According to Farout Magazine, The Cure, who is undoubtedly one of the most popular British goth rock bands of all time, surprised their fans at the opening show of their American tour by playing two songs that they had not performed in over three decades. The concert took place in New Orleans, and during the first encore slot, Robert Smith and his band played ‘A Thousand Hours,’ a song from their 1987 album, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Later, during the second encore slot, they played ‘Six Different Ways’ from their 1985 album, The Head On The Door.
This was a significant event for The Cure’s fans as archived setlists showed that neither of these songs had been performed since The Cure’s 1987 tour behind Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. The current American tour marks the band’s first visit to the United States since 2016, and it also marks the return of Perry Bamonte, a member of the band between 1990 and 2005.
Apart from their musical performance, The Cure has also been making headlines for taking measures to avoid Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing model, an issue that Robert Smith has been very vocal about. The band’s American tour will continue through July, and they are planning to release their 14th studio album, titled Songs for a Lost World, sometime later this year. However, no official release date has been announced yet.
In the end, The Cure’s American tour has been a much-awaited event for their fans, and their performance of two long-forgotten songs has only added to the excitement. The return of Perry Bamonte and the band’s efforts to combat Ticketmaster’s pricing model have also made headlines, making this tour one of the most talked-about events in the music world.
Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the band’s upcoming album, and The Cure’s legacy as one of the most iconic post-punk bands of all time seems secure. That said, Live Nation also went after The Cure recently for a bizarre reason.