Gorillaz for the Damon Albarn-led group’s ongoing “Song Machine” series — which you can hear via its animated music video.
The rumored appearance by The Cure’s Robert Smith on the next installment of Gorillaz’s “Song Machine” series was confirmed by the group on Twitter today, though it’s not yet clear when the song — the sixth episode in the series — will arrive. More information on the project right here.
The Cure today announced the band’s first live date of 2020, a headlining slot at the Open’er Festival in Poland on the Fourth of July. But don’t expect another summer of European festivals from Robert Smith and Co. The band says this is the only one they’ll play this year. Full details right here.
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.
For the second time this year, The Cure performed without longtime bassist Simon Gallup on Saturday night during the second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival following “another serious personal situation affecting our bassist Simon.” Full details right here.
Robert Smith waited until The Cure’s last song late Saturday night to deliver his own verdict on the Pasadena Daydream festival, his hand-picked 10-band bill that took over the sprawling golf course next to the Rose Bowl under a scorching Southern California sun. “It’s been the best day of the summer,” Smith said.
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. Full details here.