Tag: Robert Smith

The Cure turns Pasadena Daydream into ‘the best day of the summer’ with scorching set

The Cure turns Pasadena Daydream into ‘the best day of the summer’ with scorching set

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.

Robert Smith donating guitar played at The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream festival to charity auction

Robert Smith donating guitar played at The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream festival to charity auction

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.

The Cure to release 6-disc ‘40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary’ audio/video box set

The Cure to release 6-disc ‘40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary’ audio/video box set

The Cure will commemorate last year’s 40th anniversary celebration with a new 6-disc box set this fall that will include full audio and video of the band’s recently screened “Anniversary” concert film as well as the yet-to-be-seen visual document of the group’s Meltdown festival set. Full details right here.

The Cure plays Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival with Simon Gallup’s son Eden on bass

The Cure plays Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival with Simon Gallup’s son Eden on bass

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.

Watch the trailer for The Cure’s ‘Anniversary’ concert film from Hyde Park celebration

Watch the trailer for The Cure’s ‘Anniversary’ concert film from Hyde Park celebration

Director Tim Pope’s concert film “The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London” arrives in theaters worldwide next month, and you can now see the trailer, a montage of footage soundtracked to the band’s performances of “Lovesong” and “Boys Don’t Cry.” Watch the trailer 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 enlists Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses for Pasadena Daydream Festival

The Cure enlists Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses for Pasadena Daydream Festival

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 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.

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith re-records ‘Pictures of You’ for ‘Dead Good’ documentary

Listen: The Cure’s Robert Smith re-records ‘Pictures of You’ for ‘Dead Good’ documentary

The Cure’s Robert Smith — with an assist by the band’s keyboardist Roger O’Donnell — has recorded a new version of the classic Disintegration track “Pictures of You” with the London-based Quartet Voluté for the new documentary “Dead Good.” You can hear the new version in the film’s trailer.

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 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Watch the induction, see the performances

The Cure at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Watch the induction, see the performances

Robert Smith and nine other members of The Cure past and present were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor at a ceremony in Brooklyn tonight that also saw the band’s current lineup play a five-song set. See video of the speeches and performances right here.

Robert Smith confirms The Cure are recording their first new album in 11 years

Robert Smith confirms The Cure are recording their first new album in 11 years

Robert Smith confirmed in a South African radio interview broadcast Tuesday that The Cure are recording their first new studio album in more than a decade, and told the host that he’s still making new music after all these years “for the right reasons.” Full details right here, and listen to the interview.