Written by: Alex Green
This week saw two major announcements from The Cure.
The first addressed their only scheduled European date of 2018.
In honor of what the band referred to as “40 Imaginary Years,” The Cure announced a massive 120-minute headline gig at BST Hyde Park, London. The Robert Smith-fronted outfit will be supported that day by Goldfrapp, Ride, Slowdive, The Twilight Sad, Editors and Interpol.
The show will take place July 7th, 2018, but tickets will be going on sale Friday, December 15.
The second announcement came via longtime collaborator and The Cure In Orange director Tim Pope, who revealed that he will be making a long-form documentary on the band to mark several important chronological milestones. 2018 will be the 40th anniversary of the legendary outfit’s debut single “Killing An Arab” while 2019 will mark exactly four decades since the release of their debut album Three Imaginary Boys.
On Social Media, Pope wrote: “So, 2018 will see me collaborating with Robert on a feature-length, chronological documentary of The Cure’s history from the 1970s via present day to the future. Robert himself will tell the story and this will work alongside other events for the band’s 40-year celebration.”
He added: “The film to which I will bring my own style of jiggery-pokery will use as well as ‘old favourites’ a cornucopia of material from Robert’s collection which has never been seen before; Super-8; interviews; bootlegs; rare performances; behind-the-scenes, blah.”
Pope has directed almost 40 music videos for The Cure, including “Let’s Go To Bed” and “Just Like Heaven.”
Pope also directed David Bowie’s 50th birthday Madison Square Garden show.
The Cure have announced the production of a long-form documentary to mark several important chronological milestones.