The Cure have announced details of their film Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London hitting cinemas. You can check out the first trailer below, which features a clip of the band performing segments of their hits, ‘Lovesong’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.
After previously announcing plans for a documentary in 2017, the band’s long-time visual collaborator Tim Pope teased a brief photo from what is thought to be the film earlier this year before confirming that a global release was on the way.
Filmed at The Cure’s “epic” and career-spanning set at London’s Hyde Park last summer and shot in 4K, the film will be screened in cinemas across the world on 11 July, with tickets available from the band’s official website from 6 June.
“Robert himself will tell the story and this will work alongside other events for the band’s 40-year celebration,” Pope previously said of Anniversary 1978-2018.
He continued: “The film to which I will bring my own style of jiggery-pokery will use as well as ‘old favourites’ a cornucopia of material from Robert’s collection which has never been seen before; Super-8; interviews; bootlegs; rare performances; behind-the-scenes, blah.”
Reviewing The Cure’s set at Hyde Park , NME described it as “an evening of pure perfection”.
“Come rain, come shine, come night, come day, The Cure never falter,” wrote NME. “The heavens smiled down on Hyde Park today, but with a setlist like that Robert Smith and co were only ever going to make for the ultimate festival band.
With The Cure set to headline Glastonbury 2019 next month, the band are also gearing up to release their long-awaited new album. The iconic Crawley group, whose last LP 4:13 Dream arrived in 2008, have been back in the studio working on their as-yet-untitled 14th record. Frontman Robert Smith previously described the new material as “so dark” and “incredibly intense”.
“I personally think it will be the last Cure record,” said keyboardist Roger O’Donnell. “I know it’s been said a million times before, but at this stage in our lives…”
Going on to describe the sound of the album, the musician added: “It’s epic, I can say that about it. I mean, playing it and sitting there and listening back to it… everybody’s jaws were dropping.”
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