Last year, The Cure commemorated their 40th anniversary with a two hour set at London’s Hyde Park.
Details for the film, The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London have emerged, announcing a global release on July 11th.
The first trailer for The Cure’s concert film of their epic 40th anniversary set from London’s Hyde Park has been released.
The feature-length film is directed by their long-time music video director, Tim Pope. In an interview Pope stated, “Working alongside Robert for these 37 years of the band’s 40-year history – and also having previously filmed the band for the 35mm ‘In Orange’ 1986 concert film – I wanted cinema-goers to feel like they were in the thick of the action, in the heart of the music. Our film really captures the true power and passion of The Cure’s music for a global audience.” He also announces there will be never before seen elements of Smith’s collection scattered throughout, from super 8 footage to interviews, bootlegs and rare performances.
The set consisted of an epic 29 songs which covered most of the fan favourites. The trailer gives us a glimpse into the hype of the gig with a crowd of 65,000 singing along to Boys Don’t Cry.
During this monumental concert, frontman Robert Smith explains, “Forty years ago this weekend, it was the first time we played as the Cure… If you had asked me then—if any of you had been alive, some of you–what d’you think you’ll be doing in 40 years, I think I would’ve been wrong with my answer.”
In reflection upon their performance, Smith added “This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band. It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.”
Get hyped and catch the trailer below: