Santa Monica, California, August 5, 2004 - Mexico City can't wait for The Cure to hit town! Immediately following the U.S. run of the highly successful Curiosa Festival, The Cure will head to Mexico City for a very special performance. This past weekend the Mexico City date for "An Evening With The Cure" went on sale and in two hours it was sold out! 17,000 tickets were sold at record speed for the September 4th date at the Sports Palace in Mexico City. A second date of September 5th has been added.
The Cure has put together a stunning lineup for the highly anticipated Curiosa Festival 2004 which is currently touring the U.S. The main stage hosts The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture and Mogwai on all dates. A second stage is also part of the festivities showcasing the talent of Thursday, Muse, Cursive, Melissa Auf Der Maur, The Cooper Temple Clause, Head Automatica and Scarling. Second stage performers will vary per market throughout the tour; log on to www.thecure.com/events
The Cure is the band's 13th studio record and their first album of new music since 2000's Grammy nominated Bloodflowers. It was released on I Am/Geffen Records June 29th and debuted at # 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Reaction from the media includes a 4 star review in Rolling Stone which states "the new album is their most adventurous and passionate since Disintegration," while People Magazine gave the disc 3 ? stars and featured it as a "Critics Choice" saying "The Cure has found it's groove again." "The Cure is a stunner" hails New York Newsday and The New York Post gave the disc 3 ? stars, "the Cure has made a terrific collection that establishes the band's place in contemporary rock."
Led as always by lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith, the Cure line-up since 1994 comprises longtime bass player Simon Gallup, guitarist Perry Bamonte, drummer/percussionist Jason Cooper, and keyboardist Roger O'Donnell. The Cure first formed in southern England in 1976 as Easy Cure. In 1978 the 'Easy' was dropped, and The Cure was signed to the Fiction label. In May 1979 their debut album Three Imaginary Boys was released to great acclaim.
Other landmark Cure albums include Pornography (1982), The Head on the Door (1985), Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987), Disintegration (1989), Wish (1992), Wild Mood Swings (1996) and the Bloodflowers (2000).