In celebration of their much beloved eighth studio album Disintegration, The Cure have announced that they have added a fifth and final concert to the album’s 30th-anniversary shows at the end of the month in Sydney, Australia.
Not only that, but Robert Smith has revealed that this performance will be live streamed free for all Cure fans worldwide to see for all to see.
The concert will take place on May 30th, with the stream set to begin at 8 p.m. Sydney time, which is 3 a.m. in Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles) and 6 a.m. EST (New York City).
For those who don’t keep the same odd hours as Robert Smith, the event organizers have promised that “the performance will be available on-demand from Sydney Opera House’s YouTube channel and Facebook page for a period of time after May 30th.”
During the concerts, The Cure is set to play Disintegration in its entirety plus “a selection of rarely performed B-sides plus specially curated deep catalogue cuts.”
This will be the first time that The Cure have played Disintegration in its entirety since 2002’s Trilogy concerts in Berlin.
Meanwhile, Robert Smith has promised that more Disintegration anniversary concerts are “inevitable”, and that the band currently has venues on hold for future announcements.
“TODAY MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE DISINTEGRATION ALBUM – AND WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TO CURE FANS AROUND THE WORLD THAT WE WILL BE GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE FROM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 30TH MAY, WHERE WE WILL BE PLAYING THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY
See the band’s full tour dates below.
The Cure tour dates
- May 24: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
- May 25: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
- May 27: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
- May 28: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
- May 30: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (Disintegration 30th anniversary show)
- June 8: Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
- June 9: Pinkpop, Landgraaf, Netherlands
- June 14: Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Austria
- June 16: Firenze Rocks, Florence, Italy
- June 21: Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
- June 23: Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
- June 24-26: INMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
- June 28: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
- June 30: Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
- July 4: Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
- July 6: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
- July 11: NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
- July 13: Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
- July 17: Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
- July 20: Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- July 22: Rock the City, Bucharest, Romania
- July 25: Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
- July 28: Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
- Aug. 3: Afisha Picnic, Moscow, Russia
- Aug. 7: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
- Aug. 8-10: Way Out Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Aug. 11: Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
- Aug. 16: Summer Sessions, Glasgow, Scotland
- Aug. 23: Rock en Seine, Parc de Saint-Cloud, France
- Oct. 4-6:Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX
- Oct. 11-13: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX