The Cure have announced four live shows at the Sydney Opera House in May to mark the 30th anniversary of their classic album, Disintegration.
The post-punk icons will play the 1989 album in full for the 30th anniversary at the iconic Australian arts venue, teasing that this will be the “world premiere of these performances” and suggesting that more will follow throughout the world afterwards.
Vivid LIVE is hosting the British band on 24, 25, 27, 28 May 2019 for the exclusive performances. The Sydney Opera House website states that it will be the “world premiere of these 30th anniversary performances”, suggesting that The Cure seem likely to perform other Disintegration anniversary events elsewhere.
Tickets for The Cure’s shows are offered via a ballot on the Sydney Opera House website with successful customers able to buy tickets next Thursday, 28 February.
In December last year, frontman Robert Smith confirmed that his iconic band are about to finish their first album in a decade. After previously revealing that the band were working on new material, Smith said that the honour of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had inspired them to finish their first record since 2008’s 4: 13 Dream.
The Cure are playing dozens of festivals this year. The band are also rumoured to be headliners at Glastonbury 2019, while other tipped acts include The Killers, Lana Del Rey, Interpol and many more.
When asked about the prospect last year, Smith said: “Yeah, maybe. We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years. Although we’ve headlined three times, we’ve never been on the best of terms. I don’t know if they forgive and forget. There are enough other festivals for us to play.”
Aside from the new Australian Disintegration shows, The Cure are set to perform all over the globe during 2019. Here’s a full list of the band’s itinerary as it currently stands:
Saturday March 16 – The Festival Lawns at Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa
Thursday March 21 – Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday June 8 – Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Sunday June 16 – FIRENZE ROCKS Festival, Florence, Italy
Friday 21 – Sunday June 23 – HURRICANE and SOUTSIDE Festivals, Germany
Monday 24 – Wednesday June 26 – INMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
Friday June 28 – Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium
Saturday July 6 – Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Thursday July 4 – EXIT Festival Serbia
Thursday July 11 – NOS Alive Festival, Portugal
Wednesday July 17 – EJEKT Festival Plateia Nerou, Faliro, Athens, Greece
Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 – Colours Of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday 22 – Rock The City Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Saturday August 3 – Afisha Picnic, Moscow, Russia
Wednesday August 7 – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway
Friday 9 – Sunday August 11 – Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Friday August 16 – Glasgow Summer Sessions, Scotland
Friday August 23 – Rock En Seine Festival, France.
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