Friday, February 12, 2016

Cure in the studio for rehearsals or ....?

So we're sharing the studio with this lot today...Friday I'm In Love??

Posted by Thousand Yard Stare Official on Friday, February 12, 2016

(Thanks @fleming_dustin)

New interviews with Reeves

Reeves talks with Guitar Player about his recent projects, to MOJO about David Bowie, and to Classic Rock about the 10 records that changed his life.

Cure comic book covers


Update (02/12/16): The Friday shirt is available today at teevillian for $11.

Update (01/09/16): Some of the artwork is available on shirts, prints, posters, etc. at Red Bubble and Society 6.


From Creative Bloq:















"Art director Butcher Billy turns The Cure frontman Robert Smith into a comic book star – and it's brilliant.

Love comics and The Cure? Then this is the perfect bit of inspiration for you, as Brazil-based artist Butcher Billy has crafted a range of comic covers inspired by frontman Robert Smith, which sees the singer in a range of weird and wonderful environments.

"This frightening series of strange tales is a homage to the goth legend who truly taught us love and darkness," he says of the project. Using song titles and comic book titles, it's a brilliant way to imagine what the stories would contain.

Featuring full colour versions, as well as black and white offerings, the attention to detail is staggering. It won't be just fans of The Cure that'll be able to appreciate the artistry here – illustrators and comic book geeks galore will definitely adore them."

More covers and the black & white versions here.
(Thanks @guillaume_g_z)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hawaii tickets on sale today

July 16th, 2016 Honolulu, Hawaii
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Presale: Feb. 4th from 10 am - 10 pm HST
(Noon pacific, 1 pm mountain, 2 pm central, 3 pm eastern)
Passwords: hawaiithecure, bampthecure, LNTHECURE, ALOHATHECURE
Presale link

On Sale: Feb. 5th at 10 am HST
Ticket link

Price/section breakdown from the arena website:
$250 AA, BB, CC row 1
$150 AA, BB, CC rows 2 – 5
$125 AA, BB, CC rows 6 – 16 / Riser F, G, N, P
$100 AA, BB, CC, 17 and on, Riser E & S
$75 Riser D, T, AA2, CC2 / Loge
$50 Upper Level rows C – O
$25 Upper Level rows P – Q

Monday, February 1, 2016

Honolulu show added on July 16th

From the official site:

HAWAII CURE SHOW ADDED 16TH JULY 2016
7/16: Honolulu, Hawaii
Neal S. Blaisdell Center

Presale: 2/4 @10 am - 2/4 @10 pm HST
Password: hawaiithecure

On Sale: Friday, 2/5 @10 am HST
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A00503DD4E02481


Update: Here's the price/section breakdown from the arena website.

$250 AA, BB, CC row 1
$150 AA, BB, CC rows 2 – 5
$125 AA, BB, CC rows 6 – 16 / Riser F, G, N, P
$100 AA, BB, CC, 17 and on, Riser E & S
$75 Riser D, T, AA2, CC2 / Loge
$50 Upper Level rows C – O
$25 Upper Level rows P – Q

Frankfurt show added on Nov. 7th


From the official site:

FRANKFURT CURE SHOW ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER 2016
07 FRANKFURT Germany Festhalle
On sale : Monday 1-Feb-16 @ 12:00 CET
via http://kj.de/tickets.html?artist=1985&event=16438

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Cure play Bestival on September 10th






















The Cure will headline Bestival 2016 on September 10th. Tickets are on sale now.

"Saturday night headliners and one of my favourite bands ever, The Cure, played Bestival five years ago and almost had to be dragged off stage after a three-hour mammoth greatest hits set. Robert Smith popped down last year and we shook hands on it all happening again… bring it on!

