Great Scott! Legendary British Goth Rock band The Cure are coming to South Africa in March 2019. They have been confirmed to play two Rock On The Lawns shows: 1 in Johannesburg and 1 in Cape Town.
Am I excited about this? You bet I am, I still remember seeing The Cure‘s “freaky” and “scary” music videos on television in the 1980s and 1990s.
Who are The Cure again?
The Cure is one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. They’ve been around since 1976 and to date they’ve released 13 studio albums. The band released their debut album (“Three Imaginary Boys”) in 1979. Their last studio album release was 2008’s “4:13 Dream”.
To date The Cure have released 37 singles, including the smash hits Friday I’m In Love, Lullaby, Close to Me, Love Song, Boys Don’t Cry, The Lovecats, Let’s Go To Bed, Just Like Heaven and many others.
Frontman Robert Smith announced in April of his year that The Cure were heading into the studio to record a new album with plans to release it in 2019. He said “It’s the 40th anniversary of the first album in 2019. I thought, If I don’t have something out new that year, that’s it for me. I don’t think The Cure will ever release another album.”
What exactly is Rock on the Lawns?
Rock on the Lawns is a one-day celebration of rock music in all its forms. A beautiful day out on the lawns with beer gardens, gourmet food trucks, ample parking and facilities, and an incredible line-up of local and international musicians all sharing one magnificent stage.
The Cure 2019 South African Tour Details:
- 16 March 2019 – Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, Cape Town
- 21 March 2019 – Festival Lawns, Carnival City, Johannesburg
This tour is brought to you by AMP Events. Tickets are priced from R495 and will be available from 9 AM on Friday the 24th of August 2018 on the Computicket website.
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