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The Cure 2016 Tour to Be First Major Venture in Nearly a Decade

May 06, 2016 by Alyssa

The Cure tour

For the first time in almost 10 years, The Cure will be back on the road with a full-fledged tour in 2016. The British post-punk icons have gone on sporadic festival tours over the last few years, including the three-city Riot Fest last summer, but the band has done nothing this structured and intimate since the 4 Play Tour in 2007-08.

The band’s first announcement indicates that a total of 25 dates will make up The Cure Tour 2016, including multiple nights at both Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (May 22-23) and New York’s Madison Square Garden (June 18-19).

Check out a current list of concerts at the bottom of this page.




New The Cure Album In the Works?

Robert Smith originally intended for The Cure’s most recent release, 2008’s “4:13 Dream,” to be a double album, but half of the record was shelved due to studio pressure. Last spring, Smith confirmed he’d still like to release the second half of the album under the title “4:14 Scream.” However, fans are still waiting for the band to officially confirm a release date. The launch of the 2016 tour would be a perfect time to release the long-delayed material, but it remains to be seen if the unreleased music will drop in the next year.

Since the release of “4:13 Dream,” the only material The Cure has released was a live recording from the 2011 U.K. Bestival music festival. Since then, The Cure’s concert setlists have stuck to a similar format that focuses on greatest hits, like “Just Like Heaven,” “The Lovecats,” and “Friday I’m in Love.”

Here’s a clip of the group playing a spot-on live version of “Lovesong” at the 2014 BottleRock Festival in Napa, Calif.


The Cure Tour Dates 2016

At the time of the initial announcement, The Cure only revealed a few North American dates for the upcoming tour. More concerts and venues were confirmed on Nov. 10, with more details for additional shows set to be revealed at a later date. An up-to-date list of the most recently confirmed concerts is displayed below:


The Cure
North American Tour


May 10-11 - UNO Lakefront Arena | New Orleans, La.
May 13 - Frank Erwin Center | Austin, Texas
May 14 - Toyota Center | Houston, Texas
May 15 - American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas
May 17 - Don Haskins Center | El Paso, Texas
May 19 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan | Las Vegas, Nev.
May 20 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre | Chula Vista, Calif.
May 22-24 - Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, Calif.
May 26 - Shoreline Amphitheatre | Mountain View, Calif.
May 28 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater | Ridgefield, Wash.
May 27-30 - Sasquatch! Music Festival | Quincy, Wash.
May 31 - Deer Lake Park - Burnaby, B.C.

June 2- CenturyLink Arena | Boise, Idaho
June 3 - Maverik Center | Salt Lake City, Utah
June 5 - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre | Englewood, Colo.
June 7 - Xcel Energy Center | Minneapolis, Minn.
June 8 - Starlight Theatre | Kansas City, Mo.
June 10-11 - UIC Pavilion | Chicago, Ill.
June 14 - Bell Centre | Montreal, Quebec
June 16 - Agganis Arena | Boston, Mass.
June 18-20 - Madison Square Garden | New York, N.Y.
June 22 - Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, Md.
June 23 - PNC Music Pavilion | Charlotte, N.C.
June 24 - Aarons Amphitheatre Lakewood | Atlanta, Ga.
June 26-27 - Bayfront Park | Miami, Fla.

July 16-17 - Neal S Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu, Hawaii

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