Recession? Pah! It seems that there will always be a market for middle-aged men in make-up. Well, that’s the conclusion to be reached after The Cure sold out the final ‘Reflections’ show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in just eight minutes. With tickets averaging around £125, it’s an impressive testimony to the deep appeal of Robert Smith and co.
Then again, it is a gig that it is a little out of the ordinary. The ‘Relections’ show sees The Cure play their first three albums – Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981) – in their entirety. Each album set will last approximately 40 minutes and the evening will be concluded with a 30-minute encore consisting of the singles the band released during that period, including ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘The Lovecats’ and ‘Jumping Someone Else’s Train’. The shows will see former members of the band appearing as part of the line-up, including Lol Tolhurst, who left on very bad terms with Smiffy many moons ago.
The only UK date is the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday November 15 before the band head Stateside for three dates in LA and three in NYC.
Tickets sold out this morning in eight minutes and the venue has said it has no further information on plans for any more dates to be added. We will bring you coverage from the event here on ELM. S’what we do.