Better late than never: Plans to turn over Sirius XM’s 1st Wave to Robert Smith and The Cure for a full week in April apparently didn’t quite gel, but the classic-alternative station will host a four-day celebration of the band over Memorial Day weekend.
Running Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, the station’s “4 for The Cure Memorial Weekend” will feature a new on-air interview with Smith — who also will play guest DJ — as well as a broadcast of the band’s May 31, 2008, concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Word first emerged in February that the satellite-radio network was in talks to bring Smith into the studio to play Cure songs for a full week around the time of the band’s headlining set at the Coachella festival.
Plans now call for 1st Wave to broadcast Blade’s in-depth interview with Smith at 11 a.m. ET Sunday, May 24, while the three-hour Hollywood Bowl concert will air at 6 p.m. ET Friday, May 22; noon ET Saturday, May 23; 10 p.m. ET Sunday, May 24; and 4 p.m. ET Monday, May 25.
For subscribers, 1st Wave is Sirius Channel 22 and XM Channel 44; non-subscribers can sign up for a free three-day trial here.
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