After several postponements, the Cure has announced a Sept. 13 street date for its still-untitled 13th studio album and plans to release four singles -- one per month -- starting May 13 in anticipation, according to a post on the band’s Web site.
The four singles, all of which will arrive on the 13th day of the month, will be available in physical and digital formats. Up first is “The Only One,” backed by non-album B-side “NY Trip,” to be followed by “Freakshow”/"All Kinds Of Stuff” on June 13. Details of the final two singles have not yet been made available.
The new album, arriving via Suretone/Geffen, was originally due in early 2007 and then postponed twice, to fall 2007 and spring 2008. It will be the group’s first studio set since its self-titled 2004 effort.
Bandleader Robert Smith told Billboard.com last July that the planned double-disc set would include “songs about relationships, the material world, politics and religion. They're very upfront and dynamic. People will be surprised how stripped-down and in-your-face the record is."
The Cure launches its long-awaited U.S. tour on May 9 at Washington, D.C.’s Patriot Center. Originally slated for last fall, the 26-date trek will wrap June 21 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Here are the Cure’s tour dates:
May 9 Washington, D.C. Patriot Center
May 10 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum
May 12 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
May 14 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
May 15 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 17 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
May 19 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
May 21 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 23 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
May 25 George, WA Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival
May 26 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
May 29 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
May 31 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 1 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium
June 3 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
June 4 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
June 6 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 8 Austin, tX Austin Music Hall
June 9 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 11 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 13 FT. Lauderdale, FL Band Atlantic Center
June 15 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
June 16 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
June 18 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University
June 20 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
June 21 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall