The Cure to begin 2016 tour in New Orleans, but where?

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The Cure
spilled seemingly its entire back catalog at the 2013 Voodoo Experience. The set spanned "Shake Dog Shake" and "Fascination Street" to a live debut of "Burn," then pop hits "Just Like Heaven,"  "Pictures of You" and "Friday I'm in Love" followed by an encore of "One Hundred Years," "Give Me It," "The Lovecats," "Close to Me," "Let's Go to Bed," "Why Can't I Be You?" and "Boys Don't Cry." Robert Smith gave a shy grin and quick bow before leaving the stage.

And that's not the end. The band will tour North America in 2016, its first major road tip in the continent since 2008, promising "37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production."

The tour begins in New Orleans on May 11, though the band still lists the venue as TBA, along with four other dates in its 27-date tour. (Shows in Chicago and Los Angeles are already sold out.)

The band's lineup includes Smith, bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and guitarist Reeves Gabrels (who joined in 2012). Appropriately named Scottish post-punk band The Twilight Sad opens on all dates.


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