The Cure, one of the most revered British bands of the past quarter-century, started a North American tour on May 9 in Washington, DC. The trek ends June 21 in New York City. 65daysofstatic will open on all dates.
In tandem with the tour, The Cure have unveiled plans to release four A & B side singles on the 13th day of each month beginning May 13. The releases will precede the Sept. 13 release of their new studio album, as yet untitled, which will come out on Suretone/Geffen Records. It will be the band’s first new music album since their 2004 self-titled album. Why will the singles be released on the 13th of each month? The forthcoming album will be The Cure’s 13th studio album.
The first single, “The Only One,” was released on May 13 and includes the B-side “NY Trip”; the second single, “Freakshow,” will be released on June 13 and includes the B-side “All Kinds Of Stuff.” Robert Smith and Keith Uddin produced both A-side tracks. Neither B-side track will appear on the new album.
As always, The Cure is led by lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith, who is joined by longtime band members bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper, and – back in the band for a third time – guitarist Porl Thompson.
The Cure itinerary:
|May 9||Washington DC||Patriot Center|
|May 10||Philadelphia , PA||Wachovia Spectrum|
|May 12||Boston, MA||Agganis Arena|
|May 14||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|May 15||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|May 17||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena|
|May 19||Kansas City, MO||Starlight Theatre|
|May 21||Denver, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|May 23||Salt Lake City, UT||E Center|
|May 25||George, WA||Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival|
|May 26||Vancouver, BC||General Motors Place|
|May 28||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion|
|May 29||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|May 31||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|June 1||Los Angeles, CA||Shrine Auditorium|
|June 3||San Diego, CA||Cox Arena|
|June 4||Phoenix, AZ||Dodge Theatre|
|June 6||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|June 8||Austin, TX||Austin Music Hall|
|June 9||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|June 11||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|June 13||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Band Atlantic Center|
|June 15||Atlanta, GA||Gwinnett Center|
|June 16||Charlotte, NC||Charlotte Bobcats Arena|
|June 18||Cleveland, OH||Wolstein Center at Cleveland State|
|June 20||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|June 21||New York, NY||Radio City Music Hall|
Last Updated on May 14, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner