For the first time in over a decade, The Cure have a new album on the way

As they celebrate their induction to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, legendary UK outfit The Cure have announced a run of 2019 live dates and confirmed their plans to release a new album.

We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around,” frontman Robert Smith said in an interview with SiriusXM.

“It’s very exciting times for us all around”: Robert Smith has confirmed that The Cure’s new album is only weeks away from completion.

A new album from the band would be their first since 2008’s 4:13 Dream. Smith says the motivation for the new record came from seeing new artists at his personally curated 2018 Meltdown Festival.

Seeing all these new bands inspired me to do something new,” he said.

The Cure will be performing throughout 2019 at the following dates:

March 16 – Rock on the Lawns – Johannesburg, SA
March 18 – Rock on the Lawns – Cape Town, SA
June 8 – Malahide Castle – Dublin, IE
June 13-15 – Nova Rock Festival – Nickelsdorf, AT
June 16 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, IT
June 21-23 – Hurricane Festival – Schessel, DE
June 21-23 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen ob eck, DE
June 24-26 – INmusic Festival – Zagreb, HR
June 28 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, BE
July 4 – Exit Festival – Novi Sad, RS
July 6 – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, DK
July 11 – NOS Alive Festival – Lisbon, PT
July 12-13 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, ES
July 17 – Ejekt Festival – Athens, GR
July 18-20 – Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava, CZ
July 22 – Rock the City Festival – Bucharest, RO
August 3 – Afisha Picnic – Moscow, RU
August 7 – Oya Festival – Oslo, NO
August 09-11 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, FI
August 16 – Glasgow Summer Sessions – Glasgow, UK
August 23 – Rock en Seine – Paris, FR

Via Consequence Of Sound.