Concerts and Festivals
The Cure was a concert success from the get-go. Fans largely enjoyed their gothic and melancholic appearance, although they prefer not to be defined as “goth” per-say. Their first live concert was in 1977 at Saint Edward’s Hall, Crawley, Sussex, England. They also regularly played at a Crawley pub, The Rocket. In 1984, after growing in acclaim, the Cure released their first live album Concert which consisted of performances from the Top Tour. By 1989, they were regularly playing in stadiums and arenas. In September of ’89, the band performed “Just Like Heaven” at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. In 2002, they headlined twelve major summer music festivals and performed three extended concerts. For the latter, they played their albums Pornography, Disintegration, and Bloodflowers in their respective entireties each show. The shows were released on DVD as The Cure: Trilogy in ’03. They would repeat the “trilogy” performance in 2011 as well.
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The Cure regularly tours and with the full energy of their youth mind you. They play all over the world in arenas and at festivals. In 2017, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary and showed no signs of slowing down. It seems for the foreseeable future, music lovers get to behold the Cure in concert for years to come.
Of bands that play all over the world, the Cure, in their later years, has played shows in Germany, Italy, South Africa, Austria, Spain, Russia, and France. While they perform often for a band celebrating 40 years of musical success, you don’t want to miss out on the few shows they might actually play near you. SeatRetriever helps you stay up-to-date on the Cure tickets so you can witness them in concert for yourself.
The Cure has been defying genres for decades. The moment they are put into a box, they break out of it with new musical elements shaping their sound. They’ve been releasing albums regularly since their beginning, each evolving the group’s genre. Music lovers of all sorts are sure to connect with some vein of the Cure’s music.
Aside from their success as a touring and recording band, the Cure has written music for the silver screen as well. They performed their song “Burn” in the movie The Crow. They also wrote “Dredd Song,” the theme song for the 1995 movie Judge Dredd. In 1998, they contributed to the soundtrack of The X Files movie. In 2000, the Cure’s “Watching Me Fall,” remixed by Underdog, was on the soundtrack for American Psycho. The band has also contributed tribute music to a variety of British musicians. In ’98, they covered “World in My Eyes” for a Depeche Mode tribute album, and released the album The Art of McCartney paying tribute to Paul McCartney.
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Call them what you want – new wave, punk, goth, pop – the Cure is a genre-defying band that remains as relevant as ever. NME has called the band “a goth hit machine, an international phenomenon and, yet, the most successful alternative band that ever shuffled disconsolately about the earth.”
Visit SeatRetriever today, and get your tickets to see the Cure in person. Whether you get to witness the “trilogy”, watch them wow a crowd at a festival, or rock out in an arena, Robert Smith and company are a performing force to be reckoned with.