Goth rock gods The Cure head to Houston for the first Texas stop on a new 2023 summer tour

Goth rock gods The Cure head to Houston for the first Texas stop on a new 2023 summer tour
Goth rock gods The Cure head to Houston for the first Texas stop on a new 2023 summer tour

Legendary English rock band The Cure icomes to Houston, part of a North American tour that makes its first Texas stop at the Toyota Center on Friday the 12th. May.

The tour, called Shows of a Lost World, kicks off May 10 in New Orleans, and includes two other dates in Texas: Dallas on May 13 and Austin on May 14.

The tour also includes two 3-night stands – at Madison Square Garden in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles – before ending in Miami on July 1. Most of the venues will be outdoors, including the Dallas date at the Dos Equis Pavilion.

The tour supports a new album that has been in the works since 2019, called
Songs of a Lost Worldwhich is predicted to come out sometime this spring.

This year marks The Cure’s 45th anniversary since forming in 1978. They rose to fame in the late 80s/early 90s with best-selling albums
Disintegration and Wishwith indelible hits such as “Lullaby”, “Lovesong” and “Never Enough”.

The last time The Cure came to this side of the pond was in 2016, when they played the same three Texas cities. Their last visit before that was in 2008, giving fans very few opportunities to see them play live.

The tour lineup includes frontman Robert Smith, the band’s only original member, plus guitarist Reeves Gabrels, bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper, keyboardist Roger O’Donnell and drummer Jason Cooper, plus the surprise return of guitarist/keyboardist Perry Bamonte, who played in the band from 1990-2005.

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Tickets go on sale Wednesday March 15 via the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Sale, which requires registration to access. Fans can register until March 13 at 10 Pacific Time.

In an email sent out to fans, Smith stated that “The Cure have agreed on all ticket prices, and aside from a few Hollywood Bowl charity seats, there will be no ‘platinum’ or ‘dynamically priced’ tickets on this tour.”

The tour dates are as follows:

  • May 10 New Orleans, Smoothie King Center
  • May 12 Houston, Toyota Center
  • May 13 Dallas, Dos Equis Pavilion
  • May 14 Austin, Moody Center
  • May 16 Albuquerque, Isleta Amphitheater
  • May 18 Phoenix, Desert Diamond Arena
  • May 20 San Diego, Nicu Amphitheater
  • May 23-24-25 Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
  • May 27 San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheater
  • June 1 Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena
  • June 2 Vancouver, Rogers Arena
  • June 4 Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • June 6 Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
  • June 8 Minneapolis St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center
  • June 10 Chicago, United Center
  • June 11 Cleveland, Blossom Music Center
  • June 13 Detroit, Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • June 14 Toronto, Budweiser Stage
  • June 16 Montreal, Bell Center
  • June 18 Boston, Xfinity Center
  • June 20-21-22 New York, Madison Square Garden
  • June 24 Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
  • June 25 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • June 27 Atlanta, State Farm Arena
  • June 29 Tampa, Amalie Arena
  • July 1 Miami, Miami-Dade Arena

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