Austin City Limits 2013 Features Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse
: May 07, 2013
This year is the first that the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be held over two weekends, and it looks like organizers wanted to make the most of the expanded edition with ...
Lollapalooza Rumored Bill Highlight Nine Inch Nails, The Cure
: March 28, 2013
It appears previous rumors that Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Postal Service and the Killers will play this year’s Lollapalooza are true, and they also will be jo ...
Montreal’s Osheaga Festival Pulls The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Phoenix
: March 12, 2013
For it’s 8th year, Montreal’s Osheaga Festival will welcome headliners the Cure, Mumford & Sons and Phoenix.
This year’s festival will take place August 2-4 at Parc Je ...
The Cure Go South of the Border for Latin American Tour
: January 30, 2013
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 ban ...
the cure Biography
The English rock band The Cure was established in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex. There have been several lineup changes for the band over the years. The only constant and original member is Robert Smith, the frontman, principal songwriter guitarist and vocalist. The Cure released "Three Imaginary Boys," their debut album, in 1979. Several early singles along with their debut album helped to place the Cure in the New Wave and post-punk movements. The band's tormented and dark music of the early 1980s helped to established the musical genre gothic rock.
The band's future appeared to be uncertain after the release of their 1982 album "Pornography." Starting with the release of their 1982 song "Let's Go To Bed," Robert Smith started to infuse pop elements into The Cure's music. The band's popularity started to increase, particularly in the U.S. on the strength of singles like "Friday I'm in Love," "Lovesong" and "Just Like Heaven" making Billboard's Hot 100 chart as well as the release of several successful albums. The Cure released "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me," a double album, in 1987. The album reached the No. 6 spot in the UK and the number 35 spot in the U.S. Their 1989 album "Disintegration" charted at No. 3 in the UK and No. 12 in the U.S. In 1992 the band released the album "Wish." It reached the No. 2 spot in the US and No. 1 spot in the UK, spawning the hit singles "Friday I'm in Love" and "High."
The Cure emerged into one of the world's most popular and successful alternative rock bands by the early 1990s. Through 2004 the band had sold approximately 27 million albums. Over the course of the band's career, The Cure has released more than 30 singles, 10 EPs and 13 studio albums. They have been at work on their fourteenth album since 2010.