Today marks 30 years since The Cure released Disintegration, their most critically acclaimed album. It’s the album they’ll be playing at the Opera House when they headline Vivid Live later this month. Their four previously announced shows sold out faster than you can say “boys don’t cry”, but the Opera House has just announced they’ll play one final show on May 30.
Tickets will only be available to those who entered the original ballot back in February but didn’t receive tickets to the earlier shows. Those who are lucky enough to be selected will be notified on Friday May 3. But if you didn’t enter the ballot – or aren’t selected this time round – there’s still one last chance to see them: their final Sydney gig will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
The live-stream will be directed by British filmmaker Nick Wickham, who has previously worked with Iggy Pop and Annie Lennox, and works closely with The Cure.
“Today marks 30 years since the release of the Disintegration album – and we are very pleased to announce to Cure fans around the world that we will be global live-streaming our final performance from the Sydney Opera House on May 30, where we will be performing the album in its entirety – plus extras – at Vivid Live,” said Cure frontman Robert Smith in a statement.
“We look forward to celebrating the anniversary of this special album with you all ... and remember: this album was mixed to be played loud ... so turn it up.”
Cure frontman Robert Smith will be joined by both current and former members of the band to play Disintegration, which has sold more than three million copies and features some of their best-loved tunes, including Pictures of You and Lovesong. It was hailed as a return to the band’s original gothic style and is The Cure’s most critically acclaimed album.
Watch The Cure play at the Opera House here from 8pm AEST time on May 30.