Further to a teaser tweet from The Cure last month – indicating that they would play Dublin on Saturday, June 8, 2019…
MCD Productions announced the band will play Malahide Castle, Dublin, on that date.
It’ll be the first time The Cure has played in the capital in 23 years.
MCD also announced George Ezra will play Malahide Castle on June 21, 2019, Irish Independent Park in Cork on June 20, and Ormeau Park in Belfast on Saturday, June 22.
They move like cagey tigers.
Tales From The Smith – a series of comic bookcovers featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith as sundry vintage monsters by Brazilian artist Butcher Billy.
Previously: Post Punk Marvels
Set list: Plainsong; Pictures of You; Closedown; Kyoto Song; A Night Like This; Just Like Heaven; Last Dance; Fascination St; Lovesong; Charlotte Sometimes; The Walk; A Forest In Between Days; Same Deep Water As You; Prayers For Rain; Disintegration; Lullaby; Close To Me; Let’s Go To Bed; Why Can’t I Be You; Hot Hot Hot; A Strange Day; Three Imaginary Boys; Boys Don’t Cry; Homesick Faith
“By the time we left for the RDS the conditions were extremely hot and sticky. We walked up Sandymount Avenue and almost wilted. Black-clad, mascara-streaked and hairspray-soaked temples. Then we reached the top of the road and gasped. The Curehead army was marching through Ballsbridge. Our time had come; this was our day. We may have been marginalised in our respective hometowns but this was truly a gathering of the tribe. A number 18 bus swung around onto the main road; its occupants stared at us with a mixture of shock and probably pity.”
When The Cureheads Invaded Ballsbridge (Nlgbbbblth, Where’sGrandad.com)
By Dublin-based illustrator Peter Donnelly who sez:
This piece is called The Drowning Man. Like a lot of my illustrations it’s inspired by a song. It appears on the 1981 album Faith by The Cure. I like the way you’ve got to look hard to find him and work out his story.
Le Cool Dublin
THE CURE are expected to be announced as one of the headline acts for this year’s Electric Picnic festival [August August 31-September 2].
…Elbow, Bell X1, The xx and Orbital are also rumoured to be lining up for this year’s Electric Picnic.
The Cure Expected To Headline Electric Picnic This Year (Ronan McGreevey, irish Times)