The Cure's Robert Smith said: "We are very very happy to be back at our favourite festival; we can't wait to play a special set to show the future IS what it used to be…"

One of Bestival HQs favourites and, frankly, one of the greatest bands of all time, The Cure will headline Saturday night when Bestival heads to The Future. From Three Imaginary Boys in 1979 to their most recent album 4:13 Dream, they've forged their own path, dragging everyone else in their wake. Covering the gamut of emotions that take in the heady pop of Boys Don't Cry and Inbetween Days, the heartbreak of Pictures of You and Bloodflowers, the ferociousness of Give Me It and Fascination Street and the dreaminess of Underneath the Stars and Lovesong, their live shows are legendary, taking the crowd on a beautiful rollercoaster ride. So, we really can't wait to welcome them back to the main stage at Robin Hill this September."

(Thanks @christinefalls@mlindenuk, @waswasere, @GigiBurgdorf)

So does this lend more credibility to the Toronto show being at Bestival Toronto? A package deal? Or less? Bestival not wanting to have the same headliner at both events? Either way, I hope we get some news about Toronto soon.

Cure on Uncut's Best 200 Albums of All Time

(UK) UNCUTFEBRUARY 2016The Cure HAVE NO LESS THAN 4 ALBUMS IN THIS MONTH'S UNCUT 200 BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!!# 164 SEVENTEEN SECONDS# 97 PORNOGRAPHY# 90 THE HEAD ON THE DOOR# 73 DISINTEGRATION

Posted by The Cure Press Cuttings on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
(Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Cure song in 'Sing Street'



From Deadline: "Nostalgic trips into musical history run a very high risk of rotting the audience’s teeth out. However, seeing John Carney’s name attached to Sing Street should be taken as a very, very good sign indeed. No one makes movies about how music is made with the energy, intimacy and authenticity of John Carney (Craig Brewer’s Hustle & Flow being a notable exception), and the Once director’s latest, a coming of age tale inspired by his own upbringing and set in 1980s Dublin, is playing playing Sundance 2016. As such, a U.S. trailer has been released, and you can watch it here.

Sing Street follows Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a 14-year old boy in 1980s Dublin transferred to an inner city public school when his parents’ financial problems mean they can no longer afford to pay his private school tuition. When meets the beautiful and very cool Raphina (Lucy Boynton), he hastily invites her to star in his band’s music video in an attempt to woo her. The fact that he doesn’t actually have a band means he has to hastily form one with his friends, and so Conor immerses himself in the music of the era as he attempts to win the girl. As you can see from the trailer, the film is a deep dive into the pop music of the era, featuring songs by A-Ha, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, The Cure, The Clash, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam, among others.

Along with Walsh-Peelo and Boynton, it stars Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, and Kelly Thornton. Anthony Bregman, John Carney, and Martina Niland produced."
(Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Update (01/29/16): From MTV -  "The evolution of the music in “Sing Street” is one of the best elements of this delightful film. Connor’s older brother Brendan (Jack Reynor) becomes his musical guru of sorts, lending hims records and giving him tips on how to impress Raphina. As Connor learns more about Duran Duran, The Cure, ABC and other bands from Brendan, he shifts his musical styles and looks. For example, when Connor discovers the happy-sad music of The Cure, he comes to school the next morning in eyeshadow and eyeliner. It’s a wonderful ode to ’80s music and style. And whenever anyone asks him what kind of music he plays, he says he’s a futurist — always looking forward, not back."

The article mentions 'Just Like Heaven', but also says the film is set in 1985, so hopefully, JLH (from 1987) isn't the Cure song used in the film. (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

North American Cure Tour 2016 tickets for sale

This is for North American tickets.

Instead of having them spread throughout the comment sections of other topics, please use this one to post the tickets you have for sale. If you don't want to create an account or anything, just email your ticket info to me, and I'll post it in the comments for you.

Only post tickets at face value or below (plus TM fees & shipping), and no posting links to broker/tout sites.

Thank you, and let's hope we can get more tickets to actual fans, without them having to use the broker sites.

European Cure Tour 2016 tickets for sale

This is for European tickets.

