Smith performed solo versions of The Cure's 1981 songs ‘The Holy Hour,’ ‘The Funeral Party’ and ‘The Drowning Man’.
The Cure were all about building credibility through their edgy, atmospheric work, but in 1983, the UK Top 10 came to them.
Praised by Robert Smith as having “a real fantastic freshness about it”, ‘The Head On The Door’ was the album that turned The Cure into global stars.
After the promise of the ‘Killing An Arab' single came the LP arrival of 20-year-old Robert Smith and the band.
A proto-goth masterpiece, The Cure’s ‘Pornography’ is one of the darkest and most extreme records known to rock, and is one of the band’s essential albums.
Turning The Cure into one of the biggest bands on the planet, ‘Disintegration’ remains “a mind-blowing and stunningly complete album”.
The best Cure songs reveal the remarkable breadth and depth of a group that can switch with ease from challenging, introspective music to life-affirming pop tunes.
The star-studded event will also feature Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots and Taylor Swift.
The Robert Smith-led group has inspired many and proved to be a consistent studio and live act, charting all 13 studio albums from a career spanning four decades.
The disco icon will follow in footsteps of Patti Smith, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, David Bowie and Robert Smith as curator of the London music festival.
“The first will be the one that we will release very soon", Smith said in a new interview with Mexico's 'Zocalo'.
The track comes from their highly-acclaimed show at London's Meltdown Festival in 2018
Directed by Tim Pope, the film includes the alt-rock legends' landmark, 40th anniversary Meltdown and Hyde Park concerts from 2018.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
Frontman Robert Smith said of the much-acclaimed show, “It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.”