The Cure were all about building credibility through their edgy, atmospheric work, but in 1983, the UK Top 10 came to them.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
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.
Filmed in 2018, the performance showcases the band delivering a four-decade deep set to a select crowd of 3,000 fans at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
In the spring of 1979, The Cure made their first album with 'Three Imaginary Boys,' a sharp, angular, and original addition to the new wave landscape.
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.
Smith performed solo versions of The Cure's 1981 songs ‘The Holy Hour,’ ‘The Funeral Party’ and ‘The Drowning Man’.
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.