Instead of having them spread throughout the comment sections of other topics, please use this one to post the tickets you have for sale. If you don't want to create an account or anything, just email your ticket info to me, and I'll post it in the comments for you.

Only post tickets at face value or below (plus fees & shipping), and no posting links to broker/tout sites.

Thank you, and let's hope we can get more tickets to actual fans, without them having to use the broker sites.

New Wave Saints and Valentines

Artist Matthew Lineham has two series called New Wave Saints and New Wave Valentines, and each feature Robert.






















You can get Saint Robert Smith prints here.























The New Wave Valentines haven't been released yet, but you can see the other designs on his Instagram. Here's what he says about them: "I'm so excited to announce that I'll have New Wave Inspired Valentines on sale very soon! These will include 9 different tear-away designs so that you can share them with your loved ones, friends and coworkers. Each order will include 3 sheets of the 9 new wave designs so you get 27 valentines total. Keep checking back to see the other designs!"

Update (01/20/16): Valentines are now on sale here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lol writing a new Cure book

Amazon has a listing for Cured: Memoir of Two Imaginary Boys by Lol Tolhurst, with a release date of Oct. 11th, 2016. Don't know if this is confirmed yet, as there's been no mention of it from Lol. (Thanks Marina at thecurecomunidadargentina)

Update: Just heard from Lol, he confirms that it's true!

Update (01/19/16): And now Amazon UK has it listed, with the title of Cured: The Friendship of Two Imaginary Boys, and a release date of Sep. 22nd, 2016. Also has this description:

Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late 70s and early 80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But against the grinding austerity, social unrest and suburban boredom, the spark of rebellion that was punk set alight three young men who would become one of the most revered and successful bands of their generation. The Cure.

Cured is a memoir by Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding imaginary boys, who met Robert Smith when they were six. Lol threads the genesis of The Cure through his schoolboy years with Smith, the iconic leader of the group, and the band's most successful era in the 1980s. He takes us up to the present day, a riveting forty years since the band's inception.

The band's journey to worldwide success is woven into a story not only of great highs and lows but also of love, friendship, pain, forgiveness and, ultimately, redemption on a beach in Hawaii.

Cured highlights those parts of the creative journey that are not normally revealed to fans, incorporating many first-hand recollections around Lol's personal odyssey. From suburban London to the Mojave desert, Cured brings an acute eye for the times to bear on a lifelong friendship, with tales of addiction and despair along the way.

Cured is the story of a timeless band and a life truly lived.

(Thanks @MarszalekMartin)

Lol at Bowie & Lemmy memorial


Lol: "To avoid confusion " playing a couple of favorite songs" means DJ'ing in this case !"


Update (01/19/16): Some photos from L.A. Weekly.
(Thanks Debi and @garychun)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hurricane Festival 2012 on iConcerts today

"iConcerts TV is showing the Hurricane Festival 2012 Cure set on thursday 14 January 8:55 pm Central European Time."
(Thanks Sylvain)

'Just Like Heaven' cover, 1940s style



From Post Modern Jukebox:

"We took a trip to the 1940s this week for another Postmodern Jukebox debut – this time, by a 20 year old vocalist named Natalie Angst.  Watch our vintage remake of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” here.

Despite her age, Natalie is an old soul, and is more familiar with recordings by Ella Fitzgerald than she is with modern-day pop.  She did have a favorite song by The Cure, though: “Just Like Heaven,” which, like a Glenn Miller record, has a strong, identifiable melody.  I worked out an arrangement to give the tune a 1940’s twist, and added Lemar Guillary on trombone and Jacob Scesney on sax to add in some Tex Beneke-Style solo work.

