The Cure

TICKETS FOR THE CURIOSA FESTIVAL 2004 ON SALE THIS WEEKEND
10/06/04 | Posted by CURE:ROBERT
TICKETS FOR THE CURIOSA FESTIVAL 2004 GO ON SALE THIS WEEKEND AND FOR THE FIRST TIME TICKETMASTER WILL OFFER PURCHASER THE OPTION TO PRE-ORDER THE NEW CURE CD DELUXE EDITION

Santa Monica, California, June 10, 2004 ? Tickets for the highly anticipated Curiosa Festival 2004 will go on sale this weekend, June 12th, for most cities. The tour kicks off July 24th in West Palm Beach, Florida and continues through the end of August (see below for dates and cities). The idea came last Fall after The Cure headlined the KROQ Festival. They decided to spend the coming Summer touring the USA with bands they enjoy. The Cure put together a wish list and handpicked the lineup for this summer?s Curiosa Festival 2004. The main stage will host The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture and Mogwai. A second stage will also be part of the festivities showcasing the talent of Thursday, Muse, Cursive, Melissa Auf Der Maur, The Cooper Temple Clause and Head Automatica. Second stage performers will rotate throughout the tour.

For the first time, Ticketmaster.com will offer concert ticket purchasers the option to add a CD purchase into the ticket transaction. Cure fans will be able to pre-order the deluxe DVD version of the new Cure CD, The Cure, along with a limited edition button set. The charge for the CD will be conveniently added to the ticket purchase and not require a separate credit card transaction. Log onto www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets and the deluxe edition CD.

The Cure is currently overseas gearing up for European Festivals as well as the U.S. Curiosa dates, while here in the States the first single from their upcoming self-titled release is moving up the charts. ?The End Of The World? is currently at #24 on the Modern Rock radio chart and climbing fast.

The new self-titled disc will be the band?s 13th studio record and their first album of new music since 2000?s Bloodflowers. The Cure was recorded at London's Olympic Studios, with Ross Robinson (Korn, At The Drive In, Slipknot) producing and arrives in stores June 29th on Ross Robinson?s imprint label, I Am Records, through Geffen Records.

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. Perennially popular with fans all around the world, the band is currently enjoying a huge resurgence of interest. Earlier this year, Fiction Records released a compelling Cure collection, Join the Dots: B-sides & Rarities 1978- 2001, a 4-cd 70 song box set. Among a number of genre spanning collaborations undertaken in the last few months Smith has sung on the track "All Of This" from the new blink-182 cd, "Truth Is" on the new Tweaker cd, and the dance smash "Da Hype" with Junior Jack. 311 recently went to number 1 in the U.S. modern rock chart with a cover of The Cure's "Love Song" as featured in the film "50 First Dates" soundtrack, and numerous new bands such as Interpol, the Rapture and Hot Hot Heat! have been outspoken in their admiration for the Cure.

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 Grammy-nominated Bloodflowers (2000).

Below is a current list of tour dates and venues for the Curiosa Festival 2004. More cities and venues will be announced shortly.

July 24th West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advise Amphitheater
July 25th Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
July 28th Nashville, TN Starwood AmphitheatreJuly 29th Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
July 31st New York, NY Randall?s Island
August 1st Camden, NJ Tweeter Center
August 3rd Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 4th Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 6th Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 7th Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 9th Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
August 11th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 12th Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
August 14th Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
August 15th Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 17th Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
August 18th Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 27th Los Angeles, CA Home Depot Center