The Cure Reschedules North American Tour
Along the way, the Cure will visit Kansas City, Mo., Phoenix, Austin, Texas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Cleveland, which were not on the original itinerary. In addition, because Seattle's Key Arena wasThe Cure has rescheduled its fall North American tour for next spring and has added several new cities to the routing. The trek, which was recently postponed to give the band more time to finish its next album, will begin May 9 in Fairfax, Va., and will wrap June 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Along the way, the Cure will visit Kansas City, Mo., Phoenix, Austin, Texas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Cleveland, which were not on the original itinerary. In addition, because Seattle's Key Arena was not available, the band will instead close the 2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 25 in George, Wash.
"It's all happening slightly later than we expected due to the 'the playoffs' -- a lot of the venues we needed wouldn't let us confirm dates in the March/April period -- but we understand they all have to live in hope," the band writes on its Web site.
The Cure's as-yet-untitled new album, which may be a double-disc set, is expected in April or May via Suretone/Geffen. Despite the earlier postponements, the band will still play the Download Festival in San Francisco on Oct. 6, the MTV Latin Music Awards on Oct. 18 and three shows in Mexico City on Oct. 20-22.
Here are the Cure's tour dates:
May 9: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
May 10: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
May 12: Boston (Agganis Arena)
May 14: Montreal (Bell Centre)
May 15: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
May 17: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
May 19: Kansas City, Mo. (Starlight Theatre)
May 21: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
May 23: Salt Lake City (E Center)
May 25: George, Wash. (Sasquatch! Music Festival)
May 26: Vancouver (GM Place)
May 29: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
May 31: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
June 1: San Diego (Cox Arena)
June 4: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
June 6: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
June 8: Austin (Austin Music Hall)
June 9: Houston (Toyota Center)
June 11: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
June 13: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Bank Atlantic Center)
June 15: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)
June 16: Charlotte, N.C. (Bobcats Arena)
June 18: Cleveland (TBA)
June 20: New York (Madison Square Garden)