The Cure will return to North America in 2016 for a 27-show, 22-city tour for their first significant continental trek since 2008.
The tour begins May 11th in New Orleans and is scheduled to wrap June 26th at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Florida. According to a note on the band's website, the group's setlists will "explore 37 years of Cure songs," including hits, deep cuts and as-yet-unreleased tracks. The Twilight Sad will serve as openers on all dates.
Tickets for most shows will go on sale on November 13th or 14th, though on-sale and venue information for some concerts has yet to be announced. A concert in Seattle, Washington is also in the works, though no date, on-sale or show info is available. A current list of dates is below; additional information will be available on the Cure's website in the coming weeks.
The Cure preempted the full itinerary of their 2016 trek with news of a handful of shows in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. The group is currently scheduled to play three sold-out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (May 22nd, 23rd and 24th); two sold out shows at Chicago's U.I.C. Pavilion (June 10th and 11th); and three nights at Madison Square Garden in NYC (June 18th, 19th and 20th; tickets are still available for the 20th).
Though the Cure have not toured North America in seven years, the beloved post-punk outfit has played a number of festivals during that time, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Riot fest and Voodoo Experience. The group's current lineup features frontman and mastermind Robert Smith, Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar).
The Cure 2016 Tour Dates
May 11 — New Orleans, LA (on-sale and show info to be announced)
May 13 — Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center (on-sale 11/13)
May 14 — Houston, TX (on-sale and show info to be announced)
May 15 — Dallas, TX (on-sale and show info to be announced)
May 17 — El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center (on-sale 11/13)
May 19 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan (on-sale 11/13)
May 20 — Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater (on-sale 11/13)
May 22, 23, 24 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
May 26 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre (on-sale 11/13)
May 31 — Vancouver, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (on-sale 11/27)
June 3 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center (on-sale 11/13)
June 5 — Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (on-sale 11/14)
June 8 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre (on-sale 11/14)
June 10, 11 — Chicago, IL @ U.I.C. Pavilion
June 12 or 13 — Toronto, ON (on-sale and show info to be announced)
June 14 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (on-sale 11/27)
June 16 — Boston, MA (on-sale and show info to be announced)
June 18, 19, 20 — New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 22 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (on-sale 11/13)
June 24 — Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater Lakewood (on-sale 11/13)
June 26 — Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater (on-sale 11/14)