The Cure, who recently announced that they would head out on a North American tour next year, have now announced the full schedule of dates with support from the Twilight Sad which will include three nights at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl another triple stint at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
The band behind everyone's favorite Friday ballad, "Friday I'm In Love," will visit some cities that they haven't been to since 2008. The 26-date tour will kick off in mid-May 2016 and will span until the end of June. Among their to be announced venues, the band promises a show in the Seattle area, with many speculating will be an appeareance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival.
The band's current lineup consists of iconic frontman Robert Smith, along with Simon Gallup on bass, Jason Cooper on drums, Roger O'Donnell on keys and Reeves Gabrels on guitar. According to a press release posted on the band's official website, The Cure will be performing "37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production."
Serving as The Cure's opening act for all dates will be the Twilight Sad, a band that Smith is personally fond of, even recently covering their song "There's a Girl in the Corner."
Although the band hasn't released any new material since 2008's 4:13 Dream, Smith told London's XFM last year that he has some new material finished and was mixing it at the time.
"I've finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band that no longer exists," he said, "So I'm trying to be convinced that I should release what is the second half of an album that effectively came out in 2008," he said. "It's a bit of a sore point, really, to be honest, amongst this current lineup. But I think it will get released. ... I don't feel such a strong urge, really, to beat people over the head with new stuff. It will just come out and people who want to hear it will hear it and those who don't, won't, and they'll just keep dancing to 'Close to Me.'"
The Cure 2016 Tour Dates:
05/11: New Orleans, LA @ TBA
05/13: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
05/14: Houston, TX @ TBA
05/15: Dallas, TX @ TBA
05/17: El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
05/19: Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan
05/20: Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
05/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
05/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
05/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
05/26: Mountain View, CA @ Shorline Amphitheatre
05/31: Vancouver, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
06/05: Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
06/08: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
06/10: Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
06/11: Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
06/12: Toronto, ON @ TBA
06/13: Toronto, ON @ TBA
06/14: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/16: Boston, MA @ TBA
06/18: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/19: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/20: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/22: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/24: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater Lakewood
06/26: Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater