The Cure this morning announced its first North American tour in seven years, with plans to bring its “Shows of a Lost World” trek to the U.S. and Canada for 30 dates beginning in May, with three nights apiece in New York City and Los Angeles.
The tour opens May 10 in New Orleans and runs through July 1 in Miami, with dates in between in Dallas, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Montreal, Atlanta and more, plus three-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden. The Twilight Sad, once again, will open all shows.
See full dates below.
Tickets will be available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan Sale beginning Wednesday, March 15, and it will require pre-registration to access. Fans will be able to register for a maximum of five different shows, and registration closes at 10 a.m. Pacific Monday, March 13. Head over here for details and to register.
In an email to fans, bandleader Robert Smith — in his trademark all-caps — makes this promise:
THE CURE HAVE AGREED ALL TICKET PRICES, AND APART FROM A FEW HOLLYWOOD BOWL CHARITY SEATS, THERE WILL BE NO ‘PLATINUM’ OR ‘DYNAMICALLY PRICED’ TICKETS ON THIS TOUR
The Cure’s touring lineup had been stable for more than a decade, with Smith joined by his longest-serving bandmate, bassist Simon Gallup, as well as drummer Jason Cooper, keyboardist Roger O’Donnell and guitarist Reeves Gabrels. Smith surprised fans last fall by bringing back guitarist/keyboardist Perry Bamonte, who played in the band from 1990 to 2005.
Smith has been teasing the completion and release of The Cure’s 14th studio album Songs of a Lost World — the group’s first since 2008’s 4.13 Dream — for more than a year, at one point suggesting it would be released before the band embarked on a lengthy European tour last fall.
That didn’t happen, although the group performed a number of new songs live, including “Alone,” “Endsong,” “And Nothing is Forever,” “I Can Never Say Goodbye” and “A Fragile Thing.”
The Cure’s European tour last year marked the group’s first live shows since before the pandemic, when The Cure followed up its Pasadena Daydream festival in Southern California in September 2019 with appearances at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas and a one-off stadium concert in Mexico City.
The band has not toured the U.S. since 2016.
Here are The Cure’s new dates:
The Cure 2023 tour dates
May 10: New Orleans, LA — Smoothie King Center
May 12: Houston, TX — Toyota Center
May 13: Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion
May 14: Austin, TX — Moody Center
May 16: Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
May 18: Phoenix, AZ — Desert Diamond Arena
May 20: San Diego, CA — NICU Amphitheatre
May 23: Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl
May 24: Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl
May 25: Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl
May 27: San Francisco, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 1: Seattle, WA — Climate Pledge Arena
June 2: Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
June 4: Salt Lake City, UT — Vivint Smart Home Arena
June 6: Denver, CO — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
June 8: Minneapolis St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center
June 10: Chicago, IL — United Center
June 11: Cleveland, OH — Blossom Music Center
June 13: Detroit, MI — Pine Knob Music Theatre
June 14: Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
June 16: Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
June 18: Boston, MA — Xfinity Center
June 20: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
June 21: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
June 22: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
June 24: Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center
June 25: Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 27: Atlanta, GA — State Farm Arena
June 29: Tampa, FL — Amalie Arena
July 1: Miami, FL — Miami-Dade Arena
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