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Riot with The Cure
Attention fans of The Cure – September is going to be a riot! The band is currently slated to play Toronto Riot Fest & Expo, Chicago Riot Fest and Carnival and Denver's Riot Fest and Sideshow.
The fun kicks off September 6th and 7th for fans who want to 'riot' along with the band. The Toronto gigs will be at Downsview Park on those dates, and a week later The Cure takes over Humboldt Park in Chicago (Sept. 12-14). The Denver show will play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on September 19-21st. The venue was forced to move away from its inaugural home in Byers, Colorado, but all tickets will be honored at the new location.
The Riot Fest dates continue an effort by The Cure to play as many big festivals as possible. Their dedication to their live shows has not hampered work on "4:14 Scream," an album containing 14 songs recorded during the "4:13 Dream" sessions. They are also scheduled to release "4:26 Dream," which will contain (you guessed it) 26 unreleased songs from those sessions.
For fans looking for new music from The Cure, Robert Smith said he hopes to enter the studio to record a new album with the current lineup once the aforementioned projects are finished. In the meantime, you can check out the new publication of "Obscure," a new book of rare and unseen photographs of the band. It was published worldwide in September 2014 and has been compiled with the full input of Smith, who also wrote the foreword.
The Cure heads South of the Border (Updated April 11, 2013)
New music festivals are popping up all over the world, mixing in with the likes of Coachella and Bonnaroo. And chances are, The Cure is playing one of them in 2013. In fact, these guys are shaping up to be absolute road warriors, with their current schedule taking them everywhere from Brazil to Mexico and everywhere in between.
Some 17 years in the making, the band's trip to Latin America falls under their 'LatAm2013' tour and includes stops in places like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Mexico City. Officially, it marks the back of a run of 19 major European headline spots to close out 2012, which began at Pinkpop in May and ended at Eire's Electric Picnic in Ireland in September.
Logically, South America seemed like the next best place to be. But when the band returns to North America, they've got some big dates circled on the calendar. First is the Osheaga Music and Arts festival August 2-4 in Canada, followed by that previously mentioned gigantic weekend-long summer music event in Chicago's Grant Park so lovingly known as Lollapalooza.
Up for a bit of trivia? Consider this – in its long history as a rock band, The Cure has never actually performed at Lollapalooza. At their first trip to the party they'll be backed by Phoenix and Vampire Weekend, along with a list of other groups that will perform throughout the day.
Bottom line here? If you've been itching to see The Cure in person, then 2013 is your year. Make sure to get your tickets at SeatGeek to see these radically popular rockers today.
About The Cure
Credited as one of the bands that laid the groundwork for goth rock, The Cure emerged behind frontman Robert Smith in West Sussex, England in 1976. The only constant member, Smith has been notorious for his ghoulish, often macabre appearance as a complement to the band's tormented music.
Originally called the Easy Cure, Smith and schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass) and Laurence Tolhurst (drums) landed a series of record deals behind a demo tape which featured the song 'Killing an Arab.' The band's debut album, 'Three Imaginary Boys,' was released in 1979 to mostly positive press, and that same year the Cure embarked on its first major tour.
The band's sound - and its members - would continue to evolve and change over the next several albums, morphing from dark, edgy and depressing to relatively upbeat synth-disco fare. It was the 1985 album 'The Head on the Door' which fused earlier works and up-tempo dance hits that gave the Cure its breakthrough success. The 1987 project 'Kiss, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' spawned four hit singles ('Why Can't I Be You,' 'Catch,' 'Just Like Heaven,' 'Hot Hot Hot!!!') in the U.K.
To date, the band has released 13 studio albums (including 2008's '4:13 Dream'), 10 EPs and over 30 singles. Since 2010 they have been working on a 14th studio album and continue to sell out venues whenever they tour. The Cure headlined a series of major European Music Festivals in the summer of 2012 and will play the Leeds Festival in the U.K. in late August.
