(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Cure has formed the
Curiosa Festival 2004 The idea came last fall after The Cure headlined the KROQ Festival. They decided to spend the coming summer touring North America with bands they enjoy. The Cure put together a wish list and handpicked the lineup for this summer's Curiosa Festival 2004. The main stage will host The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture and Mogwai. A second stage will also be part of the festivities showcasing Thursday, Muse, Cursive, Melissa Auf Der Maur, The Cooper Temple Clause and Head Automatica. Second stage performers will rotate throughout the tour.
The tour kicks off July 24 in West Palm Beach, FL and continues through the end of August. Tickets go on sale this weekend.
For the first time, Ticketmaster.com will offer concert ticket purchasers the option to add a CD purchase into the ticket transaction. Cure fans will be able to pre-order the deluxe DVD version of the new Cure CD, The Cure, along with a limited edition button set. The charge for the CD will be conveniently added to the ticket purchase and not require a separate credit card transaction.
The Cure's new self-titled CD will be the band's 13th studio record and their first album of new music since 2000's Bloodflowers. It was recorded at London's Olympic Studios with Ross Robinson (Korn, At The Drive In, Slipknot) producing and arrives in stores June 29 on Ross Robinson's imprint label, I Am Records, through Geffen Records.
Led as always by lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith, the Cure line-up since 1994 comprises longtime bass player Simon Gallup, guitarist Perry Bamonte, drummer/percussionist Jason Cooper, and keyboardist Roger O'Donnell.
Curiosa Festival 2004 Itinerary (ore cities and venues will be announced shortly):
July 24 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advise Amphitheater
July 25 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
July 28 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
July 29 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
July 31 New York, NY Randall's Island
August 1 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center
August 3 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 4 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 6 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 7 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 9 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
August 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 12 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
August 14 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
August 15 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 17 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
August 18 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 27 Los Angeles, CA Home Depot Center
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen