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Title: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 06, 2015, 13:58:33
Out of the blue (just when I thought there'll be no Cure news this year any more), we get a major news update!  :o

http://www.thecure.com/news/3203/the_cure_will_be_playing_a_25_date_tour_of_north_america_in_2016 (http://www.thecure.com/news/3203/the_cure_will_be_playing_a_25_date_tour_of_north_america_in_2016)

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THE CURE WILL BE PLAYING A 25 DATE TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA IN 2016, WITH SCOTTISH BAND THE TWILIGHT SAD AS SUPPORT - THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL LOS ANGELES MAY 22ND, UIC PAVILION CHICAGO JUNE 10TH AND MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NEW YORK CITY JUNE 18TH ARE THE FIRST THREE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED - FULL DETAILS OF ALL SHOWS WILL BE REVEALED JANUARY 2016…
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Lady on October 06, 2015, 14:28:28
 :smth023 :smth023 :rocker :smth041 :smth035 :smth035


Let's pray for the european leg....  ;) :smth007
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Liza80 on October 06, 2015, 17:18:45
I just saw this on their FB page and had to read it three times to believe it! I am really going to try to get to the Chicago show (I live in Kansas City).

So happy right now!

Liza
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: madspark on October 06, 2015, 17:42:47
Hope to go to the Los Angeles date. More dates to come in January?  Maybe they can come back to Bottlerock in Napa to finish WCIBY & Boys Don't Cru encore :D  :smth020
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 06, 2015, 18:35:48
While I'm skeptic about any new stuff, there is still some hope left that they might have a new album (or EP or...) finished until this tour is going to start!
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: revolt_again on October 07, 2015, 14:03:58
It's good to finally have official news from the band after so many months... However, not as great news as one would expect, because I think this is going to be a greatest hits (sort of) tour. And why?

It's not probable it's going to be the promised Trilogy tour, since this has too many dates (25). It's also not probable this is going to be a tour to promote a new album, since the band members have been too busy with their own personal projects to be able to compose / record a new album. Also, if this was an album tour it would be a world one, not just North America, right?
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 07, 2015, 16:12:34
... also not probable this is going to be a tour to promote a new album, since the band members have been too busy with their own personal projects to be able to compose / record a new album. Also, if this was an album tour it would be a world one, not just North America, right?

Well, your guess is as good as ours!

While this has been announced as a US tour, there is still a (slight) possibility of tour dates in other countries / on other continents. Also, this year still has almost 3 months left, which (in theory) could be used for recordings (as well as the first few months of 2016)... you never know...
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: dsanchez on October 07, 2015, 19:03:52
At last some news! Sadly, no European dates in the horizon. I wonder what Bob has planed? The flyer reminds me a lot of 4:13 Dream (but hopefully they won't play many songs of that album). As for the support band, never heard of them.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12065692_10153072837921402_1344757577724738361_n.jpg?oh=2201862cd1795eead56797489519e1a8&oe=5696BE2B&__gda__=1452646946_97c491939ef011c81ffc01d449cc0499)

When was the last time The Cure toured so many dates in a continent? 25 dates seem quite a lot.
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: MeltingMan on October 07, 2015, 20:19:18
However, not as great news as one would expect, because I think this is going to be a greatest hits (sort of) tour. And why?
Yes indeed.I could only point out some vague ideas ten months earlier
(What are your Cure hopes for 2015?).No one expected that tour,even committed US fans.
I believe the main objective is to promote The Twilight Sad in the US.I can't see another reason
so far,though I know The Cure is always good for surprises.
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 08, 2015, 09:04:11
Update from the official site:
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DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR TICKETS, THE CURE HAS ADDED A SECOND NIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL LOS ANGELES MONDAY 23RD MAY 2016

PRESALE WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER AT 10AM PST

As for the support band, never heard of them.

Ahem, maybe you should look at the "news" here in this forum from time to time!  ;)

http://curefans.com/curenews/robert-smith-covers-the-twilight-sad-'it-never-was-the-same'/ (http://curefans.com/curenews/robert-smith-covers-the-twilight-sad-'it-never-was-the-same'/)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Violator on October 09, 2015, 05:07:01
Was anyone able to get a spare ticket for the first Hollywood Bowl show?
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 09, 2015, 09:44:10
Another update:
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DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR TICKETS, THE CURE HAS ADDED A SECOND NIGHT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SUNDAY 19TH JUNE 2016
http://www.thecure.com/news/3209/second_nyc_cure__show_added_sunday_19th_june_2016 (http://www.thecure.com/news/3209/second_nyc_cure__show_added_sunday_19th_june_2016)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 09, 2015, 17:46:35
Was anyone able to get a spare ticket for the first Hollywood Bowl show?

I think the general sale has only just started this morning:
http://craigjparker.blogspot.it/2015/10/nyc-1-2-chicago-la-1-2-on-sale-today.html (http://craigjparker.blogspot.it/2015/10/nyc-1-2-chicago-la-1-2-on-sale-today.html)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: cheyler on October 09, 2015, 21:39:48
Don't care if it's a Trilogy show or a 'Hits' tour or what.  Just Yahoo!!!!  First chance to see them since 1992, of course they'll be a little different...  I've seen photos promoting the tour, photos of the 2008 band, of the 2004 band, has there been a line-up change?  I know there hasn't, but you'd think there'd be some sort of announcement as to who is in the band at this time.  I know Robert doesn't really care what the press knows or thinks, the fans are generally knowledgeable (generally...).  Looking forward to having a chance to see a show (after such a looooooooooooooong time).
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 10, 2015, 09:37:19
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DUE TO AN UNREAL DEMAND FOR TICKETS, THE CURE HAS ADDED A THIRD (AND FINAL) NIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL LOS ANGELES TUESDAY 24TH MAY 2016

http://www.thecure.com/news/3211/third_la_cure_show_added_tuesday_may_24th_2016 (http://www.thecure.com/news/3211/third_la_cure_show_added_tuesday_may_24th_2016)

From Facebook:
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THANKS FOR THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS SO FAR!

WE ARE STILL FINAL ROUTING THE DATES... SETTING TICKET PRICES... AGREEING DEALS...

ADDING THESE EXTRA NYC AND LA SHOWS HAS MEANT A BIT OF CHOPPING AND CHANGING...

ALL BEING WELL, WE WILL POST A LIST OF INTENDED CITIES SOMETIME NEXT WEEK - BUT WE PROBABLY WONT BE IN A POSITION TO ANNOUNCE A FULL LIST OF ACTUAL SHOW DATES FOR A WHILE YET...

ONWARDS...
https://www.facebook.com/thecure/posts/10153077522546402 (https://www.facebook.com/thecure/posts/10153077522546402)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: cheyler on October 10, 2015, 22:39:45
Unbelievable, fantastic, looking forward to it, whatever happens!!
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 14, 2015, 09:14:18
Looks like the U.S. have really been waiting for Cure shows!

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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR TICKETS A SECOND (AND FINAL CHICAGO) CURE SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED AT UIC PAVILION SATURDAY 11TH JUNE
http://www.thecure.com/news/3213/second_chicago_cure_show_added_saturday_11th_june (http://www.thecure.com/news/3213/second_chicago_cure_show_added_saturday_11th_june)

Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: cheyler on October 16, 2015, 00:35:39
Looks like the U.S. have really been waiting for Cure shows!

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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR TICKETS A SECOND (AND FINAL CHICAGO) CURE SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED AT UIC PAVILION SATURDAY 11TH JUNE
http://www.thecure.com/news/3213/second_chicago_cure_show_added_saturday_11th_june (http://www.thecure.com/news/3213/second_chicago_cure_show_added_saturday_11th_june)

They (we) have!  Selling out New York and Los Angeles (and maybe even Chicago) is impressive, and I'd really like to see some numbers come in from the vast wasteland inbetween.  Looking forward to January.
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: cheyler on October 21, 2015, 05:17:21
It's good to finally have official news from the band after so many months... However, not as great news as one would expect, because I think this is going to be a greatest hits (sort of) tour. And why?

It's not probable it's going to be the promised Trilogy tour, since this has too many dates (25). It's also not probable this is going to be a tour to promote a new album, since the band members have been too busy with their own personal projects to be able to compose / record a new album. Also, if this was an album tour it would be a world one, not just North America, right?

