The Cure today announced a pair of Christmas concerts at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo next month, promising two-and-a-half-hour shows that will find the band “playing songs drawn from their entire 37-year-old catalogue, including deep cuts, pop songs, fan favourites and surprises galore,” according to the band’s Facebook page.
And, as they did at the same venue 30 years ago, long-running post-punk act and Cure associates And Also the Trees will open the Dec. 21 and 22 shows.
Tickets go on sale 8 a.m. London time this Friday.
See the band’s full announcement:
The Cure return to Hammersmith Eventim Apollo for a clutch of Christmas concerts on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 December 2014
The band will be performing a 150 minute show playing songs drawn from their entire 37 year old catalogue including deep cuts, pop songs, fan favourites and surprises galore…
Reprising the role they performed at the same venue 30 years ago each concert will also feature And Also The Trees as support
These are ‘Christmas Specials’ not to be missed!!!
TICKETS ON SALE FROM 8AM FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
Tickets (max 4 per household) available from:
Eventim Apollo: (no counter sales, phone and Internet bookings only)
www.eventim.co.uk and 0844 249 4300
Bookings Direct: www.bookingsdirect.com, 0844 581 4940
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Truly a ‘fans band’ for live shows, too bad it’s in London…too far to travel. Hoping that next trilogy show comes around in 2015.
The real surprise would be if they made a decent album for the first time in 25 years…
You don’t know F%#K about pop music, do you Tommy Stearns?
It’s funny, when I wrote that yesterday ( a bit stoned) I meant: what do you expect! It’s like yelling at a runner–you haven’t had a decent 100 in 25 years! That’s what pop (as opposed to classical/jazz) is. a sprint. But, actually, I like “Wish”–less than 25!
I have to agree, a good Cure album is long overdue unfortunately.
I hope that the surprise is that they drop Reeves and Jason and bring back Porl and Boris. Then this could be interesting. They could also drop their lousy metal guitars and return to playing classy instruments, but a change in personnel would be the best start.
merci, the cure, excusez moi je ne sais pas un mot d’anglais, mais pour être devin vous portez la bonne étoile,alors bonne continuation pour des lustres et des lustres
You mean Pearl and Boris. Jason rocks. The Schecters are rad and Reeves Spacehawk is sex.
Boris…he was 22 years ago people. Let it go.
I’ve made my peace with Jason, but will always wish for Boris. There is something about his live drumming that cannot be matched. YoutTube has a Thompson Twins live concert, and Boris was the tour drummer (just before he joined The Cure) and the songs sound so much better with him. Same for The Cure stuff.
The Schecters are shite. Compare and contrast the trilogy shows at RAH/Sydney Opera House with any of their recent US festival shows. Or anything they’ve played from Disintegration of late. You’ll hear a marked difference, particularly in the parts that should be played by the beautiful Fender Bass VI and are instead massacred by the Slipknot/Korn wiry-ness of the Schecter.
They should do some Smiths covers