The Cure’s two sold-out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March are being billed as just the beginning of “a very busy 2014” for Robert Smith and Co., with the band today announcing plans to release the long-delayed companion to 2008’s 4:13 Dream and a series of live DVDs — and perform The Top, The Head on the Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me in concert.
In a news release issued by the band (via Chain of Flowers), The Cure promises to release “in the next few months” both a series of live concert DVDs — no further details are offered — as well as the band’s 14th studio album, a collection recorded at the same time as 4:13 Dream and tentatively titled 4:14 Scream. Smith previously has characterized that material as much darker than what was released on 4:13 Dream.
In late 2014, according to the release, The Cure is making plans for another “Trilogy”-style tour, this time featuring full performances “around the world” of its three albums released between 1984 and 1987. This follows 2002 shows centered around Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers and 2011 dates performing Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith.
Rumors have been circulating of more “Trilogy”-style shows, particularly after the band dipped heavily into The Top at some of its shows last year, particularly one in Mexico in October.
No further details were offered of the touring or release plans — although fans should always be wary of Smith’s announcements of new material.
In 2009, upon revealing plans for a deluxe reissue of Disintegration, Smith also teased a number of releases that have yet to see the light of day, including DVD reissues of “The Cure in Orange” and “Show,” a boxed set of BBC recordings and a sequel to 1990 remix collection Mixed Up.
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