Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Win Voodoo passes

Where Y'at magazine is giving away a pair of 3 day passes to Voodoo (closed now), and Live Music Blog is also giving away a pair of 3 day passes, along with a meet & greet with Moon Taxi and stage passes for their set.

Update (09/17/13): Here's another chance to win tickets...from Voodoo on Facebook - "Build your Voodoo path and you could win a pair of weekend credentials for the ritual! Create your Voodoo schedule, share on your Facebook and Twitter pages, and you'll be automatically entered to win. To build your Voodoo path: http://goo.gl/WJtxyw"

Update (09/24/13): Consequence of Sound is giving away VIP passes and hotel accommodations. Enter to win here, which should also help give me more entries to win. :)

Also, the Voodoo ticket office is claiming they will not be selling single day passes this year, only 3 day. I don't buy this for a second! They might wait until the week of the show, or even day of the show, but they will have single day passes available somewhere. I would stake my life on that. But you should know that this is what they are telling people over the phone, so that's the official position as of now.

Cure's backstage rider requests for Monterrey

Translation from Mural.com: "The Cure also has simple tastes. Concert organizers to give the English band in the Arena Monterrey on October 8 will have to be ready in the dressing room of Robert Smith and his companions no less than milk and Corn Flakes.

On your next visit to royal land, the group called for, among other things, chicken salad and tuna salad, vegetable soup, 12 chocolate bars, assorted pickles, olive oil and cheese bars.

To drink, the musicians want to have on hand 24 water bottles, 12 Red Bulls, 12 lemonades, juices and soft drinks V8 Dr. Pepper.

To provide, The Cure called pink champagne brand Krug, Mumm, Perrier-Jouet and Moët & Chandon, red wine and a bottle of tequila añejo." (Thanks @TheCureMexico)

Austin City Limits passes for sale

I have a Weekend 2 (Oct. 11th - 13th) wristband for sale. Selling for below face value at $200 and that includes the collectible credential and free shipping. Email craigatcof(at)gmail(dot)com.

From Leonardo: "I am selling two wristbands for the first weekend of ACL Fest.. The cost is $200 USD plus the shipment :) Please if you know somebody who is interested please let´me know or here is my facebook profile..https://www.facebook.com/before3. Email lvaldelamar(at)me(dot)com"

Meet Lol in San Diego on Sept. 14th

From Lol on Facebook: "For any of you that will be in the San Diego, California area on Saturday 14th September I will be speaking at The San Diego Music Thing in the afternoon. All the details below... Hope to meet a few of you! http://www.sandiegomusicthing.com/home.cfm"

Update: Here's a review of the event. (Thanks David)

Cure tribute night in Mexico City Sept. 28th

Thanks @LuisFdzglz.

Liqueur plays Norwich on Dec. 28th

From Cure tribute band Liqueur: "Saturday 28th December - Norwich Waterfront Studio - tickets £6adv available very soon , paypal reserve yours now -info@liqueurband.com !!"

Falling In Love Again, by Roger O’Donnell

Roger tells Machine Head about his love for the Voyager.
(Thanks Filip)

Cure party in Minneapolis on Sept. 25th

Sept. 25th, 2013
Varsity Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
10PM - 2AM
Facebook event page
(Thanks Anneliese)

Cure Night at the London Stone on Sept. 28th

Electric Dreams presents IN BETWEEN DAYS
[A Cure night at the London Stone]
Saturday, September 28, 2013 [10pm-3am] £6 entry
The London Stone
109 Cannon St,
London, EC4N 5AD

DJs Valeriun, Stix, The Baron and guest DJ, Mr Pink Eyes will be playing music from The Cure's entire musical history from post punk days to goth days to the recent albums and all in between[days]. We will also play a few other relevant goth / new wave / 80s classics at the London Stone [a Hammer horror themed pub in Cannon street,London].

