The Cure finishing new album, confirm 2019 tour dates

“We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade"

The Cure, photo by Lior Phillips
The Cure, photo by Lior Phillips

    The Cure are showing no signs of slowing down — even as they celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not only has the band mapped out an extensive festival tour for 2019, they’re also just weeks away from finishing their first new album in over a decade.

    In an interview with SiriusXM, frontman Robert Smith said,“We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”

    Smith said he was motivated to get into the studio following the 2018 Meltdown Festival, which he himself curated. “Seeing all these new bands inspired me to do something new,” he explained.


    As for their aforementioned 2019 tour, Smith previously said the band would be playing up to 20 festivals next summer. Thus far, they’ve confirmed appearances at a number of prominent European events, including Belgium’s Rock Werchter, Portugal’s NOS Alive, and Spain’s Mad Cool Festival. You can see the as-yet-confirmed itinerary below.

    The Cure 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/16 – Joannesburg, SA @ Rock on the Lawns
    03/18 – Cape Town, SA @ Rock on the Lawns
    06/08 – Dublin, IE @ Malahide Castle
    06/13-15 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival
    06/16 – Florence, IT @ Firenze Rocks
    06/21-23 – Schessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
    06/21-23 – Neuhausen ob eck, DE @ Southside Festival
    06/24-26 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival
    06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/04 – Novi Sad, RS @ Exit Festival
    07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    07/12-13 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    07/17 – Athens, GR @ Ejekt Festival
    07/18-20 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava
    07/22 – Bucharest, RO @ Rock the City Festival
    08/03 – Moscow, RU @ Afisha Picnic
    08/07 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
    08/09-11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
    08/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Summer Sessions
    08/23 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine