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 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. :)