I expected nothing else but a festival tour. They do what they want and what they think is best for them at the moment. Sure, everyone above who mentioned money, less effort and bigger crowds are right. But I'm just glad they keep playing.
I don't think I will attend any of their gigs in 2019, on the one hand because they will be only festivals and I'm still dreaming about an amazing The Cure gig, on the other hand because of personal reasons. If not the latter.. who knows... There is a small chance that maybe I'd feel strong and young enough to stand the festival nightmare for them.
BTW, is Robert Smith the only middle-aged member of The Cure family who feels young enough to do festivals?
edit: And yes, I still hope somewhere very deep inside me for the proper tour and the proper gig(s).
A little grumpy birdie wanted me to remind folks here that if you are interested in Glastonbury in any way, you need to sign up on their website asap. Otherwise it's impossible to get tickets, apparently.
Although I think it's highly unlikely that Glastonbury will be on that list of festivals (pretty sure he was kidding about that in that interview...). And yeah, I think you're right mralphabet, they would def need to be a headliner to take on any festival. Then again, why would anyone even consider them as a supporting act?!?
I was wondering if the "mostly in Europe" could include dates in some mexican rock festivals.
Festivals across the year or mainly in the summer?
In march is the Vive Latino (20th anniversary next year so...) (supposed to be only rock latin bands but since some years big band names of english speaking countries played there) or Corona Capital (around october or november)
I insist, if I have the chance to see them on a festival I´ll take it, but not my wish.
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I was telling my husband last night I am trying not to be depressed by this news since it will most likely mean if I want to see them stateside in 2019 it would be something horrendous like Coachella and I don't think I could stand it, even for them. A European festival might be somewhat better in terms of it at least having a bit of "novelty factor", but still not easy at this age to stand around for hours.
He made the point it's likely b/c it's infinitely easier for them to play festivals and earn cash relatively easily as compared to a proper tour.
Last time I saw them at a festival-like setting was 2004 on Randall's Island, NYC. I had gone alone because my bf at the time wasn't interested and I ended up surrounded in a sea of "backwards baseball cap wearing" frat boys. It was pretty depressing and felt like purgatory.
Can they possibly derive pleasure from playing for crowds like that where maybe 20% of the people there, max, give a shiat about them as a band? I would think the energy would be a little "weird", but what do I know?
So, maybe this means try to build up an audience for a real tour in the following year? Who knows. Depressing, though.
Exactly. I look at it this way. If they make a boatload of money from the festivals then they have some scratch to take a chance on another proper Cure tour. It all works out in the end.
Do they really need to make a boatload of cash from festivals to do a real tour? Bob is a multi multi millionaire with more money that you could ever spend.
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