They performed 'Let's Go To Bed' over the weekend.
Those lucky enough to be attending the 25th annual Meltdown Festival this month, with the 2018 edition being curated by The Cure's Robert Smith, may have managed to catch an extra special set by Placebo. They performed a stunning rendition of 'Let's Go To Bed', and it was the most perfect tribute.
Placebo perform at Latitude
The London rockers hit the Southbank Centre on Saturday (June 16th 2018) for a set at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, having been friends of The Cure frontman for many years now. They played 'Let's Go To Bed'; a non-album single released in 1982 which was originally recorded for The Cure's 'Pornography' album sessions.
Continue reading: Placebo Cover The Cure In Honour Of Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival
They'll be supported by The Twilight Sad, Goldfrapp and others.
The Cure are set to celebrate 40 years since their debut single with a headline performance at the 2018 Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park in London. The show will mark their only European show of the year, with six support acts already announced.
The Cure performing live in Manchester
As part of the two-weekend UK summer event, Robert Smith and company will perform for the 40th anniversary of the release of their 1978 single 'Killing an Arab'. They'll be supported by Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive and The Twilight Sad with many more to be announced.
Continue reading: The Cure Celebrate 40 Years With 2018 BST Hyde Park Show
Brandon Flowers' brother has been encouraging him to revisit The Killers' new single 'Run For Cover' for years.
Brandon Flowers' brother has been encouraging him to record 'Run For Cover' for years.
The Killers frontman first penned the track - which is about the story of a senator who mistreats his wife - in 2008 when the group were recording their third album 'Day & Age' but he wasn't satisfied with his efforts and set it aside.
He admitted: ''I was never happy with the second verse -- so we put it on the backburner.''
Continue reading: Brandon Flowers' Family Prompt
The Cure played a 40-plus song set at the Teenage Cancer Trust show over the weekend.
Robert Smith Performing with The Cure
The album is the follow-up to 2008's 4:13 Dream, though the tracks were also recorded six years ago - Smith says he should have stuck to his guns and released a double album.
Continue reading: Robert Smith Calls The Cure's New Album "A Sore Point"
The Cure follow recent Albert Hall sell out with announcement of new album and 'Trilogy' tour.
The Cure have announced details of their 14th studio album, entitled ‘4:14 The Scream’, along with their next set of Trilogy shows. The band are currently celebrating selling out two nights at the Royal Albert Hall as part of this year’s Teenaged Cancer Trust charity gigs.
Robert Smith onstage at Leeds festival 2012
The new album, set to be released some time later this year, was recorded at the same time as 2008’s '4:13 Dream'. Whilst details are vague at this point, it is thought a live concert DVD will also be released in the coming months.
What can we expect from another double weekend at Austin City Limits Festival?
Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.
The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out over two weekends last year, in a bid to welcome yet more people into this unique world, and it appears that they haven't gone back on their word as they are set to return to Zilker Park on October 4th - 6th and 11th - 13th. This year sees some impressive headline acts including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse and Kings Of Leon - and if that wasn't exciting enough, Atoms For Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix and Wilco are also high up on this year's bill! Some of the other acts scattered around are just as jaw-droppingly impressive, not to mention extremely diverse. We have Californian rockers Queens Of The Stone Age, country star Hank Williams Jr.'s daughter Holly Williams, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, LA sisters Haim, alt-folk group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Nottingham singer Jake Bugg and legendary 'Gay Bar' hitmakers Electric Six.
Blues veteran Dr John joins The Cure, Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails for the 14th annual Voodoo Music Festival.
New Orleans' favourite Halloween festival the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is back in its fourteenth year bringing you the true meaning of rock 'n' roll plus a special appearance from one of the city's favourite music veterans.
Voodoo Fest hits City Park every year on the weekend closest to Halloween which this year is November 1st - 3rd. It made its debut in 1999 with the likes of Wyclef Jean and the Refugee All-Stars, The Roots and, of course, New Orleans' own blues pioneer Dr. John - aka The Night Tripper - who makes a grand return to the event this year only months after landing his sixth Grammy award for his album 'Locked Down'. Long may he remain the epitome of the city's spectacular music scene!
Continue reading: New Orleans Welcomes Back Dr. John At Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2013
Phoenix's Lollapalooza set proved the band's recent success isn't just a fluke.
As Thomas Mars – the lead singer of Phoenix – explained, "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired.” He was talking about festivals, and he was right, bit he and his band had something planned. "This," he said as the catchy into to 1901 began behind him, "is something different."
Tired crowd or not, the band rocked the final night of Lollapalooza.
So blistering was their closing set, that Rolling Stone have called it “the best performance of the entire weekend.” And this on a record weekend - 300,000 people descended upon Grant Park for the three-day festival, which featured eight stages and 130 acts.
Continue reading: “This Is Something Different” - Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 In Style
Lollapalooza closed with The Cure, Cat Power, Phoenix and Knife Party. Who else performed on day 3 of the Chicago bash?
"If they pull the plug on this song, you'll have to keep on singing," ordered The Cure's Robert Smith, preparing to play 'Boys Don't Cry' at the end of an ecstatically-received, hit-filled set. The British New Romantics showed that despite mainstream's music current trend for dubstep and electro, the punk roots of music will always hold dear for fans who can still identify with the frontman's penchant for melancholic ballads, backcombed hair and blood red lipstick.
The Cure Showed Their Ability To Still Draw An Enthusiastic Crowd.
Rob Carroll at Plan!tNorthwest described the rockers set as "a fitting headliner to bring Lollapalooza in for a soft landing" with minimal interaction between band and crowd , whilst The Guardian vow that "Robert Smith's ultra-expressive face gives us the most passion and raw emotion from any performer we've seen over the past three days."
Continue reading: Lollapalooza Packs Up For Another Year: What Did Day 3 Bring?
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