The Cure’s Songs of a Lost World Tour, which recently completed its European leg this past December, is coming to North America in May, June, and July of 2023. The 30-date run will feature The Twilight Sad as the opening act for all shows. The Cure, one of the most iconic bands of the post-punk era, will perform at some of North America’s most prestigious venues, including three nights at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.
Tickets for the tour will be available via the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Sale, which opens on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. In order to access the sale, fans must register beforehand, with registration closing on Monday, March 13th, 2023, at 10 AM PT. Fans can register for up to five different shows.
The Cure has agreed to set all ticket prices for the tour. Apart from a few Hollywood Bowl charity seats, there will be no “platinum” or “dynamically priced” tickets for this tour. The band wants to ensure that fans have access to affordable tickets and that everyone has the opportunity to see them perform live.
The tour will kick off on May 10th, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will travel through many other major North American cities before concluding on July 1st, 2023, in Miami, Florida. In addition to the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden, the tour will also include performances at the Bell Centre in Montreal and the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The Cure last toured North America in 2016 and hosted and curated the Pasadena Daydream festival in 2019. Since then, fans have eagerly anticipated the band’s return to the United States.
In 2022, The Cure began their European tour with the surprise return of guitarist and keyboardist Perry Bamonte, who rejoined the band for the first time in nearly two decades. Bamonte had previously played on the band’s 1992 album “Wish” and had a special moment on the album writing the music for the heartbreaking song “Trust.” After playing lead guitar for the band between 1993 and 2005, Bamonte parted ways, reuniting with the band onstage for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inauguration ceremony in 2019.
Since releasing their last album, “4:13 Dream,” in 2008, The Cure has focused on live albums, compilations, and concert films, and reissue campaigns, such as for the long-awaited 3oth anniversary deluxe edition of Wish. In 2019, Robert Smith, the band’s eccentric frontman, curated 60 artists for his edition of the Meltdown Festival in London, which inspired him to write new music. The global pandemic lockdown also allowed Smith to work on new lyrics, promising a return to the dark themes of the band’s earlier albums.
The band’s 2022 European tour included five songs from their upcoming album, “Songs from A Lost World,” such as “I Can Never Say Goodbye,” “A Fragile Thing,” “And Nothing Is Forever,” “Endsong,” and “Alone.”
Fans should mark their calendars and be prepared to be blown away by the legendary performances (and lengthy setlists) from The Cure. With The Twilight Sad opening all shows, this tour promises to be an unforgettable experience at venues across North America.
- 10 NEW ORLEANS, LA Smoothie King Center
- 12 HOUSTON, TX Toyota Center
- 13 DALLAS, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
- 14 AUSTIN, TX Moody Center
- 16 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Isleta Amphitheater
- 18 PHOENIX, AZ Desert Diamond Arena
- 20 SAN DIEGO, CA NICU Amphitheatre
- 23 LOS ANGELES, CA Hollywood Bowl
- 24 LOS ANGELES, CA Hollywood Bowl
- 25 LOS ANGELES, CA Hollywood Bowl
- 27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
- 01 SEATTLE, WA Climate Pledge Arena
- 02 VANCOUVER, BC Rogers Arena
- 04 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
- 06 DENVER, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
- 08 MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL, MN Xcel Energy Center
- 10 CHICAGO, IL United Center
- 11 CLEVELAND, OH Blossom Music Center
- 13 DETROIT, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
- 14 TORONTO, ON Budweiser Stage
- 16 MONTREAL, QCBell Centre
- 18 BOSTON, MA Xfinity Center
- 20 NEW YORK, NY Madison Square Garden
- 21 NEW YORK, NY Madison Square Garden
- 22 NEW YORK, NY Madison Square Garden
- 24 PHILADELPHIA, PA Wells Fargo Center
- 25 COLUMBIA, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
- 27 ATLANTA, GA State Farm Arena
- 29 TAMPA, FL Amalie Arena
- 01 MIAMI, FL Miami-Dade Arena
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