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Noel Gallagher on working with Robert Smith and his love of The Cure

Noel Gallagher has spoken to NME about his love of The Cure, and how Robert Smith came to remix his recent single ‘Pretty Boy’.Back in March, Gallagher shared Smith’s “spacey remix” of the Johnny Marr-featuring single, taken from his acclaimed new album with The High Flying Birds, ‘Council Skies‘. Now in a new interview with NME’s In Conversation series, the former Oasis guitarist and songwriter has discussed how they came to collaborate.Gallagher explained: “Because the song [‘Pretty Boy’] sounds like The Cure I was like, ‘Does Robert Smith do remixes?’ I got hold of his email, the first line was, ‘Hi Robert, it’s Noel Gallagher’.

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Foo Fighters, The Cure, The Postal Service and more to play Riot Fest 2023
Foo Fighters, The Cure, The Postal Service and more have been announced to headline Riot Fest 2023 – see the full line-up below and buy tickets here.The festival will return to Chicago’s Douglas Park across the weekend of September 15-17 and also welcome the likes of The Mars Volta, Turnstile, Queens Of The Stone Age, Death Cab For Cutie and more.Rounding out a stacked line-up are the likes of The Breeders, Death Grips, The Gaslight Anthem, 100 gecs, Warpaint, PUP, Jehnny Beth, Code Orange, Tegan and Sara, Kim Gordon and many more.See the full line-up for Riot Fest 2023 below.Tickets are on sale now here.ICYMI: The Riot Fest 2023 lineup is here! We'll see you September 15-17, 2023 at Douglass Park in Chicago. Tickets are ON SALE NOW:— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) May 19, 2023This week, Foo Fighters shared ‘Under You’ — the latest single to be released from their forthcoming album ‘But Here We Are’ — and announced a free global streaming event.Set for release on June 2 via Roswell Records/Columbia Records, the LP will mark their first new material since the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022.
Robert Smith “sickened” by Ticketmaster fees, after The Cure aimed for low ticket prices
The Cure‘s Robert Smith has said he is “sickened” by high Ticketmaster fees for the band’s upcoming North American tour after they vowed to keep prices affordable for fans.Last week the band announced a 30-date tour across the US, which is set to kick off at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on May 10 before closing out at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida on July 1.In an email to fans, Smith said they would keep ticket prices reasonable, writing: “The Cure have agreed all ticket prices, and apart from a few Hollywood Bowl charity seats, there will be no ‘platinum’ or ‘dynamically priced’ tickets on this tour.”The band also said that tickets would not be “transferable” to minimise “resale and keep prices at face value”. Smith has since elaborated on the ticketing strategy, acknowledging “real problems” with the system and that it wasn’t “perfect”, but did clarify that the band had a “final say” over pricing.However, after the Verified Fan sale went live yesterday (March 15), some fans reported that Ticketmaster fees, including service fee, facility charge and order processing fee, exceeded the price of actual tickets.Smith has now responded, tweeting that he was “sickened” by the “ticketmaster ‘fees’ debacle”.He continued: “To be very clear: the artist has no way to limit them.
The Cure say North American tour tickets won’t be “transferable” to minimise “resale and keep prices at face value”
The Cure have said that tickets for their North American tour will not be “transferable”.The band announced their North American tour yesterday (March 9), with a run that kicks off at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on May 10.With ticket registration for the tour opening today (March 10), the band made the announcement about tickets not being transferable, with a view to minimise “resale and keep prices at face value”.Sharing a statement on their social media, the band wrote: “If something comes up that prevents a fan from being able to use a ticket they have purchased, they will be able [to] resell it on a face value ticket exchange.”The statement continued: “Unfortunately, despite our desire to protect our low ticket prices for fans, the states of NY, IL and CO make this very difficult – they actually have laws in place that protect scalpers! For shows in these states we urge fans to buy or sell tickets to one another on face value exchanges like and”TICKET REGISTRATION OPEN NOW AT #ShowsOfALostWorld23 #TheCure #NorthAmerica— The Cure (@thecure) March 10, 2023The Cure’s tour includes stops in Austin, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa and many more, before closing out at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida on July 1.The band also have three consecutive dates at both LA’s Hollywood Bowl (May 23, 24, 25) and New York’s Madison Square Garden (June 20, 21, 22) with support across all dates from The Twilight Sad.Verified fan registration is open now until Monday, March 13 at 10am EST and can be accessed here.
The Cure debut new songs and welcome Perry Bamonte back to band as they kick off 2022 tour
The Cure kicked off their 2022 world tour in Latvia tonight (Thursday October 6), debuting two new songs and welcoming guitarist and keyboardist Perry Bamonte back to the band. Check out footage and the setlist below.The icons, supported by now-regular touring partners and one of frontman Robert Smith’s favourite bands The Twilight Sad, began their long run of 2022 dates with a show at Arena Riga in Riga this evening – airing two new songs fans assume are from their long-awaited new album, ‘Songs Of A Lost World‘.Opening their 25 song set – where they were also joined by Bamonte, returning to the band having been a member between 1990 and 2005 – The Cure started with the sprawling and bittersweet ‘Alone’; a tender track that saw Smith begin with the line: ‘This is the end of every song we sing‘.At the end of the first set, which included classics and fan favourites such as ‘Pictures Of You’, ‘Trust’, ‘Fascination Street’ and ‘In Between Days’, The Cure debuted another new song ‘Endsong’ – a much more sombre number where Smith lamented how ‘it’s all gone‘ repeatedly, in a life with ‘no hopes, no dreams, no love – I don’t belong‘.The band then returned for more more encores, delivering the likes of ‘Plainsong’, ‘Close To Me’, ‘Friday I’m In Love’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.The new band #thecure #TheCureLostWorld22 (thanks lyse)— Jeremy Wulc ©️ (@jeremyWulc) October 6, 2022The new songs are excellent.
The Cure give us an update on their “relentless” new album – and when to expect it
The Cure have spoken to NME about progress on their long-awaited new album ‘Songs Of A Lost World’, as well as what to expect from their upcoming tour.Having long teased the band’s long-awaited “merciless” new record – after telling us that two new albums were on the way back at the last NME Awards back in 2020 – Smith revealed to NME earlier this year that one of them would be “real very soon” and would be called ‘Songs Of A Lost World’.Then today (Thursday May 19), after he and bandmate and songwriting partner Simon Gallup picked up the Icon Award at the Ivor Novellos, Smith again gave reassurance that the album was on the way and would be out before their upcoming winter tour.“We will be releasing a new album,” Smith told NME. “I get fed up of saying this now! We will be playing from October and the new album will be out before then. We walked on [stage at the Ivors today] to a bit of new music, actually. Hopefully no one recorded it!”At this point, Shakira interrupted the interview to shake hands with “her favourite band of all time”, before Gallup replied: “It is a surreal day”.Back to ‘Songs Of A Lost World’, Smith then confirmed that “it’s almost finished”.“Reeves [Gabrels] our guitar player has come over from America for the day just to finish a couple of solos, I’ve got to finish a couple of vocals,” he revealed.
The Cure’s Robert Smith and Simon Gallup accept Icon Award at The Ivors
The Cure’s Robert Smith and Simon Gallup picked up the Icon Award at tonight’s (May 19) Ivor Novello awards in London.The frontman and the bassist have been part of the band’s lineup since 1978 and 1979 respectively, helping to turn the band into one of the UK’s most beloved and iconic indie acts.During the ceremony at Grosvenor House tonight, Smith and Gallup were presented the Icon Award by their long-time agent, Martin Hopewell from Primary Talent. “The best part of half a century ago when I was a young whippersnapper booking agent, I was persuaded to get down to a small hotel in Crawley, of all places, to see a new and even younger band called The Cure, who were playing halfway up the bill of some sort of talent night,” Hopewell reminisced as he introduced the musicians.“I wish I could say it was some kind of blinding light, road to Damascus experience but nevertheless… when we met up on the street outside afterwards, I agreed to start helping them get some gigs and that makes one of very few decisions I’ve made in my life that I don’t want to go back in time and give myself a clip around the ear for making.”Noting that The Cure had gone from playing “the smallest clubs and colleges to the biggest arenas and festivals”, he celebrated their “famously epic live shows and timeless songs that have inspired countless other artists and embedded themselves into the lives of millions of people”.Hopewell continued to highlight the friendship between Smith and Gallup, while also praising The Cure as a whole for their “unique” artistry.
The Cure, Glass Animals and more contribute to Trekstock’s Merch For Good campaign
Merch For Good fundraiser, which supports the charity in their work providing tailored social and practical aid to young adults as they live with, through and beyond cancer.Announced on World Cancer Day 2022 (February 4), some of the world’s best artists and musicians have designed and donated a line of exclusive T-shirts, with all profits from sales going to Trekstock.The first wave of artists includes The Cure, who are also the first band to give two designs to the Merch For Good fundraiser, Glass Animals, Blossoms, Bullet For My Valentine, Nothing But Thieves and The Damned. The Snuts‘ T-Shirt is made up of 34 smiles to represents the 34 young adults that are diagnosed with cancer each day, while Simple Minds‘ tee is an exclusive version of the artwork of their latest single ‘Act of Love’.Other artists that will be contributing to the Merch For Good campaign, whose T-shirts are available later this month, include Yungblud, Ellie Goulding, The Chemical Brothers, Mel C, You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Jamie Campbell Bower, Keane, KT Tunstall, Jack Savoretti, Razorlight, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, DJ Shadow, Don Broco and Lacuna Coil.Each T-shirt is priced at £24.99 and is available to purchase here.So, we’ve teamed up with the wonderful charity @trekstock and designer Beth Lane to make a run of t-shirts going on sale now.