There was a small spot (3 minutes or so)just shown on Brazilian TV show Fantástico featuring a small interview with Robert and some footage of the band rehearsing for the forthcoming shows in Southampton.
Interview with Robert Smith. Broadcast 2013-03-31 to TV Globo program "Fantástico". The last time they played before the trip to Brazil.
See the translation below:
So far it is difficult to know who is playing, but just increase the volume to recognize the songs of Robert Smith and his band The Cure. After 17 years away from the stage Brazilians, the band not wait to be reunited with the fans of the old and the new generations. With exclusivity the Fantástico TV program followed the last time they played before the trip to Brazil. On the road for 37 years the band has gone through several formations, the only constant in all these years is Robert Smith, the face, the voice and force behind The Cure, after nearly 4 hours of rehearsal he sat down to talk with people and revealed and wants to do shows to bring the audience into a frenzy with 3 hours duration. Robert: there's more to go around doing dozens of shows after all no one here is more kid, but we do less presentations with the same intensity always. I look at the audience and see a very young crowd near the stage, the older people is there in the background is a mixture thoughtless. At 53 Robert Smith keeps the style that made him famous as one of the greatest rock stars of the 80s, painted eyes, smudged lipstick and tousled hair that has already inspired by characters in the film. Robert: When the band started everyone painted so dramatic and absurd but time passed and I kept just glad that I married someone who likes makeup. Robert and his wife are married for decades and lead a quiet life in southern England after so many does he think about retiring. Robert: While I'm enjoying myself I see no reason to stop, I saw the Rolling Stones playing in London in November, they are better now than 40 years ago a lot of people say it's better for me to still young but is already too late for that, there music in them.
At night...I hear the darkness breathe...I sense the quiet despair...Listen to the silence...At night...Someone has to be there...
Thanks for the transcript Ed. I think, after 17 years, the audiences in South America deserve something special. Wish I was going, but I'm still incredibly excited at the prospect of some mega shows & what will unfold over there.