Written by: Alex Green
While The Cure’s 2019 schedule has been a flurry of activity–the band are headlining over 20 festivals and playing all over the world–fans have been wondering if all that activity will herald a new record.
The answer to that appears to be a resounding Yes.
Well, at least it appears that way….
Lead singer and Cure braintrust Robert Smith confirmed that the band have indeed finished recording their new album.
Although it is as-yet-untitled and a release date has not been decided on, in an interview with South Africa’s John Maytham on Cape Town’s 567 AM CapeTalk Smith declared: “We just recorded a new album…The first one for 10 years. I’m still doing it for the right reasons …I still get satisfaction from doing it and other people seem to enjoy it, too. They’re the two big reasons.”
Smith’s follow-up interview with South African host Nick Hamman, found him backtracking a bit, saying: “We’ve just started, not quite finished, recording our first new album for 10 years.”
A source told SEM, “The band was in the studio in February and will probably head back in in early April before they hit the festival circuit. The album will likely be out in the Fall.”
Speaking of the Fall, The Cure are rumored to be heading stateside in September, though no dates have been announced yet.
THE CURE, 2019 TOUR DATES
May 24: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
May 25: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
May 27: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
May 28: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
June 8: Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
June 9: Pinkpop, Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 14: Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 16: Firenze Rocks, Florence, Italy
June 21: Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
June 23: Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
June 24-26: INMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
June 28: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
June 30: Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
July 4: Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
July 6: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
July 11: NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
July 13: Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 17: Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
July 18-20: Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 22: Rock the City, Bucharest, Romania
July 26-28: Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
Aug. 3: Afisha Picnic, Moscow, Russia
Aug. 7: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
Aug. 8-10: Way Out Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug. 9-11: Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Aug. 16: Summer Sessions, Glasgow, Scotland
Aug. 23: Rock en Seine, Parc de Saint-Cloud, France