The Cure announce new album and new “Reflections” shows

Robert Smith of The Cure at Leeds festivalVery exciting news… hot on the heels of the Cure announcing two “three hour” shows in March 2014 – at the fantastic Royal Albert Hall – they have also formally announced the next round of “Reflections” gigs which, as was hinted heavily by their recent gigs in Mexico, is going to cover The Top, The Head On The Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, PLUS news of a new LP…

The Cure have announced details of their 14th studio album. The “tentatively” titled 4:14 Scream was unveiled today as part of an announcement celebrating the band’s sell out Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, but not a whole lot more information regarding its release as yet exists. So far we know that it was recorded at the same time as 2008’s 4:13 Dream, and that it will be released in the next few months.

Alongside vague details surrounding the new album, a live concert DVD will also be made available in the coming months, as well as another ‘Trilogy’ style show set to take place around the world at the end of the year. Following The Cure’s previous full-album shows, this new series will reportedly feature the 1980’s albums The Top, The Head On The Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me played live in their entirety.

In 2002, The Cure performed albums Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers in full, and 2011 saw the group play Seventeen Seconds, Faith and their debut Three Imaginary Boys, which was released 35 years ago.

After selling out on fan club pre-sales alone, The Cure have also added an extra date at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The performances will take place on 28 and 29 March, and mark only the fifth time that the band have played UK indoor concerts in the past decade.

via The Cure announce new album and ‘Trilogy’ shows | Music | theguardian.com.

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