just like heaven — in houston
Goth rock gods The Cure head to Houston on first Texas stop of new summer 2023 tour
Legendary English rock band The Cure is coming to Houston, part of a North American tour that makes its first Texas stop at Toyota Center on Friday, May 12.
Called Shows of a Lost World, the tour launches on May 10 in New Orleans, and including two other dates in Texas: Dallas on May 13 and Austin on May 14.
The tour also includes two 3-night stands — at Madison Square Garden in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles — before wrapping up in Miami on July 1. The majority of the venues will be outdoor, including the Dallas date at Dos Equis Pavilion.
The tour supports a new album that has been in the works since 2019, called Songs of a Lost World, which is forecast to come out sometime this spring.
This year marks The Cure's 45th anniversary after their formation in 1978. They rose to fame in the late '80s/early '90s with top-selling albums Disintegration and Wish, featuring indelible hits like "Lullaby," "Lovesong," and "Never Enough."
The last time The Cure came to this side of the pond was 2016, when they played the same three Texas cities. Their last visit before that was in 2008, giving fans precious few opportunities to see them play live.
The touring lineup includes frontman Robert Smith, the band's only original member, plus guitarist Reeves Gabrels, bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper, keyboardist Roger O’Donnell, and drummer Jason Cooper, plus the surprise return of guitarist/keyboardist Perry Bamonte, who played in the band from 1990-2005.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, March 15 via Ticketmaster Verified Fan Sale, which requires registration to access. Fans can register through March 13 at 10 am Pacific Time.
In an email sent out to fans, Smith stated that "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 tour dates are as follows:
- May 10 New Orleans, Smoothie King Center
- May 12 Houston, Toyota Center
- May 13 Dallas, Dos Equis Pavilion
- May 14 Austin, Moody Center
- May 16 Albuquerque, Isleta Amphitheater
- May 18 Phoenix, Desert Diamond Arena
- May 20 San Diego, Nicu Amphitheatre
- May 23-24-25 Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
- May 27 San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheatre
- June 1 Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena
- June 2 Vancouver, Rogers Arena
- June 4 Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena
- June 6 Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
- June 8 Minneapolis St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center
- June 10 Chicago, United Center
- June 11 Cleveland, Blossom Music Center
- June 13 Detroit, Pine Knob Music Theatre
- June 14 Toronto, Budweiser Stage
- June 16 Montreal, Bell Centre
- June 18 Boston, Xfinity Center
- June 20-21-22 New York, Madison Square Garden
- June 24 Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
- June 25 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
- June 27 Atlanta, State Farm Arena
- June 29 Tampa, Amalie Arena
- July 1 Miami, Miami-Dade Arena