Written by: Alex Green
The Cure have announced their first tour dates for 2019.
The reinvigorated legends have announced they will headline the second Rock On The Lawns Festival, which takes place March 16 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.
The Pixies were the headliners for the inaugural installment of the festival in 2017.
The Cure have also revealed there will also be a show on March 21 in Cape Town at Kenilworth Racecourse. In their 40-year history, this will mark the first time they’ve played in South Africa.
Frontman Robert Smith has said The Cure will be heading into the studio at the end of 2018 to record new material and that their 2019 tour will be extensive.
While the legendary outfit haven’t put out new music since 2008’s 4:13 Dream, in an interview in the Spring with BB6 Music, Smith revealed his curating duties at the Meltdown Festival, “made him want to do something new.”
He went on to explain: “I’ve listened to more new music in the last six months than I ever have. I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing new songs, so it’s had a really good effect on me…I booked some time to do some demos…some of it’s really good, some of it not so good.”
The South African shows are just the beginning of dates that will be rolling out in the next few months.
Smith has indicated that he wants The Cure to headline Glastonbury.