In 2016, influential post-punks The Cure
will hit the road for the band's first major American road trip since 2008. This week, the band announced its 27-date tour schedule
, promising "37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production."
After a few days of listing only a "TBA" for its Wednesday, May 11 New Orleans tour kickoff, the band has announced a venue: the UNO Lakefront Arena. The band last played the arena in 1996. Its last New Orleans show — a mammoth, career-spanning two and a half hour set — was a headlining appearance at the 2013 Voodoo Experience.
The band's current lineup includes singer and guitarist Robert Smith, bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and guitarist Reeves Gabrels (who joined in 2012).
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20.