The Cure’s Robert Smith is auctioning off one of his Disintegration era Prayer Tour shirts for Oxfam—a confederation of 19 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty.
The autographed long-sleeved button-down black shirt is set to go at auction at Bonhams in London next month and is expected to sell somewhere between £600-£800.
The long-sleeved black shirt signed and dated by Smith himself in a metallic pen on the left cuff.
The shirt was worn by him during The Cure’s ‘Prayer Tour’ in 1989, and The Cure’s 30th anniversary of Disintegration shows in which they played on five consecutive nights at the Sydney Opera House, Australia in May 2019.
I DUG THEM OUT, HAD THE TAILS SHORTENED BY A COUPLE OF INCHES(!) AND WORE THEM AGAIN FOR THE SOH VIVID FESTIVAL DISINTEGRATION SHOWS EARLIER THIS YEAR… I SIGNED THE CUFF OF THIS ONE FOR THE BONHAMS OXFAM AUCTION ON 17TH DECEMBER” ROBERT NOVEMBER 2019https://t.co/Y3ieXoYQwH pic.twitter.com/3465M3XJzV
— The Cure (@thecure) November 19, 2019
“I had five of these shirts made in 1989 for the Cure Prayer tour, and wore them at every show,” Smith remarked via Tweet about the auction.
“I dug them out, had the tails shortened by a couple of inches and wore them again for the Disintegration shows earlier this year.”
This charitable endeavor follows Smith submitting an artistic postcard to auction for the anonymous heART project last month.