I'm betting North America is the first leg.  It is unlikely going on impossible to expect this to be a 'Trilogy' tour, you're right there.  I'm still betting on a new album, they have had the better part of 2014-2015 to get it done.
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on October 21, 2015, 13:39:26
I'm still betting on a new album, they have had the better part of 2014-2015 to get it done.

It would make sense. With a US tour lined up and rumors of a European tour... it would sound like a good idea to keep it (relatively) quiet for 2015, then come back in 2016 with a new album & tour  :!:
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ikissedyoursmile on November 05, 2015, 23:15:26
I hope they plan a Buffalo show or Rochester or I wont be going
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on November 10, 2015, 16:37:52
Here it is, official announcement for most of the US shows:

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The Cure will be playing 27 shows in 22 North America cities next Spring, their first major tour of the continent since 2008.
 
During the past 7 years the band has performed a number of 'Reflections' shows in LA and NYC, and headlined most of the major festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bottlerock, Osheaga, two Austin City Limits, three Riots and a Voodoo...
 
"THE CURE TOUR 2016" will present Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the 'must see' show of the year!
 
Support on all dates will be The Twilight Sad.

MAY
 
 11th
 New Orleans, LA
 On-sale and show info announced soon
 
 13th
 Austin, TX
 Frank Erwin Center
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 14th
 Houston, TX
 On-sale and show info announced soon
 
 15th
 Dallas, TX
 On-sale and show info announced soon
 
 17th
 El Paso, TX
 Don Haskins Center
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 19th
 Las Vegas, NV
 The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan
 On Sale: 11/13

 20th
 Chula Vista, CA
 Sleep Train Amphitheater
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 22nd/23rd/24th - sold out
 Los Angeles
 The Hollywood Bowl
 
 26th
 Mountain View, CA
 Shoreline Amphitheatre
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 31st
 Vancouver, BC
 Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
 On Sale: 11/27
 
 JUNE
 
 3rd
 Salt Lake City, UT
 Maverik Center
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 5th
 Denver, CO
 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
 On Sale: 11/14
 
 8th
 Kansas City, MO
 Starlight Theatre
 On Sale: 11/14
 
 10th/11th - sold out
 Chicago, Il
 U.I.C Pavilion

 12th or 13th
 Toronto, On
 On-sale and show info announced soon
 
 14th
 Montreal, QC
 Bell Centre
 On Sale: 11/27
 
 16th
 Boston, MA
 On-sale and show info announced soon
 
 18th/19th/20th - some tickets remaining for 20th
 NYC, NY
 Madison Square Garden
 
 22nd
 Columbia, MD
 Merriweather Post Pavilion
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 24th
 Atlanta, GA
 Aarons Amphitheater Lakewood
 On Sale: 11/13
 
 26th
 Miami, FL
 Bayfront Park Amphitheater
 On Sale: 11/14
 
 
 NB.
 There will also be a Seattle, WA performance...
 On-sale and show info announced soon 

http://www.thecure.com/news/3232/the_cure_announce_2016_north_american_tour (http://www.thecure.com/news/3232/the_cure_announce_2016_north_american_tour)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: dsanchez on November 10, 2015, 20:16:54
yay! Now waiting for the European Tour!
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: remow1 on November 10, 2015, 20:52:32
Super excited about this tour.  They will be stopping here in El Paso, Texas again! They played here a few years ago; 2 hour show - non stop music!  Great show!!!!! Tickets for El Paso stop in May 2016 go on sale this Friday. :smth020
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: priscillaapodaca on November 11, 2015, 00:13:05
Any idea on what the presale code is for the El Paso Show?  Presale is supposed to be this Thursday at 10AM MST.

According to the ticketmaster website there is....
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: remow1 on November 11, 2015, 00:28:36
No idea. So your saying that there is a special code for Ticketmaster to order tickets early?
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: dsanchez on November 11, 2015, 07:49:33
Yes. So far:

6/3 Salt Lake City, UT
Maverik Center
Presale: 11/11 @10a – 11/12 @10pMT
Password: MAVCURE
Ticket Link: https://t.co/A9ldXlXtJi

5/20 Chula Vista, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheater
Presale: 11/11 @10a – 11/12 @10pMT
Password: the cure2016
Ticket Link: https://t.co/KsBc7deusa
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Secrets on November 11, 2015, 08:36:49
Here it is, official announcement for most of the US shows:

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...as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the 'must see' show of the year!

