The Cure will return to Mexico — site of the band’s epic 4-hour, 50-song performance in an earthquake-rattled stadium on Robert Smith’s birthday this past April — for an arena concert in Monterrey on Oct. 8, the first date to emerge between the band’s headlining slots at the two-weekend Austin City Limits Music Festival in the Texas capital.
As Chain of Flowers points out, the concert at Monterrey Arena has not been formally announced by the band or the venue, but a Mexican bank, Santander México, let the cat out of the bag today by posting a promotional video for the performance on YouTube and announcing a presale that was to run through Wednesday via its Facebook page.
Both have now been taken down, and, via Twitter, the bank says new presale dates will follow shortly.
The Cure is following up this spring’s Latin American tour with what its dubbing “The Great Circle Tour,” having played in Japan and Korea over the past weekend, and now due to hit Hawaii for the first time ever on Tuesday and then proceed to the mainland for headlining slots at the Osheaga and Lolapalooza festivals in Montreal and Chicago, respectively.
The band returns to North America for performances Oct. 5 and 12 at the ACL Music Festival. It had been rumored that The Cure would play in between, and the concert in Monterrey is the first such confirmation.
The Cure tour dates:
July 30: Neil Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu, HI, USA
Aug. 2: Osheaga Fesitval, Montreal, Canada
Aug. 4: Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL, USA
Oct. 5: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX, USA
Oct. 8: Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico
Oct. 12: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX, USA
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- The Cure’s Robert Smith celebrates birthday with 4-hour, 50-song concert in Mexico City
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I really hope they add some more dates. I want to see them again. It’s been since 92.