Cure Announces Festival Tour With Interpol, Rapture, Mogwai

Time to get out the hairspray and black eyeliner again. Less than a week after headlining the Coachella festival in the Southern California desert, goth pioneers the Cure have unveiled plans for a full U.S. tour this summer.

The Curiosa Festival 2004 will feature the Cure headlining a bill that also includes three bands plainly influenced by Robert Smith and company: Interpol, the Rapture and Mogwai.

A second stage will also be part of the traveling road show, with Muse, Thursday, Cursive, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Cooper Temple Clause and Head Automatica rotating as performers.

The Cure formed in 1976, and only iconoclastic singer/songwriter Smith remains from the group’s initial lineup. Simon Gallup, who joined the group in 1979, is the only other longstanding member in the current lineup. The group plans to release a new eponymous album on June 29, the band’s first LP since 2000’s Bloodflowers. The first single from the album bears the cheery title “The End of the World.”

The tour kicks off July 24 in the unlikely tropical setting of West Palm Beach, Florida, and ends August 27 in Los Angeles. Venues have yet to be confirmed, and additional dates are still being added.

Dates for the Curiosa Festival 2004, according to a band spokesperson:

* 7/24 – West Palm Beach, FL

* 7/25 – Tampa, FL

* 7/28 – Nashville, TN

* 7/29 – Atlanta, GA

* 7/31 – New York, NY

* 8/1 – Camden, NJ

* 8/3 – Cincinnati, OH

* 8/4 – Cleveland, OH

* 8/7 – Boston, MA

* 8/11 – Detroit, MI

* 8/12 – Chicago, IL

* 8/14 – Dallas, TX

* 8/15 – Houston, TX

* 8/17 – Denver, CO

* 8/18 – Salt Lake City, UT

* 8/27 – Los Angeles, CA


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