Friday, September 30, 2016

'Cured' US book tour dates

Update (Sept. 30th, 2016): Now that the PledgeMusic campaign has hit, and surpassed, 100% of its goal, some new tour dates will be posted today. Continuing east from Texas.

And here they are.

Update (Sept. 17th, 2016): Some new dates have been added.

Dates and venues have been posted on Lol's PledgeMusic page.

"As promised, here is the initial run down of dates, venues and cities on the Cured US Book Tour.

Each event will feature a spoken word performance from Lol (with immersive audio/visual backdrop), followed by a fan Q&A and a signing session (unless noted)….

Oct. 13th - Ridgewood, NJ (Bookends) (x)
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Oct. 14th - Long Island, NY (Book Revue) (y)
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Oct. 15th - New York, NY (Morrison Hotel Gallery)
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Oct. 19th - Los Angeles, CA (Grammy Museum) (y)
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Oct. 19th - Los Angeles, CA (Lethal Amounts)

Oct. 20th - Long Beach, CA (Fingerprints)  (z)
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Oct. 21st - West Hollywood, CA (Book Soup)
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Oct. 22nd - San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
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Oct. 22nd - San Diego, CA (Numbers Night Club)
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Oct. 25th - Portland, OR (Powell’s)
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Oct. 26th - Portland, OR (Lovecraft Bar)
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Oct. 27th - Portland, OR (Lovecraft Bar)
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Oct. 28th - Seattle, WA (KEXP Studio)

Nov. 2nd - Pasadena, CA (MeowMeowz)
Nov. 4th - Las Vegas, NV (Zia Records)
Nov. 5th - Las Vegas, NV (Scarlet)
Nov. 6th - Phoenix, AZ (Zia Records)
Nov. 7th - Albuquerque, NM (Bookworks)
Nov. 10th - Ft. Collins, CO (The Music District)
Nov. 11th - Denver, CO (Tattered Cover/Twist & Shout)
Nov. 12th - Boulder, CO (Boulder Book Store)
Nov. 14th - Austin, TX (Book People)
Nov. 17th - Houston, TX (Cactus Music)
Nov. 18th - Dallas, TX (Mortified: Dallas)
Nov. 19th - Dallas, TX (Bill's Records)
Nov. 19th - Dallas, TX (Mortified: Dallas early show)
Nov. 19th - Dallas, TX (Mortified: Dallas late show)
Nov. 29th - Oklahoma City, OK (Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma)
Nov. 30th - Chicago, IL (Soho House private event)
Dec. 1st - Chicago, IL (SAE)
Dec. 1st - Chicago, IL (Pleasant House Pub)
Dec. 3rd - Indianapolis, IN (Indy CD and Vinyl)
Dec. 5rd - Cincinnati, OH (Joseph Beth)
Dec. 8th - Nashville, TN (Grimey’s Too)

(x) Signing Session only
(y) On Stage Q&A + Signing Session only
(z) Cured Book Event + Pearl Thompson Art Exhibition.

We have a couple more cities to pin down the exact date for (Chicago, Nashville included) and are already in the process of adding more cities, so stay tuned for further updates as well as the precise times for each event…"

Jagwar Ma with Robert at Bestival

From Jagwar Ma on Facebook: "When Jagwar Ma met Robert Smith at Bestival" (Thanks Yanic)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Win Robert's Bestival guitar

Another new guitar. Possibly to be auctioned off for charity?

Update (09-29-16): Win Robert's Bestival 2016 guitar. Details from Radio X:

"Radio X is giving you the chance to win Robert Smith’s specially-designed Schecter "RS Ultracure Bestival 2016" guitar, as played on stage during the band’s headline set at this year’s Bestival.

Printed with Bestival 2016 artwork, the Schecter "RS Ultracure Bestival 2016" is so rare that only 2 of them exist in the world. One belongs to Robert himself and you can be in with a chance of winning the other one, signed especially for Make Some Noise and Radio X by the Cure frontman.

This is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of musical history by one of Radio X’s biggest icons.
To support our charity and be in with a chance of winning, text the word ROBERT to 83936

Entries close at 11.59pm on Friday 7 October 2016.

You must be over 18 to take part. Texts cost your standard network rate, plus once you've entered we'll do the bit that raises the money for all those good causes and will automatically take a donation of £3, unless you reply STOP to the first text message we send you. 100% of these donations will go to Global's Make Some Noise.

Full terms and conditions can be found here

Global’s Make Some Noise is Radio X’s very own charity, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK which help youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

By supporting Global’s Make Some Noise, you’ll be helping small projects make a big difference, so thank you. Find out more here.

Thanks to Robert Smith and Schecter for kindly donating this prize."

Update (09-30-16): From Martin at Radio X - "People can enter from outside the UK (subject to their standard network text charge), but we can only cover free delivery for winners in the UK.

Also, on Friday 7 October (the same day the European leg of the tour kicks off in Helsinki), we’ll be promoting the RS guitar on air.

