The Cure announces North American tour dates for 2023
The goth rockers announced their first North American tour since 2016
On Thursday, English rock band The Cure announced via social media that they’ll be heading on a North American tour in 2023. The announcement marks their first North American tour since 2016 and will feature the first shows played in the U.S. since their festival appearances in 2019.
The tour, called “Shows of Lost World” will span 30 days across both the U.S. and Canada beginning May 10 to July 1, and will be joined by Scottish post-punk band The Twilight Sad, who have previously opened for the goth band.
Possible new album to be released with the new tour
The tour will begin in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center and features three dates at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl from May 23-25, and another three at New York’s Madison Square Garden from June 20-22.
The tour announcement is also giving fans hope that a new album will be released.
Back in 2019, when the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Trent Reznor, frontman Robert Smith hinted at a new album during the band’s acceptance speech.
“If I’m optimistic it will be finished before the start of this summer,” but no album came out. Later in March 2022, Smith told NME that the band had two projected albums set to be released in the future, the first being ‘Songs of a Lost World’.
“I know what it’s called – it’s called ‘Songs Of A Lost World’. It’s got artwork, it’s got a running order, it’s almost done! They’re so slow because of vinyl, but it might come in September . I’d rather it just came out. I can’t stand the anticipation.” Smith said.
The album was expected to be released before the band’s European tour in October 2022, but again, no album was released. New music, however, was played during the European dates.
How to get tickets to ‘Songs of a Lost World’ North American Tour
Fans can register to get fan access to the tickets via the band’s official website. The band has opted to use TicketMaster’s Verified Fan service, the ticker vendor’s attempt at filtering out bots and resellers and ensuring tickets go directly to fans.
Registration for tickets is available until Monday, March 13 at 10 A.M. ET.
‘Shows of the Lost World’ tour dates
05-10 New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
05-12 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
05-13 Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
05-14 Austin, TX - Moody Center
05-16 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
05-18 Phoenix, AZ - Desert Diamond Arena
05-20 San Diego, CA - NICU Amphitheatre
05-23 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
05-24 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
05-25 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
05-27 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
06-01 Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena
06-02 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
06-04 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
06-06 Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
06-08 Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
06-10 Chicago, IL - United Center
06-11 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
06-13 Detroit, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre
06-14 Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage
06-16 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
06-18 Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
06-20 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
06-21 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
06-22 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
06-24 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
06-25 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
06-27 Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
06-29 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
07-01 Miami, FL - Miami-Dade Arena