Friday, January 20, 2017

Reeves plays Fullerton, CA tonight

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New 'Cured' events for 2017

Update (Jan. 20th, 2017): Lol has added a reading & signing in Lyon, France on Jan. 26th.

Lol has posted an update on his website, with some new 'Cured' events for 2017, and more dates will be announced next week:

Jan. 26th, 2017 - Lyon, France
Book Reading and Signing at 4:30pm
Gibert Joseph Lyon
3 Quai Gailleton

Jan 27, 2017 - Paris, France
DJ Set at midnight
9 rue Biscornet
Get Tickets!

Jan 28, 2017 - Paris, France
Book Reading and Signing at 4pm
Gibert Joseph Saint-Michel
26 Boulevard Saint-Michel

Feb 08, 2017 - Detroit, MI
Book Reading and Signing at 7:30pm
Lo! & Behold Records and Books
10022 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI

Feb 09, 2017 - Detroit, MI
DJ Set w/Thirstwave DJs at 9 PM
Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ
240 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI

Feb 10, 2017 - Toronto, CA
DJ Set at 10 PM
550 Queen St W

Feb 12, 2017 - Toronto, CA
Book Reading and Signing at 2pm
Sonic Boom Records
215 Spadina Ave,

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cure Tour 2016 stats

Pollstar has released their year end charts for 2016, and here's how Cure Tour 2016 fared:

Top 200 North American Tours
 #56 The Cure  / Gross 19.8 million / Avg. ticket price $54.32 / Avg. tickets per show 14,583 / Total tickets 364,583 / Avg. gross per show 792,185

Top 100 Worldwide Tours
#31 The Cure  / Gross 46.9 million / Avg. ticket price $59.58 / Avg. tickets per show 12,696 / Total tickets 787,176 / Avg. gross per show 756,452

Top 200 Concert Grosses
#120 The Cure & The Twilight Sad 3 nights at Hollywood Bowl
Tickets sold 51,367 / Gross $4,223,550

Top 100 Worldwide Ticket sales
#36 The Cure 605,208

Yet another Cure book comining soon

Friday, January 6, 2017

'In Between Days' book now at Amoeba

Pick it up in store or order online here.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Robert included in KEXP tribute to Bowie

From KEXP: "It was a year ago this week that KEXP both celebrated the birth and then shockingly, mourned the death of David Bowie at the age of 69. With the help of both those who knew him best and the man himself, KEXP will dig deep into his influential catalog of music spanning nearly 50-years.

Beginning Sunday, January 8th, on what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, and culminating Tuesday, January 10th on the one-year anniversary of his passing, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, Stevie Zoom, Larry Rose and Evie Cooke will share rare songs, and we’ll hear from those who knew Bowie best, including producers and friends Brian Eno, Tony Visconti and Nile Rodgers, as well as, Robert Smith of the Cure, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and even the former Thin White Duke himself. Clips from these interviews will be featured on the KEXP Blog, alongside videos, news, and a list of Bowie-related events around Seattle.

“Last year we celebrated 12 hours of Bowie on his birthday and the release of Blackstar. Little did we know he was near death. Days later when we woke up to the terrible news, we turned around and did 12 more hours of nothing but Bowie,” said KEXP Morning Show host John Richards. “There may not be another artist who has influenced and informed every aspect of the KEXP mission than David Bowie. His music has not only influenced nearly every broadcast day that we’ve been on the air, but clearly, his art has propelled so many of the artists we love. Thank you, David Bowie. We miss you every day.”

Thanks, @gorillathelunk.

Lol in San Diego Jan. 7th

Pearl to sell artwork online soon

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Joyeux Noël

Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays to you all!

The Cure - Merry Christmas Everybody 
(Wembley Arena - Dec. 9th, 1987)

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant 
(Dec. 15th, 1982)  

Originally posted at (Dec. 2001)

"I don't believe in religions. Instead, I believe in Father Christmas and fairies in the woods!" - Robert Smith 2012

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

40 years ago tonight...

Thanks, Petr @thecureCZ

From Lol on Facebook:

"This week sees the 40th anniversary of the the band of musicians/ friends that became the Cure! I’ll take the liberty here of quoting from my own book !

“Personally, I consider the first gig we did as the band that became The Cure to be the one that we did on December 20, 1976, the Malice gig at our old secondary school, St. Wilfrid’s. True, we had done a gig of sorts a couple of days earlier in the minstrels’ gallery at Worth Abbey for Upjohn’s Christmas party, and a rather strange “performance” in 1973 as The Obelisk, but this was our first full-blown concert.”

Actually since I wrote the above I’ve changed my mind a little bit. To me it is unimportant which date you consider, the 18th or the 20th, as the start of the band that became The Cure .

What I do think IS important , is the fact that The Cure is STILL a band, and that Robert, Pearl and Michael are STILL in my life forty years later!

It’s the testimony of time to real friendship that I care about. I feel blessed. Lx"

French 'Cured' out Jan. 19th, 2017

New Wave Christmas ornaments

From Matthew Lineham on Instagram:


Exclusive New Wave inspired rubber die cut Christmas ornaments will go on sale this Friday! I'll be revealing the set of ten ornaments throughout the week. Keep checking back!"

