The Cure has been in the news seemingly every week. 2019 will be an exciting year for the band, and it’s fans, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disintegration. This article consolidates all of the news on The Cure in one place in case you have missed anything.
As first reported by NME, The Cure have finished recording their 14th studio album. The album is still untitled and no release date has been given yet. Robert Smith says this of the recording:
We’re still doing this for the right reasons. Because it’s us dong it, it sounds us.
The Cure, along with Killers, will be the headliners of the 2019 Glastonbury festival. This will be the bands fourth time headlining this festival, with the last appearance in 1995. The festival will take place on June 26-30th.
30th Anniversary Disintegration tour + Festivals
|March 19||Cape Town, South Africa||Rock On The Lawns|
|May 24-25, 27-28||Sydney, Australia||Sydney Opera House (3oth Anniversary Show)|
|June 08||Dublin, Ireland||Malahide Castle|
|June 09||Landgraaf, Netherlands||Pinkpop Festival|
|June 14||Nickelsdorf, Austria||Nova Rock Festival|
|June 16||Florence, Italy||Firenze Rocks|
|June 21||Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany||Southside Festival|
|June 23||Scheessel, Germany||Hurricane Festival|
|June 24-26||Zegreb, Croatia||Inmusic Festival|
|June 28||Werchter, Belgium||Rock Werchter Festival|
|June 30||Pilton, UK||Glastonbury Festival|
|July 04||Novi Sad, Serbia||Exit Festival|
|July 06||Roskilde, Denmark||Roskilde Festival|
|July 11||Lisbon, Portugal||Nos Alive|
|July 13||Madrid, Spain||Mad Cool Festival|
|July 17||Athens, Greece||Ejekt Festival|
|July 18-20||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Colours Of Ostrava|
|July 22||Bucharest, Romania||Rock The City Festival|
|July 26-28||Fuji, Japan||Fuji Rock Festival|
|August 03||Moscow, Russia||Afisha Picnic|
|August 07||Oslo, Norway||Oya Festival|
|August 08-10||Gothenburg, Sweden||Way Out West|
|August 09-11||Helsinki, Finland||Flow Festival|
|August 16||Glasgow, UK||Bellahouston Park|
|August 23||Paris, France||Rock En Seine|
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The Cure will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on March 29, joining Radiohead, Roxy Music and Stevie Nicks. While the Hall of Fame has not confirmed any performances yet, Cleveland.com feels that it’s likely that The Cure will be performing. Former drummer-keyboardist Lol Tolhurst says:
It’s gonna sound strange. Last year I was on the road for the whole year with my book and I met so many Cure fans and so many people that the music had affected. It felt like the perfect circle. It had come to the point where I didn’t assume it was going to happen, but I sort of knew. I had a precognition that it was going to happen. It was just like, “Oh, yeah. That’s cool.” I just felt very grateful in that moment, I think.
Tolhurst has said that he will definitely attend the ceremony and says this about the opportunity for all of the band members (current and former) to play together:
I don’t know. I’m sure I’ll hear from Robert sooner or later about that. If we do, we do. If we don’t, I’ll be happy to sit there and watch what’s going on.