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QuoteMemoir by founding member of legendary British post-punk/goth band The Cure, childhood best friend of their iconic lead singer Robert Smith.
QuoteSomehow I eventually resurfaced in California ,and found a liberation from my personal demons and learnt to live again. I feel that, in a way, Los Angeles saved my life. I will always be grateful.So as the years passed communications and friendship returned. Eventually all the nonsense and sadness and pain I had caused myself and the others dissolved .
QuoteQuercus has acquired the memoir of Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding members of The Cure.Richard Milner, publishing director for non-fiction, bought the book at a "hard-fought" auction from Caspian Dennis, acting on behalf of Peter McGuigan at Foundry. North American rights were bought by Ben Shafer at Da Capo Press, and translation rights are being handled by Kirsten Neuhaus at Foundry.Milner said: "I count myself as one of the old Cure fans Lol refers to, and we're all really excited to be publishing his book. Cured is both an affecting friendship memoir and a transportative account of what happens to a suburban 70s dreamer when he becomes a global pop star."Tolhurst, also the former drummer and keyboardist for the band, said: "For many of my generation the Cure has been a huge part of their lives, but for me it's been my whole life. Robert and I have known each other since we were five-years-old. I'm really looking forward to sharing the ups and downs, and in-between days, of my life in the Cure with fans old and new. Writing Cured has been a totally cathartic experience for me. I feel like I have waited my whole life to tell this story."Cured will publish on 22nd September 2016 in hardback, priced £20.00.
QuoteI know Cure fans that could write a better biography than me, because they're so obsessed with the facts and figures that they have them all in their head and they could write it perfectly. But that wasn't what I wanted to write. I wanted to explain how things started, because nobody knows that. They don't know how we started and how it was to grow up where we grew up and why that made us do what we did. And so I wanted to explain that to myself first and just move on from there....Yes, it's a book about the band, and in the end that's going to be the same story, but ultimately I wanted it to dig further than that, because it's the story of the time that I grew up in and what happened to the people of that time and where they are now and how life is now and how it affects everybody.
QuoteIn Cured Lol threads the genesis of The Cure through his schoolboy years with Smith, the iconic leader of the group, and the bands most successful era in the 1980s. He takes us up to the present day, a riveting forty years since the band's inception.The band's journey to worldwide success is woven into a story not only of great highs and lows but also of love, friendship, pain, forgiveness and, ultimately, redemption on a beach in Hawaii.Cured highlights those parts of the creative journey that are not normally revealed to fans, incorporating many first-hand recollections around Lol's personal odyssey. From suburban London to the Mojave Desert, Cured brings an acute eye for the times to bear on a lifelong friendship, with tales of addiction and despair along the way. Join us for exclusivesChain of Flowers is working with Quercus and Lol to bring you, the real fans, exclusive material. Starting on 29 August we'll be offering an exclusive each week on the site including unseen photos of The Cure from Lol's personal album.
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QuoteUK dates have been confirmed! Here's the complete schedule: Wednesday 21st September - Waterstones, Camden Thursday 22nd September - Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate Saturday 24th September - Rough Trade, London Monday 26th September - Toppings, Bath Wednesday 28th September - Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield
Quote from: cheyler on September 12, 2016, 21:08:58Well at least ONE member of The Cure is coming to Seattle.
Quote from: Ulrich on September 13, 2016, 11:04:21Quote from: cheyler on September 12, 2016, 21:08:58Well at least ONE member of The Cure is coming to Seattle. Now you're kidding! I'm almost certain this will be cancelled at the very last minute.