This autumn The cure will be touring in 17 European countries with 30 dates. It’s a big continental tour we expect since 2008.
In this past 7 years The Cure attended lots of important shows in the british capital and european festivals, like Reading, Hurricane&Southside, Electric Picnic, Vieilles Charrues, Pinkpop, Frequency, Bestival and many others.
THE CURE TOUR 2016 is now official: 30 concerts around the old continent (with 3 dates in Italy: Casalecchio di Reno, Rome and Milan) beginning in Helsinki (Finland) at the Hartwall Arena the 7th of October 2016. The tour will end the 2nd of December in London at The SSE Wembley Arena.
The tour will be performed by Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Jason Cooper (drums), Simon Gallup (bass), Roger O’Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar). They’ll explore nearly four decades of music, mixing up the best hits, rarities and totally new tracks in an incredible new production that promises to be one of the most outstanding shows of the year.
The Cure are always skippered by the histrionic Robert Smith, that someone will remember between the ranks of Banshees and the parallel project called “The Glove” (a unique beautiful album in the discography), a musician that knew how to take by the hand the post punk heritage and who reached the peak of charts all over the world.
Dark New Wave
The Cure have born at the end of the seventies and their first album, Three imaginary boys (1979), already possesses the seeds of their future works. In the cover of the album they were represented in a photo by a fridge, a polisher and a lamp. Robert’s guitar became soon a trademark. With the following albums Seventeen seconds (1980), Faith (1981) and Pornography (1982) The Cure brought the dark new wave towards unexplored tops.
At the end of the 80’s the band produced two albums that made history, “Kiss me Kiss me Kiss me” (1987) and “Disintegration” (1989), that contained perfect tracks, turning towards a sort of dark pop with golden hints.
In their immense career they sold almost 30 millions of albums and still today we can hear their influence in lots of bands scattered all over the globe.
The figure of Robert Smith inspired two cinematographic characters, Edward scissors hands and Cheyenne in This must be the place. The Cure are a bleeding heart, a wandering soul through painful musical notes. They’re “Just like heaven”, that never leaved you since you heard it for the first time. The Cure are coming back in Europe with a massive tour and we can’t be but happy!