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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Come to Chicago Robert and gang!!!
Come back to Missouri!!
That’s nice and all but the last time they announced a tour in the process of releasing a new album, it got delayed for another year.
Sorry, Bob. I stopped caring about a new album supposedly coming out over a year ago so I’m not the least bit in a rush to see you next year.
I think it’s a bit different when 44 dates are booked with the intention of performing new material. This isn’t morrissey
Robert please schedule St Paul or Minneapolis, Minnesota! You are so loved!
@Cameron: what exactly do you care about now with regard to The Cure, aside from how important it is to you to let them know you don’t care?
I mean, I understand you’re lashing out, undoubtedly out of frustration, but if you really don’t care about the new album, what is it you want?
He wants free tickets and an apology for the pandemic delaying things! Pathetic!
@Cameron I’m sure Robert will be devastated to hear this news from you. It might be reason enough for him to cancel the tour completely!
PLEASE, NO FESTIVAL DATES!!!!
I see that they won’t be playing in Lisbon Portugal…thia is where we saw them play last time we did in a big arena there. Three enores played.
I see the cure are playing in Madrid
I’m going to assume maybe possibly Cameron might be referring to how back in 07-08ish, 4:13 Dream was repeatedly delayed and was supposed to be a double album, or something along those lines. I mean, I get it. It can try your patience after a while if it keeps being told it’s almost done. And in his defense Robert said it was almost done around the Hall of Fame induction which was 2019, so… yeah it’s been a couple years. But, like DW said, why air it out on here if you don’t care? It’s not going to affect the band any, and it’s just wasting energy.
I hope they play Tramps again.
Come to Boston!!!! ❤️
I know Robert Smith is reading this page, so hey Robert, please do as I say and release nothing but good music and play the venues I want and do it now now now. Thanks,
True fans never complain just happy!! Just like heaven!!
Going to see you in England 12/7 and can’t wait. Saw them in Phoenix and San Diego years ago a day sort and they didn’t disappoint as the concert and music was not repetitive!
Love you Rob ♥️
Everybody wants to see you guys come to Beaumont Texas we like the Cure to a small town come with LOVE
Detroit is MISSING the CURE !
What about Lisbon, Portugal??? :'(
Dear God in Heaven!!!! Please make it to the West Coast!!!! Better yet, all the way to Hawaii!!!!!!!
April 21st came and went and still no 30th anniversary remaster and reissue of “Wish”. But today, April 23rd 2022, Record Store Day, we will see tons of garbage nobody asked for (America “History” on colored vinyl, Blondie “Sunday Girl” 45RPM 7”, and another picture vinyl Cure release for viewing only). I’d love to see The Cure live in the US but at this pace, I’ll probably catch them in another 25-30 years when I’ll qualify for a front row seat on my wheelchair and hoping my diapers won’t overflow.
Dear Robert Smith will you please at the least play at the Santa Barbara bowl I live in San Luis obispo County California the central coast of California I would appreciate it you have been my idol since high school and I’m 48 now Robert you are a genius you’re lyrics are so awesome please keep the music flowing you guys are so talented with instruments I’m going to be so depressed when the cure is no longer around I hope I die before that I used to rat my hair like Robert Smith and wear makeup to high school
I can’t imagine what is wrong with so many of these “fans”? I love The Cure, and always will! I was at The Hollywood Bowl, in 2016, and at the Forum, in 1986/87. (Can remember specific date), as well as Dodger Stadium in between. I hope you will come back to LA in 2023. I wish I’d purchased tickets to Pasadena Daydreams festival.
My only note would be that while new music is so important, I ALWAYS want to hear the early music, too!!! It is, in my opinion, some of the best songs ever written & performed. So, as rumors swirl that Robert may not tour much more, I ask that you please come back to LA
and play your classics at least one more time. Thank you so much for all the brilliant music & memories The Cure have given me over nearly 40 years.
My favorite band and never saw you guys in concert. My bad, I retify the situation ASAP. Denver would LOVE you guys at Ball Arena. Just sayin’
I know the US sucks right now, but your concert would a bright spot here. We need it.
My favorite band and never saw you guys in concert. My bad, I rectify the situation ASAP. Denver would LOVE you guys at Ball Arena. Just sayin’
I know the US sucks right now, but your concert would a bright spot here. We need it.
Bring The Cure to WASHINGTON DC!
Florida needs The Cure ♥️
Please play in Washington state at the Gorge!
Everyone in the world needs The Cure!! Please come to New Orleans la. Music today sucks!!!! Thanks for all the great music
The pink blanket girls need you guys to come to Maryland/ New York area. We will be wearing a pink blanket on our heads. ♥️♥️!!!!! We Love You!!!!
Saw you guys in Antwerp November 2022. I love in South Carolina but will travel to wherever I need to in US to see the Cure again.
Please come to Nashville!! I’m dying to see y’all in person. I absolutely love your music and think you are the hottest singer around. Robert, Mary is such a lucky woman. I’m sure you both feel you’ve had such an amazing life. Love to all of you, and hope to see you soon. Godspeed and blessings to you.