The Cure’s Robert Smith will donate one of the guitars he will play at this weekend’s Pasadena Daydream festival to be auctioned off to benefit arts and music organizations Free Arts, Inner-City Arts, Little Kids Rock, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and The Painted Turtle. Full details here.
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The Cure today shared the first footage of their 2018 appearance at the Meltdown festival that will be included in the band’s upcoming 40 Live: Curaetion-25 + Anniversary box set, which document that performance and their 40th anniversary show in London’s Hyde Park last year. Watch their performance of “Disintegration” right here.
The Cure will commemorate last year’s 40th anniversary celebration with a new 6-disc box set this fall that will include full audio and video of the band’s recently screened “Anniversary” concert film as well as the yet-to-be-seen visual document of the group’s Meltdown festival set. Full details right here.
The Cure’s bassist Simon Gallup was unable to travel to Japan for the band’s set at the Fuji Rock Festival tonight due to a “serious personal situation,” but the show went on with a natural fill in: his son Eden Gallup, who’s also Simon’s bass tech and plays in the band Violet Vendetta. Watch the full set here.
Tim Pope’s concert film “The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London” arrives in theaters worldwide next month, and you can now get an early glimpse of the full performance of 1989 single “Lovesong.” The film will be screened in theaters on July 11, and tickets are now available at thecure.film.
The Throwing Muses’ appearance at The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream Festival this summer won’t be a one-off, as the band has announced additional performances — their first in five years — in Boston and San Diego, as well as plans to record a new studio album. Full dates and details right here.
If you didn’t get up in the wee hours to see The Cure’s livestream from Sydney of its performance of Disintegration in full plus accompanying rarities, you’re in luck: Robert Smith and Co. are leaving the webcast up on YouTube for a time — and you can watch the whole thing right here.
The Cure last night opened its five-night run of Disintegration 30th anniversary concerts at the Sydney Opera House, performing not only the classic 1989 album in full for the first time since 2002 but also debuting seven B-sides and outtakes from those recording sessions. See video from the show right here.
The Cure will host and headline a daylong music festival on the golf course next to the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., over Labor Day weekend, with Robert Smith and Co. joined by hand-picked supporting acts Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses and more. Full details right here.
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 addition of a fifth and final 30th anniversary performance of the band’s magnum opus Disintegration to its late-May run in Sydney, Australia — and this last concert will be streamed live around the world for all to see. Full details right here.
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.
The Cure’s Robert Smith — with an assist by the band’s keyboardist Roger O’Donnell — has recorded a new version of the classic Disintegration track “Pictures of You” with the London-based Quartet Voluté for the new documentary “Dead Good.” You can hear the new version in the film’s trailer.