Once again teasing a new album, The Cure today announced a mammoth 44-date European arena tour for late 2022 that will take Robert Smith and Co. to 19 counties, a trek that will mark the band’s first non-festival tour in six years.
The tour opens Oct. 6 in Latvia and runs for two months, wrapping up Nov. 11 with a show at London’s Wembley Arena. The Twilight Sad will once again open all dates. See the full itinerary below.
Tickets begin going on sale later this week, with full details available on the band’s website.
But fans in North America hoping to see the band next year will have to wait until 2023. Smith took to Twitter today to that shows in the “rest of the world” are still being finalzied. “A lot of them got pushed back — they will be announced in due course — but won’t now happen until spring 2023.”
But he added: “Yes, we will be playing songs from ‘the new album’ in 2022.”
‘ROW’ SHOWS ARE BEING FINALISED – A LOT OF THEM GOT PUSHED BACK – THEY WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE – BUT WON’T NOW HAPPEN UNTIL SPRING 2023… AND YES, WE WILL BE PLAYING SONGS FROM ‘THE NEW ALBUM’ IN 2022 X #waitingforgodot
— ROBERT SMITH (@RobertSmith) December 6, 2021
According to a press release cited by the NME, the band is promising a 135-minute show in Europe, and teased a “67-minute” new album that has not yet been announced.
The band also has confirmed, via its new press photo, that bassist Simon Gallup remains in the lineup, despite his social media announcement in August that he was quitting.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, The Cure has been working on a new album in recent years, the belated follow-up to 2008’s 4.13 Dream. Smith also has been collaborating of late, singing on new singles from Gorillaz and Chvrches. He also performed live with Gorillaz twice in August.
The 2022 concerts will be the band’s first live performances since before the pandemic, when The Cure followed up its Pasadena Daydream festival in September 2019 with appearances at the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas, and a one-off stadium concert in Mexico City.
The Cure tour dates
Oct. 6: Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
Oct. 8: Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Oct. 10: Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 12: Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
Oct. 13: Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct. 14: Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 16: Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 17: Quarterback Immobilien Arena, Leipzig, Germany
Oct. 18: Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 20: Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
Oct. 21: Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
Oct. 23: Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria
Oct. 24: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 26: Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 27: Arena, Zagreb, Croatia
Oct. 29: Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Oct. 31: Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Nov. 1: Mandela Forum, Firenze, Italy
Nov. 3: Kioene Arena, Padova, Italy
Nov. 4: Forum, Milan, Italy
Nov. 6: Arena, Geneva, Switzerland
Nov. 7: Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
Nov. 8: Sud De France Arena, Montpellier, France
Nov. 10: Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 11: Wizink Centre, Madrid, Spain
Nov. 13: Zenith, Toulouse, France
Nov. 14: Arkea Arena, Bordeaux, France
Nov. 15: Zenith, Nantes, France
Nov. 17: Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Nov. 18: Zenith, Strasbourg, France
Nov. 19: St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
Nov. 21: Hanns-martin-schleyer-halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Nov. 22: Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany
Nov. 23: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov. 25: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 27: Stade, Lievin, France
Nov. 28: Accor Arena, Paris, France
Dec. 1: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 2: SSE Arena, Belfast, U.K.
Dec. 4: Ovo Hydro, Glasgow , U.K.
Dec. 6: First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K.
Dec. 7: Utilita Arena, Birmingham, U.K.
Dec. 8: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, U.K.
Dec. 11: Wembley SSE Arena, London, U.K.
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