The Cure To Play First Three Albums At Vivid Live

It has been confirmed: The Cure are coming to Australia to join the lineup for Sydney’s Vivid LIVE festival. For fans of the post-punk legends, news that The Cure are returning to our shores is about as exciting as it gets right? Wrong.

The show is called “Reflections” because the band are playing their first three albums on full: Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981). This means the band will perform their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” for the first time since 1992.

The Cure’s front man and beating heart Robert Smith spoke about the upcoming performance saying: “We have played a lot of memorable shows in Australia – we first performed here in 1980, and this will be our seventh trip – but it will be our first time onstage in the Sydney Opera House, and we want to do something unique to mark the occasion. Combining Cure members past and present in a live filmed interpretation of our first three albums feels to me like it should do the trick!”

You have two chances to see, what is virtually guaranteed to be, the show of the year.

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House presents The Cure “Reflections”
Tuesday 31 May & (repeated) Wednesday 1 June 7pm
180 mins (2 intervals)
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Tickets $109 – $180 / 02 9250 7777

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