Other Relevant Links

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vote for 'Kiss Me' in Best of 87 poll

Slicing Up Eyeballs' ongoing Best of the 80s project continues with their Best Album of 1987 poll, and 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' is one of the options.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Cure play Voodoo Experience 2013!

Ticketmaster says The Cure are playing Voodoo Experience 2013, and I believe them. :) After 13 long years, The Cure finally returns to New Orleans! Welcome back! Thank you so much!
And just a reminder that this is VOODOO...in New Orleans...on Halloween weekend (though I dispute this), so a dark set? Please? I mean if The Cure are playing Voodoo they HAVE to play 'Siamese Twins', right? "Voodoo smile, Siamese Twins". Come on, Robert! :)

Update: CoS has contacted Voodoo and they have confirmed it! And yes, it is now official!

Update (Sept. 5th, 2013): The daily schedules are out, and The Cure are playing on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from 7 - 9PM. Kid Rock right before them, and opposite How To Destroy Angels at 6:55. Not happy about that at all. And as expected, the general 3 day passes have jumped up to the $200 level now.

Articles: Filter / Paste / AntiMusic / Washington Post / Offbeat / Spin / Rolling Stone / Pollstar / My Spilt Milk / NOLA Defender / BWM Music World / Crave Online / Slicing Up Eyeballs / Gambit / NOLA.com 1 - 2 / Consequence of Sound

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Cure play El Paso, Texas on Oct. 10th

The rumor was true after all. Ticketmaster now has a listing for The Cure to play the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas on Oct. 10th. Tickets go on sale Aug. 30th at 10am mountain time. (Thanks Jay)

Articles: El Paso 411 / Slicing Up Eyeballs

Note from Ticketmaster: General Admission Floor Section is Standing Room Only!

Tickets on sale now.

Carlos is already planning to take over one of the bars across the street from the venue for a pre-show meetup. Will post details as soon as he finalizes everything.

Fans lined up to buy tickets this morning. (Thanks Carlos)

Carlos' ticket.

1 GA floor ticket secured! Hotel booked. Now to hope the ridiculously high airfare prices drop a bit.

Choir! Choir! Choir! cover 'Inbetween Days'

This is really wonderful. Well done! (Thanks David)

Friday We're In Love (With The Cure)

Blinded By Sound seems to have a regular feature called "Friday We're In Love (With The Cure)". Two have been posted so far - 'High' and 'Just Like Heaven/A Forest'. (Thanks David)

Update (March 8th, 2013): New one just posted - 'How Beautiful You Are/To Wish Impossible Things'.

Update (March 15th, 2013): 'Memories Of Lust, Loneliness From Masterpiece Album 'Disintegration'.'

Update (July 22nd, 2013): They've added a few new ones to their series - From '100 Years' to 'A Night Like This''All I Want', and 'Apart' / 'Sinking'.

Update (August 9th, 2013): 'Torture' / 'Want'.
Update (August 23rd, 2013): 'Lovesong' / 'End' .
Update (August 30th, 2013): 'Pictures of You' / 'A Chain of Flowers'.
Update (Sept. 13th, 2013): 'Burn'

More of Porl's art up for auction

Looks like 10 more pieces of art by Porl Thompson will be up for auction on Sept. 13th. (Thanks Darren)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Official site update

Robert has updated the official site, confirming Voodoo, Monterrey, and El Paso. And on any other shows for this year, he says: "…AND THERE MAY BE ONE MORE 'SPECIAL APPEARANCE' SHOW ON THE EAST COAST…BUT OTHERWISE… I THINK THAT IS IT FOR 2013! HEY NOW! ONWARDS..."

