Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Smith and the rest of the iconic band, The Cure, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album, Disintegration. And they are doing that with a series of live shows in Australia. The band’s eighth studio release and most popular work, Disintegration, sold more than 3,000,000 copies worldwide. It produced the enduring and beloved hit singles, “Lullaby,” “Fascination Street,” “Pictures of You” and “Lovesong.”
Prior to the illustrious commercial success of Disintegration, The Cure earned a cult type following with their prior seven albums. They slowly built notoriety within a competitive and debatably oversaturated music industry during the ’80s. They released their first album, Grinding Halt, four decades ago in 1979. And soon, the band’s progressive, new wave fanbase changed from that cult status number. They entered the predominately populated masses of ’80s new age pop with their mega-hit, “Just Like Heaven,” in 1987 from their seventh album, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.
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The Cure last officially toured in the summer of 2016. Since then, they have engaged an eager and loyal fanbase with only a few performances. In December 2018, their legendary front man, Robert Smith, announced the release of their first new album since the 2008 project, 4:13 Dream.
The upcoming album release comes in conjunction with The Cure’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. The band became eligible for induction in 2004. They received a nomination in 2012 and finally join the ranks of the rock and roll elite.
The 30th anniversary performances will kick off at the Sydney Opera house. They are scheduled for May 24 and 25, as well as May 27 and 28. The Cure fans can apply for their chance to purchase tickets through the Sydney Opera House website. If they are lucky enough to win a chance to see the band, they can purchase tickets beginning February 28th.