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 each month, will be available in physical and digital formats.
May's entry 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 offering 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 (Patriot Center)
May 10: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
May 12: Boston (Agganis Arena)
May 14: Montreal (Bell Centre)
May 15: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
May 17: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
May 19: Kansas City (Starlight Theatre)
May 21: Denver (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
May 23: Salt Lake City (E Center)
May 25: George, Wash. (Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival)
May 26: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
May 29: Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Bowl)
May 31: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
June 1: Los Angeles (Shrine Auditorium)
June 3: San Diego (Cox Arena) June 4: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
June 6: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
June 8: Austin (Austin Music Hall)
June 9: Houston (Toyota Center)
June 11: Tampa (St. Pete Times Forum)
June 13: Ft. Lauderdale (Band Atlantic Center)
June 15: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)
June 16: Charlotte (Charlotte Bobcats Arena)
June 18: Cleveland (Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University)
June 20: New York (Madison Square Garden)
June 21: New York (Radio City Music Hall)