Absolutely love these! They will go on sale here tonight at Midnight eastern, 11 PM central, 10 PM Mountain, and 9 PM pacific.

Update (Nov. 25th, 2016): Complete sets, along with Robert & Bowie ornaments, are sold out. Rest are still available individually. Matt says a restock is possible, but will take 3-5 weeks.

Update (Nov. 29th, 2016):  2nd run of the ornaments are now on sale. This run will NOT arrive before Christmas, but if you missed out on the 1st run, here's a second chance to get them.

Update (Dec. 20th, 2016): 4th run of the ornaments (sets only) will go on sale at 8PM eastern tonight. These sets won't ship until late January. BTW, got my set back on Dec. 7th, and they are even better than the photos make them out to be.

Live Sound Showcase: The Cure at MSG

From Prosound Network:

By Clive Young

NEW YORK, NY—The Cure first played Madison Square Garden in 1987, and 29 years later, the stalwart pop-goth band returned once again to the fabled venue to play the last indoor shows of its 2016 North American tour. The 26-date run took the production through a variety of venues, from arenas in Dallas and Chicago, to amphitheaters in Miami and Denver, to theaters in Kansas City and Las Vegas—and the journey isn’t over yet, as now the European leg is currently underway, running through December.

Working with the group every step of the way, much as it has since 1979, is UK audio provider Britannia Row, which fielded a full audio system for North America rather than pick up a stateside PA. FOH engineer Paul Corkett, who’s respectively engineered and co-produced two Cure albums with bandleader Robert Smith, explained, “Robert puts a lot of time and attention into rehearsals, listens to everything and he’s very hands-on and articulate about what he wants, so I think he wanted to carry one consistent rig with him.”

And what Smith wants coming out of that rig, it turns out, is an open-sounding show built around the dynamics of the carefully plotted arrangements. In many ways, “The band mixes themselves,” conceded monitor engineer Rob Elliot.

New Violet Vendetta EP & merchandise out now

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cure Christmas & Birthday cards

Went to see Jesus & Mary Chain last night, and they were selling these Christmas cards at their merch table. An investigation into who made them lead to Piper Gates Design. And that lead to the discovery that they also make cards for other bands, including The Cure. Here's the Cure Christmas and Birthday cards.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Pearl & Lol in L.A. tonight

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• PEARL THOMPSON ///EXHIBITION /// ARTWORK /// PAINTINGS /// + \\\ DEC 16TH - JAN 8 /// ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• LOL TOLHURST \\\ USA "CURED" BOOK EVENT /// + \\\ DECEMBER 16TH /// 8 PM ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• LETHAL AMOUNTS (213) 265-7452 + 1226 W 7TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90017 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• +++
A photo posted by PEARL THOMPSON (@p.e.a.r.l.thompson) on

A photo posted by PEARL THOMPSON (@p.e.a.r.l.thompson) on

Pearl's artwork will be on display at Lethal Amounts in Los Angeles from Dec. 16th - Jan. 8th. And on opening night, Dec. 16th, Lol will be there for a 'Cured' book signing event starting at 8 PM. Facebook event page

After that, head next door to Monty Bar for the after party featuring The Curse. From the Facebook event page:

"Lethal Amounts proudly presents the Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson gallery event official after party!

Join us for ‘a night like this’ with live music from The Curse, LA’s finest Cure tribute band since 2003.

The night begins with a live reading from Lol Tolhurst’s “Cured”memoir and an exhibition of Pearl Thompsons art displayed at Lethal Amounts Gallery starting at 8pm. Lol and Pearl will then do a meet & greet signing for fans to close out the gallery event.

The night continues next door at Monty Bar with a live performance from THE CURSE who will play a very special set consisting of select tracks of The Cure’s back catalogue (the Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson eras)

If you attended Lol Tolhurst's DJ set the Monty Bar in May you recall how great that was; trust us, you won’t want to miss this very special night celebrating the legacy of two influential musicians/artists!

The event is Free
21 + to enter

We expect to hit full capacity so come early and stay late.

For more info on the artists please visit
IG - @lol.tolhurst
IG - @p.e.a.r.l.thompson

For more info on The Curse please visit

Friday December 16, 2016
Monty Bar
1222 W. 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017"

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Another Cure photo book coming soon

From First Third Books:

"We are delighted to announce 'The Cure – Standing Still' for publication in 2017.

For the last 18 months we have been working closely with celebrated music photographer Paul Cox, sorting through and carefully scanning his incredible photographic archive. From 1981 to 2009, Paul worked with Robert Smith and the band on a diverse range of shoots including privately assigned projects, sessions for press use, and promotional sessions for new releases. Paul attended and covered video shoots and a great many private projects, the results of which show him to be an almost official photographer to The Cure. The vast majority of these images have never been published – so this sanctioned and approved limited edition photographic biography, containing over 250 photos from 35 photo sessions will be a unique and important record of such an iconic and timeless band.

We will announce further details for 'The Cure – Standing Still' early in 2017. Please join our Facebook community to keep up to date with news."

Thanks, Colm.