Prepare to break out the hairspray and eyeliner: Cure frontman Robert Smith announced onstage at Spain’s Benicassim Festival that the band is going into the studio this fall. According to NME.com, Smith said, “We want to start recording in October/ November and get it out by my birthday [April 21] next year, which I know is quite cheesy.” This will be the band’s first release since 2004’s self-titled comeback album. Smith also said he plans to work with former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steve Severin on the new material. The Cure is currently trolling through Europe, wrapping things up on September 3 in Istanbul. This should leave Smith and co. with ample time to begin writing songs and also to ruminate on Severin’s published volume of erotic poetry, The Twelve Revelations.
Cure tour dates:
8/10, Lokeren, Belgium (Lokerse Festival)
8/13, St. Malo, France (Route du Rock)
8/18, Avenches, Switzerland (Rock Oz’ Arenes)
8/20, Sicily, Italy (Teatro Geeco)
8/26, Szeged, Hungary (Youth Days of Szeged Festival)
8/28, Berlin, Germany (The Wulheide)
9/1, Athens, Greece (Terravibe)
9/3, Istanbul, Turkey (Rock N’ Coke Festival)
The Cure’s official site
Steven Severin official site
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