Monday, August 26, 2013

Help The Curse find Dean

"Can you please help us find a bass player named Dean from San Diego, California? He was involved with The Curse early on, he even went with some of us to purchase The Cure's "Trilogy" DVD at midnight when it went on sale in 2003. Unfortunately, he had to move back to San Diego before we played a show with him, but we would really like to include him in the upcoming 10 year Anniversary shows. Thanks!"
Can anyone help? If you know Dean, please ask him to contact Brian from The Curse.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Win a copy of 'Trilogy' on Blu-ray

Musik Express is giving away 3 copies of 'Trilogy' on Blu-ray. Not sure if this is only open to those in Germany or not.
(Thanks David)

Friday, August 16, 2013

'Friday I'm In Love' on 'About Time' soundtrack

The Playlist reports that 'Friday I'm in Love' will be featured on the soundtrack (out Sept. 2nd in the UK) for the new film 'About Time', which opens Sept. 6th in the UK, Nov. 1st in the US. (Thanks David)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Phil Anselmo's love of The Cure

From Nola.com: Did you hear that the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has added The Cure to the line-up?
Anselmo: I saw that. I’m a big fan, man. I love The Cure.

Do you really? I didn’t think you’d be as excited as everyone else seems to be.
Anselmo: I’m an older Cure fan. “Seventeen Seconds” (from 1980) and “Faith” (from 1981) are my two favorite Cure albums. Robert Smith is just a greater songwriter, period. It’s a beautiful addition to the Voodoo Fest. Big, big thumbs-up right there.

So if you’re in town the first weekend of November, you’ll be there?
Anselmo: I might be in town, I might not. I have a gig in South America. I wish I could tell you more about it. It’s kind of like the thing I do with the Metal Masters; it’s an all-star cast. But hopefully I’m home. Because I’d love to see The Cure.

New Cure shirt at the Honolulu show

Thanks to Olivier at It's a Perfect Day, here are some better shots of that special Cure Hawaii shirt.

Catching up with the Great Circle Tour

Just some stuff that's been sent in since the conclusion of the Great Circle Tour.

Lots of updates at It's A Perfect Day: Photos & videos from Osheaga, and photos and videos from Lollapalooza.
(Thanks Olivier)

Photo of Robert and Tamaryn backstage at the Honolulu show. (Thanks Leonor)

Great Lollapalooza photos from Mauro Melis posted at Sound of Violence. (Thanks Mauro)

Andreas has uploaded some better quality MP3s of the Lollapalooza webcast: Part 1 - 2 - 3. (Thanks Andreas)

When Robert met Trent in NOLA

The last time Robert Smith & Trent Reznor were together in New Orleans (Swing Tour show 1996, with Trent, Marilyn Manson, and Clint Mansell in attendance), well, things got a bit odd. The story from Alternative Press:

"Every city in America has at least one Gothic club. In New Orleans, it's the Blue Crystal. When a band like the Cure is in town, the Blue Crystal throws a party after the show. The club called Reznor, the closest thing they have to a local dignitary, to invite him to the Cure after-show party. Further conversation revealed that the only way the Cure would show is if Reznor is there, too. You can't hear it anywhere in Nine Inch Nails, but Reznor is a Cure fan from way back. He considers the Cure's The Head On The Door" one of the best records ever." His favorite description of himself: "Robert Smith with a head cold."

"I end up going to the club, and surprisingly, everyone from the Cure is there. And the bartender calls me over and says, 'Robert really wants to talk to you.'" Reznor smiles, makes a face that says: You mean I have to meet one of my teen idols in a goth club in Louisiana? Now? In front of all these people?

"It ends up," Reznor says, "me and him, hugging on the dance floor. He's like, 'I love you, dude,' and I'm like, 'I love you too, man.'" The Cure fans formed a loose circle around the pair while New Order's "Blue Monday" pumped out of the speakers. "It was the greatest scene," Reznor says.

"We were both fairly incoherent," he feels compelled to add."

So what will happen this time? Will the bromance continue? Do we even have a goth club now? I would have no idea. No, this time, since it will still be Halloween (sort of), Trent should take Robert to The House of Shock or The Mortuary. :)