http://www.thecure.com/news/3232/the_cure_announce_2016_north_american_tour (http://www.thecure.com/news/3232/the_cure_announce_2016_north_american_tour)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: amindallas on November 11, 2015, 19:42:27
Hi.  New here.  I notice that there are FAN PRESALE tickets.  Where can we get access to that?  Is there a fan club to join?  I'm a little confused of what pre-sale is and if there is any way I can do that for the Dallas show in 2016.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: dsanchez on November 11, 2015, 23:00:10
Hi.  New here.  I notice that there are FAN PRESALE tickets.  Where can we get access to that?
 
in the link below check the gig you're interested about. if there's a presale pass it will be published there.

http://curefans.com/upcoming-shows/ (http://curefans.com/upcoming-shows/)

Is there a fan club to join?  I'm a little confused of what pre-sale is and if there is any way I can do that for the Dallas show in 2016.  Thanks.
you already joined :) welcome to curefans.com :smth023
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: cheyler on November 12, 2015, 23:43:06
As yet unreleased tracks?  Hmm...

There's gonna be a real live Seattle show too, first in town since the Wish Tour.  There have been nearby and not-so-nearby shows since then but nothing actually IN Seattle.  Very likely be June the 1st since they ARE doing consecutive night shows and Vancouver is on the 31st and is much closer than Salt Lake on the 3rd of June.
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: cheyler on November 21, 2015, 19:18:09
I was wrong, they played in Seattle in December 1997 but I was not really paying attention at the time; 1993-1999 is my least favorite period/era.  After Bloodflowers was released the 'low points' have been almost non-existent.


The relevant part of this post follows...

This Seattle date is getting a bit worrying.  I'm not going to Canada to see them; crossing the border was a hell of a lot easier in 1981 than it is now.  For some reason, very little music makes it to Seattle these days, not sure if it's the promoters or the lack of a suitable venue.  The Cure at least announced their INTENTION to play here and that might have to be sufficient.  It sure is appreciated.  All we got recently was Billy Joel who now looks like Mussolini with hair plugs.  I didn't go, I can fall asleep at home thank you very much.  25 years ago we could see Nirvana three times a week in a tiny club for next to nothing.  Not to mention Soundgarden and Alice In Chains and Mudhoney, all of whom I despised.  Still do.  Times have changed!  Last show I saw was Black Sabbath with Dio shortly before he died, more than six years ago.  Before that, The Damned, Buzzcocks and Motorhead (over a period of years).  Johnny Rotten and PiL are playing (in two days) the same tiny venue I saw them in almost 35 years ago, so maybe things haven't changed that much after all.  The last lineup with Porl scheduled a Seattle date in late 2007 but canceled to finish the album and said 'sorry but we'll reschedule'.  They DID, but not Seattle.  Eighteen out of nineteen dates that got postponed were rescheduled in the original venue.  All but one.  One.  Guess who?  Instead they re-schedule as a festival date hundreds of miles away in the most godforsaken venue on the f***ing planet (apart from Altamont).  I don't care who plays there, they could announce 'An Evening with Beethoven and Mozart: Returned From The Dead For One Night Only' and I wouldn't go...  There's not enough room in the schedule to book a festival date, even if there were any on June 1st.  So we may yet miss out on this tour, which I believe will be their very last comprehensive 'world tour'.  A lot of the punk era guys are hitting and surpassing 60 years old;  Roger, Steve Jones, Captain Sensible, even Rotten himself in a few weeks.  Is there a home for OAPs?  ('p' for punk, obviously)  I don't want to lump Roger in with the punks, might be a better idea to say the guys that were forming bands in the late 70s/early 80s are starting to reach 60.  Except John Cooper Clarke who is coming up on 70.  Why the scene in Manchester in the 70s embraced a heroin user ten years older than they were is difficult to figure, but he's funny as hell so who cares?
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: Ulrich on February 02, 2016, 18:29:10
Now a Hawaii show has been added on July 16th.

Who's going? That sounds perfect: holiday on Hawaiian islands plus Cure show!  :)
Title: Re: The Cure announce USA tour for 2016
Post by: MeltingMan on February 05, 2016, 14:53:29
Quote from: cheyler
All we got recently was Billy Joel who now looks like
Mussolini with hair plugs.
  :lol: