The Cure today announced a 44-date European arena tour for late 2022 that will take Robert Smith and Co. to 19 counties, the band’s first non-festival tour in six years.
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Despite laying down hints that American audiences would see The Cure play Disintegration in full later this year, Robert Smith made it clear in a radio interview Friday that it’s unlikely that’ll happen — and the band isn’t planning to mount a tour of the U.S. before 2020. Instead, the band’s planning a festival in L.A.
The Cure today announced the band’s first U.S. live dates since 2016, a pair of headlining appearances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, this October — though it’s not yet known whether these will be 30th anniversary performances of Disintegration. See full information right here.
Like OutKast, reunited college-rock legends The Replacements seem content to stick strictly to festivals, the latest of which is the just-announced two-weekend Austin City Limits Music Festival in October, where the ‘Mats will join headliners Eminem, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and, of course, OutKast on the massive bill.
The Cure returned for its second headlining slot at this year’s two-weekend Austin City Limits Music Festival, and this time shook up its standard festival set to inject some of the rarities that Robert Smith and Co. dredged up for shows this past week in Moterrey, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.
Before rain snuffed out today’s final day, the Austin City Limits Music Festival ramped up for a second consecutive weekend, this time with many of the performances being webcast. Watch the full 90-minute set by Depeche Mode, an abbreviated version of the band’s standard Delta Machine tour set,
The Cure wrapped up its short “Great Circle Tour” with a headlining performance at the Lollapalzooza festival in Chicago on Sunday night, delivering a 2-hour, 26-song set — and for Robert Smith and Co., that’s a pretty gig — heavy on the band’s more poppy material. Check out the full webcast here.
The Cure will return to Mexico — site of the band’s epic 4-hour, 50-song performance in an earthquake-rattled stadium on Robert Smith’s birthday this past April — for an arena concert in Monterrey on Oct. 8, the first date to emerge between the band’s headlining slots at the two-weekend Austin City Limits Music Festival.
The Cure next month will warm up for its pair of early August festival dates in North America — the band is playing both Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts in Montreal the weekend of Aug. 2-4 — with its first-ever Hawaiian concert, a July 30 headlining date in Honolulu.
The rumors were true: Depeche Mode will join their contemporaries in The Cure as headliners at this October’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, according to the official lineup revealed tonight. The festival also will feature appearances by Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace, Muse and Wilco.
This year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival won’t officially announce its lineup until May 7, but the event’s organizers are cleverly planting clues around Austin in newspaper ads, plastic cups, T-shirts and even bottle caps. And it’s the latter that, by all appearances, confirms The Cure will play the Texas festival.