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 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