The Cure North American Tour Hollywood Bowl 5/22/2016
The Cure North American Tour Hollywood Bowl 2016
The Cure will embark on an extensive North American tour in a few months, including their first shows in some cities in nearly a decade. The band revealed the tour’s full itinerary.
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. The band also promises an as-yet-unannounced performance in the Seattle, Washington area, suggesting an appearance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival.
The Cure were one of the first alternative bands to have chart and commercial success in an era before alternative rock had broken into the mainstream. In 1992, NME declared the Cure had during the 1980s become “a goth hit machine (19 to date), an international phenomenon and, yep, the most successful alternative band that ever shuffled disconsolately about the earth”. Interpol lead singer Paul Banks was quoted as saying, “the Cure is the band that all of us in Interpol can say influenced us. When I was younger I listened to them a lot. Carlos as well. Actually, he took a straight influence from this band on the way he played the bass and the keys. To me, Robert Smith is also one of these examples: you can’t be Robert Smith if you’re not Robert Smith. It’s one of the bands with the deepest influence on Interpol, because we all like them. They’re legendary. The Cure were also a formative influence on the Smashing Pumpkins. Frontman Billy Corgan has named the Cure as a primary influence, and drummer Mike Byrne described himself as a “huge Cure fan.
Joining frontman Robert Smith will be Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O’Donnell (keys), and Reeves Gabrels (guitar). The dates suggest The Cure could be headlining this year’s Bonnaroo, though that’s purely speculation.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
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The rescheduled dates for the North American leg can be found on Jackson’s website, and are listed below:
The Cure 2016 Tour Dates:
05/11 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA *
05/13 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center *
05/14 – Houston, TX @ TBA *
05/15 – Dallas, TX @ TBA *
05/17 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
05/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan *
05/20 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater *
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
05/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
05/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
05/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shorline Amphitheatre *
05/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park *
06/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center *
06/05 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *
06/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre *
06/10 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *
06/11 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *
06/12 – Toronto, ON @ TBA *
06/13 – Toronto, ON @ TBA *
06/14 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
06/16 – Boston, MA @ TBA *
06/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
06/19 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
06/20 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
06/22 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
06/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater Lakewood *
06/26 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater *