The Cure will go on their first North American tour since 2016 this summer, highlighted by three shows at Madison Square Garden in mid-June.
The 30th concert of the British rock band Tour “Shows of a Lost World” it will look a lot like his 2016 trip across North America. It will begin on May 10 in New Orleans and end on July 1 in Miami.
The Cure will play Madison Square Garden on June 18, 20 and 21. The opening act for the entire run will be performed by The Twilight Sad, one of Smith’s favorite bands.
Smith has teased a new album, to be called “Songs of a Lost World,” for years, but it remains unreleased. The Cure’s most recent album, “4:13 Dream,” came out in 2008.
However, on the band’s recent European tour, which ended in December, they played some songs from the supposedly next albumaccording to NME magazine.
Although The Cure last toured North America in 2016, they played three music festivals in 2019: two shows at Austin City Limits and one at the Rose Bowl for Pasadena Daydream.
The Cure mocked Thursday’s tour announcement in a tweet on Monday.
“If you haven’t received any email from us in the last 6 months, please be sure to sign up for The Cure mailing list as soon as possible. Be the first to receive new announcements,” the tweet read, along with the hashtag #ShowsOfALostWorld23.
New York is one of two cities where The Cure will play three shows in 2023. The band will also play three times at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles from May 23-25.
From Monday, tickets will be available via Ticketmaster’s verified fan system, the same system that was derided for failing Taylor Swift’s fans in late 2022.
“The Cure have agreed on all ticket prices and, apart from a few charity seats at the Hollywood Bowl, there will be no ‘platinum’ or ‘dynamically priced’ tickets on this tour,” the band said.