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The Cure Disintegration 
30th Anniversary

Global Premiere

24 - 25, 27 - 28 & 30 May 2019

We'll be live streaming The Cure’s final Vivid LIVE show on 30 May, 8pm (AEST), on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for fans all around the world. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

It is the nature of live events that small numbers of additional tickets occasionally become available at a later date due to the release of final technical and production holds which are no longer required. We recommend that you check the website periodically as last minute releases may occur.

 

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From Robert Smith, 2 May 2019

"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 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 30TH MAY, WHERE WE WILL BE PLAYING THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY - PLUS EXTRAS! - AT VIVID LIVE. 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!"

The grandeur of The Cure at their shimmering peak

Exclusive to Vivid LIVE, alternative rock legends The Cure will bring their magisterial, slow-burn masterpiece Disintegration to the Opera House Concert Hall for four shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their career-defining epic. This is the world premiere of these 30th anniversary performances, and their only Australian engagement. 

From the plaintive romance of 'Pictures of You' to the swooning 'Lovesong', from the sinister plucks of 'Lullaby' to the delirious 'Fascination Street', from the glacial sweep of 'Plainsong' to the desolate 'Untitled', The Cure’s eighth album – a culmination of their moody, mysterious sensibilities in all their grandeur – is often considered their greatest, a widely influential high water mark for one of rock’s most beloved and enduring bands.  

Following unforgettable, one-off performances for Vivid LIVE in 2011 – in which the band played Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith in their entirety – The Cure are set to deliver another once-in-a-lifetime show, accompanied by an evocative visual backdrop in the fittingly atmospheric surrounds of the Concert Hall. Smith and his band will also play a selection of rarely performed B-sides plus specially curated deep catalogue cuts after each performance of Disintegration.

Presented by Sydney Opera House.

Robert Smith in the Concert Hall, Vivid LIVE 2011. Image: Prudence Upton

Unreleased photos of The Cure
2011 at Vivid LIVE

“The idea for the shows came about after Vivid LIVE curator Ben Marshall contacted Smith directly asking for footage from the 2011 tour. While chatting, Marshall said he asked if Smith would consider performing Disintegration in its 30th year. Smith said he would love to.

Marshall described Disintegration as an 'immaculately glacial, majestic album marrying raw, intense emotion with some of the biggest hits of their career'. He added that the Cure’s choice of venue for their tour’s debut was 'both a perfect fit and an immense honour'.”

The Guardian

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