The Cure Go South of the Border for Latin American Tour

The Cure will tour Latin America for the first time in nearly two decades.

“The moment has arrived,” read a statement on the band’s official website. “Iconic British band The Cure announces its return to Latin America with shows in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.”

Dubbed the “LatAm2013 Tour,” the trek will begin April 4 with a show at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will continue through an April 21 show at Foro Sol in Mexico City. The band also will play in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia.

“We are deliriously happy to be coming back to South America at last – we have been away for far too long!” said frontman Robert Smith in a statement. “We will be playing 3+ hour shows, and have every intention of making this the most memorable Cure Tour EVER!”

This statement may be the first time the words “deliriously happy” and “Robert Smith” were used in the same sentence, much less attributed to the founding singer of the band.

The Cure hasn’t put out an album since 4:13 was released in 2008, and as of now the band has not released any official word that any new music will come this year. 4:13 is the 13th studio album of the band, and cracked the top 20 of the Billboard 200 albums chart the week after it was released.

The group also performed live fairly extensively last year, visiting a slew of big summer festivals around the world, but said at the time that they had no recording contract or plans to make an album.

The Cure formed in the late 1970s and had hits in the late 80s and early 90s with songs including “Friday I’m in Love,” “Just Like Heaven” and “Lovesong,” among others.