English rock band The Cure is about to celebrate 40 years of fame, and while that statement might make you feel old, the band’s milestone will be marked with some great performances next summer. The Cure will stage an epic one-night only 40th anniversary concert in Hyde Park in London. Not only will The Cure perform, but you can expect all of your favorite English rock acts to add to the spectacle.
The concert will be held on July 7th, 2018 and although more names are forthcoming, the details that have been released have rock fans grabbing their wallets already. Interpol, Editors, Goldfrapp, The Twilight Sad, Ride, Slowdive are the announced names thus far. The event is headline-worthy because it’s the only European event The Cure will offer, and tickets will likely go fast, especially since The Cure are promising a 2-hour set on their own. According The Cure’s official website, ticket sales are at 9 am Friday, December 15, 2017, however, there’s also a link for pre-sale starting today.
Starting under the name “Easy Cure,” The Cure debuted in 1979 with the album Three Imaginary Boys, a milestone record for the posk-punk and new wave movements of the UK. The band followed their debut with Seventeen Seconds, with new releases every 2 to 3 years, until 1996, when they began taking 4 years for a release. The last album was 2008’s 4:13 Dream, and featured a lot of previously-recorded material that had been scrapped from earlier albums. Although in January 2014, The Cure’s Robert Smith announced that an album of outtakes from 4:13 Dream, entitled 4:14 Scream would come out, to date, the update hasn’t arrived. Maybe with this new 40th anniversary of the band, that material can finally make it to a release.
The Cure has gone through several band member changes since its formation, currently consisting of members Robert smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Reeves Gabrels and Roger O’Donnell. Right now it’s not clear if former members will reunite with the band for this one epic night, although former members Pearl Thompson and Lol Tolhurst have done so in the past. No matter who’s on stage, concert attendees will probably be treated to an event to remember.
Until the 40th anniversary concert, fans can brush up on The Cure’s with the Record Store Day release from April 2017: A limited edition double picture disc of The Cure’s Greatest Hits, the set includes all of the beloved tracks from the band, including “Love Song,” “Never Enough,” “Friday, I’m in Love” and others