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The Cure Will Release a New LP, Tentatively Titled '4:14 Scream,' Soon

The band is also planning new "trilogy" concerts where it will play three of its Eighties records in full

Robert Smith of the Cure performs in Austin, Texas.
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February 4, 2014 8:55 AM ET

The Cure have tentatively titled their next record 4:14 Scream, as a play on words off the title of their last record, 2008's 4:13 Dream, Rolling Stone has confirmed. The album, which the group recorded at the same time as its 2008 LP, will come out sometime in the next few months. The perennially morose Robert Smith and his bandmates also plan on putting out a concert DVD in the same timeframe, according to The Guardian.

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The group is also planning more "Trilogy" shows, where it would play three albums in their entirety. The Cure played their 1989 album Disintegration, 1982's Pornography and 2000's Bloodflowers in full at concerts in 2002. In 2011, they played their first three albums in London and the States. This edition would find the Brits playing 1984's The Top, the following year's The Head on the Door and their 1987 double-LP Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.

The band is gearing up for concerts organized by the Who's Roger Daltrey taking place next month in England to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. Daltrey recently told NME how excited he was to have the Cure on the bill – and how hard it is to get in touch with their frontman. "Robert Smith doesn't answer his emails," Daltrey said with a laugh. "He's hard to get hold of, but I remember them playing in 2006 and they did a three-hour set which was just magical. Robert lives around the corner from me, although I've never seen him, nor have his neighbors. I think he must only come out at night."

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