You can download the song on iTunes by clicking here."
(Thanks @garychun)
We took a trip to the 1940s this week for another Postmodern Jukebox debut – this time, by a 20 year old vocalist named Natalie Angst.  Watch our vintage remake of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” here: - See more at: http://postmodernjukebox.com/post/new-video-a-40s-glenn-miller-style-remake-of-just-like-heaven-featuring-natalie-angst/#sthash.2ay2mqMG.dpuf
We took a trip to the 1940s this week for another Postmodern Jukebox debut – this time, by a 20 year old vocalist named Natalie Angst.  Watch our vintage remake of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” here: - See more at: http://postmodernjukebox.com/post/new-video-a-40s-glenn-miller-style-remake-of-just-like-heaven-featuring-natalie-angst/#sthash.2ay2mqMG.dpuf
We took a trip to the 1940s this week for another Postmodern Jukebox debut – this time, by a 20 year old vocalist named Natalie Angst.  Watch our vintage remake of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” here: - See more at: http://postmodernjukebox.com/post/new-video-a-40s-glenn-miller-style-remake-of-just-like-heaven-featuring-natalie-angst/#sthash.2ay2mqMG.dpuf

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

25 Most Anticipated Tours of 2016


From Consequence of Sound:

04. The Cure

The Cure are an institution at this point. The goth pop-rockers have been going steady since 1976, releasing 13 albums and helping teenagers of multiple generations deal with their complex feelings. While some of their later work has not been as critically adored, their live performances have remained remarkably steady. Robert Smith’s voice remains a timeless bastion of heartache and longing, sweetly crooning over the band’s impeccable post-punk arrangements. It’s a time for old fans to rekindle their love for the band and for new fans to find that emotional release promised from their parents’ old copies of Disintegration. We’re lucky to have The Cure still going strong and shouldn’t take this opportunity for granted. –Dusty Henry

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Cure plays Sasquatch! on May 29th


















The Cure will play the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA at The Gorge on May 29th. Passes go on sale today, Jan. 12th, at 10 am Pacific. Price is $350, and unless they change things this year, there are no single day passes. VIP Supertickets available here. Or try and win some here.

KEXP will be giving away tickets throughout the day, and  107.7 The End will be giving away tickets in the 9 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm hours.

Update: From the official site - "THE CURE ARE SCHEDULED TO PLAY FROM 11PM TO 1:30AM (CURFEW)..."

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sasquatch! announcement on Monday

Update: You can watch a live stream of the announcement here. Just said the announcement will be made around 10:30 pm Pacific.

Unless everyone and their uncle is wrong about this, we should be very interested in the Sasquatch! line-up announcement on Monday:

"Live Nation and Adam Zacks are pleased to announce the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival Launch Party presented by Washington Healthplanfinder on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at The Neptune. All ages welcome.


Hosted by Luke Burbank and DJed by SassyBlack, the evening will feature a performance by Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, plus special guests. Join us for the exclusive, LIVE line-up announcement and be one of the first to find out who is playing the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre!

Tickets to the Launch Party will be available for FREE on Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Due to the limited number of tickets available, they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of two tickets per person."

Thank you, David, and farewell

One of those mornings where you wake up feeling good, looking forward to the day, then you check the news and your heart just breaks as you scream, "NO!". What an amazing man and an amazing life. The words Icon, Legend, Genius get thrown about too freely these days, but David Bowie was the true embodiment of those words. One of a kind artist, never to be seen again.

And I love that even while going through the awfulness that is Cancer, he still found the strength and grace to put together one last collection of songs, to give us all one final gift. Thank you so much, David! For this and everything else you gave us. Farewell, sir.


From The Telegraph: David Bowie's last release, Lazarus, was 'parting gift' for fans in carefully planned finale.




You can also thank David for long Cure shows.
Thanks @object29


Thanks Perfect.Murder






What was it like to direct David Bowie?
"We used to laugh an awful amount." The film director Tim Pope worked with David Bowie for 15 years, directing his music videos and concerts. Here, you can watch his interview in full where he shares some of his memories. We'd love to have been a fly on the wall...
Posted by BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, January 12, 2016