The Cure Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Bestival Live 2011||2011|
|Pillbox Tales: 1977-1979||2010|
|Sleep When I'm Dead||2008|
|The Only One||2008|
|The Perfect Boy||2008|
|Hypnagogic States EP||2008|
|The Dragon Hunters Song||2006|
|Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities||2004|
|The End of the World||2004|
|Dr. Robert and Mr. Smith||2001|
|Five Swing Live||1997|
|Shake Dog Shake||1997|
|Galore: The Singles 1987-1997||1997|
|Teardrops and Temptations||1996|
|Wild Mood Swings||1996|
|Doctor Robert's Surgery||1995|
|Forbidden Toxic Medicine||1995|
|A Thousand Virgins||1995|
|Ultra Rare Trax||1994|
|1992-05-03: At the Edge of the Deep Green Sea: Kilburn National Ballroom, London, UK||1992|
|1992-05-03: ... and Dreams Come True in '92: Kilburn National Ballroom, London, UK||1992|
|A Letter to Elise||1992|
|Friday I'm in Love||1992|
|1987-05-22: Difficult to Cure: National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, UK||1991|
|1982-06-07: Pornography Tour 1982: Olympia, Paris, France||1991|
|Hot Hot Hot||1991|
|1982-06-07: M: Olympia, Paris, France||1991|
|Razor Rare, Volume 3: Demos||1991|
|1980-05-24: Play for Today: Stokvishal, Arnheim, Netherlands||1990|
|Mixes & Remixes||1990|
|Close to Me (remix)||1990|
|Pictures of You||1990|
|1990-07-24: Glastonbury'90: Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK||1990|
|Hot Hot Hot!!!||1988|
|BBC Archives: The Peel Sessions (1978-12-04)||1988|
|Why Can't I Be You?||1987|
|Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me||1987|
|Just Like Heaven||1987|
|Boys Don't Cry (New Voice - Club Mix)||1986|
|Staring at the Sea: The Singles||1986|
|In Between Days||1985|
|Half an Octopuss||1985|
|A Night Like This||1985|
|The Head on the Door||1985|
|Concert: The Cure Live||1984|
|Concert: The Cure Live / Curiosity: Cure Anomalies 1977-1984||1984|
|Let's Go to Bed||1982|
|Happily Ever After||1981|
|Boys Don't Cry||1980|
|Three Imaginary Boys||1979|
|Boys Don't Cry||1979|
|Jumping Someone Else's Train||1979|
|Killing an Arab||1978|
Top 10 The Cure Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Friday I'm In Love||390,502||120,289|
|2||Boys Don't Cry||356,600||116,461|
|3||Just Like Heaven||367,885||114,101|
|5||Close To Me||260,014||93,518|
|7||Pictures Of You||192,621||65,019|
Riot Fest to Rock Chicago, Denver This Fall
Riot Fest is having a birthday, folks—it’s been around for a decade! To celebrate its tenth year on the road, Riot Fest has just announced Denver, CO and Chicago, IL installments to go along with a previously mentioned Toronto, ON, show. This traveling festival is boasting one of the best lineups we’ve seen all year…Read more
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date city state venue 12/27/2014 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 12/23/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 12/22/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 12/21/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 09/21/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 09/21/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 09/20/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 09/19/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 09/19/2014 Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 09/06/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 05/30/2014 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/30/2014 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 03/29/2014 London Kec Royal Albert Hall 03/28/2014 London Kec Royal Albert Hall 02/21/2014 Buenos Aires B Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur
The Cure Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/03/2013 New Orleans LA Essence Music Festival 11/01/2013 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/11/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/10/2013 El Paso TX Don Haskins Center 10/08/2013 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 10/04/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/30/2013 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 04/21/2013 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 04/19/2013 Bogota Colombia Simon Bolivar Park 04/17/2013 Lima Estadio Nacional 04/14/2013 Santiago RM Estadio Nacional 04/12/2013 Buenos Aires Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti 04/09/2013 Asuncion Jockey Club 04/04/2013 Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena
The Cure Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 08/31/2012 Stradbally Laoighis Stradbally Hall 08/25/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/24/2012 Reading Brk Richfield Avenue 08/24/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 07/09/2012 Rome RM Ippodromo Le Capannelle 07/07/2012 Milan Milan Arena Concerti Fiera Rho 03/25/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/24/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/23/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/23/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park
The Cure Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/27/2011 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/26/2011 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 11/26/2011 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/25/2011 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/23/2011 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 11/22/2011 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 11/21/2011 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre