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 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.

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The Cure itinerary:

May 9Washington DCPatriot Center
May 10Philadelphia , PAWachovia Spectrum
May 12Boston, MAAgganis Arena
May 14Montreal, QCBell Centre
May 15Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
May 17Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
May 19Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
May 21Denver, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
May 23Salt Lake City, UTE Center
May 25George, WAGorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival
May 26Vancouver, BCGeneral Motors Place
May 28San Jose, CAHP Pavilion
May 29Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
May 31Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl
June 1Los Angeles, CAShrine Auditorium
June 3San Diego, CACox Arena
June 4Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
June 6Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
June 8Austin, TXAustin Music Hall
June 9Houston, TXToyota Center
June 11Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
June 13Ft. Lauderdale, FLBand Atlantic Center
June 15Atlanta, GAGwinnett Center
June 16Charlotte, NCCharlotte Bobcats Arena
June 18Cleveland, OHWolstein Center at Cleveland State
June 20New York, NYMadison Square Garden
June 21New York, NYRadio City Music Hall