Robert has given us two tracks from Bestival to play on Radio X. One will probably be played on John Kennedy’s show on Thursday night to launch the charity day, the other will be on daytime on Friday. The tracks are Lovesong and Just Like Heaven." (Thanks Martin)

Lol in Sheffield (09-28-16)

'Cured' reviews & interviews

UK release:

Sept. 22nd, 2016

June 1st, 2017

Published by:
Quercus Books

Order signed editions at Waterstones

UK tour dates here

US release:

Oct. 11th, 2016

Paperback: ?

Published by:
Da Capo Press

Order signed editions, VIP tour tickets, special merchandise at Pledgemusic

US tour dates here

Reviews: Irish Times / The Afterword / Louder Than War / Dickie Felton

Interviews: Yahoo / Pitchfork / PledgeMusic / Bath Chronicle / The Guardian / Noisey / Premonition English - French / CoF Q & A Part 1 - Part 2  

If you'd like to share your review or thoughts on the book, please do so in the comments. If you can't post it, just email it to me and I'll post for you. Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!

European Cure Tour 2016 tickets for sale

1 Gold Circle VIP ticket at face value. jgavage (at) gmail (dot) com

"I have a Golden Circle (standing, front of stage) ticket for the Stockholm show on October 9th and I am looking for someone that has a seated ticket so we can exchange our tickets, as the person that has the standing ticket is pregnant and obviously needs to be seated. the.accureacy (at) gmail (dot)com"

2 seats in FELT111, row 6. Moggieboy (at) gmail (dot) com

1 standing ticket. 71 Euro plus postage. b_brouer (at) yahoo (dot) de

1 VIP ticket for Berlin on Oct 18th. Face value £150, selling for £100. mark.davison (at) me (dot) com
1 standing ticket. 69 Euro plus postage. b_brouer (at) yahoo (dot) de

Settore A8, Fila I, Posto 4 + 5, 172,50 Euros. maybesomeday (at) gmx (dot) de 

1 GA Standing. 55 Euros + postage. jc (at) jcmoglia (dot )com

London for Manchester
Louis is looking to swap his standing Wembley ticket on Dec. 2nd, for a Manchester ticket. louis.ohalloran30 (at) gmail (dot) com

2 in Block 113/N. £115 for both. Millennium_dom (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk.
1 standing ticket £57.60. papillonsnoir (at) gmail (dot) com

Rome for London
Looking to trade one Rome GA hard ticket for one London night night 2 GA hard ticket. No eticket or computer print out ticket. Can complete trade in person at Rome venue day of show. eal727qc (at) gmail (dot) com

Instead of having them spread throughout the comment sections of other topics, please use this one to post the tickets you have for sale. If you don't want to create an account or anything, just email your ticket info to me, and I'll post it in the comments for you.

Only post tickets at face value or below (plus fees & shipping), and no posting links to broker/tout sites.

Thank you, and let's hope we can get more tickets to actual fans, without them having to use the broker sites.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lol on the Tom Dunne show (09-27-16)

Interview with Lol on Tom Dunne's Newstalk show. Listen to it here. (Thanks Barry and @is_maith_liom)

Lol on the Paulette Edwards show (09-27-16)

Interview with Lol on Paulette Edwards' BBC Sheffield show. Listen to it here (starts at 1:42:26)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lol in Bath (09-26-16)

Just heard from Chris White that Julianne Regan from All About Eve will be doing the Q & A tonight. You must go!

Lol on BBC 6Music & Radio London (09-26-16)

Listen to the Robert Elms interview with Lol here (starts at 1:12:53).

Lol talks about 'Cured'

Lol on BBC Breakfast (09-23-16)

Lol was on BBC Breakfast Friday morning.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Extract from the 'Cured' audiobook

The audiobook will be available in the UK on Sept. 22nd here, and in the US on Oct. 11th here.

Update (Sept. 24th, 2016): Another bit from the audiobook posted at Rolling Stone.

Lol at Rough Trade East (09-24-2016)

Lol interview with Radio X

"Lol will be on John Kennedy's RadioX show on Wed 21 from 10pm (BST). Listen via! And I dare say there'll be a podcast of it later on in the week..."
(Thanks @Martin_OGorman)

Update: If you missed it, listen to it here.

Update (Sept. 24th, 2016): Here's another Radio X interview with Lol. (Thanks @Martin_OGorman)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lol at Waterstones Manchester (09-22-2016)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lol at Waterstones Camden (09-21-2016)

'Cured' UK book tour dates

Wednesday 21st September - Waterstones, Camden
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Thursday 22nd September - Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate
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Saturday 24th September - Rough Trade East, London
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Monday 26th September - Toppings, Bath
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Wednesday 28th September – Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield
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If you can't make it to any of the events, you can still pre-order a signed copy from Waterstones.

And there will be some posters featuring Pearl's artwork up for raffle. From Lol on Facebook: "At UK events I will be bringing a very limited amount of some very special posters featuring exclusive Art work by Pearl Thompson for the book tour. We will have a free raffle for a few of the posters at each event so get there early !"

And from Lol on Facebook: When asked about France and the rest of Europe: "Next year , book and tour." and "Next year European tour."