Thursday, May 01, 2008

It's a Lucky 13 for The Cure


In support of their forthcoming thirteenth album, revered Brit rockers and one of my dear, dear favorites The Cure is prepping to offer fans a tidy, little package of fresh tunes. The catch is that all singles leading up to the new album will be issued on the 13th of each month, starting May 13th with "The Only One." The currently untitled LP, the band's first since their 2004 self-titled effort, is slated for a September 13th release date via Suretone/Geffen.

While "The Only One" arrives May 13th with the "NY Trip" b-side, second single "Freakshow" and the "All Kinds of Stuff" b-side will follow June 13th. Both tracks, produced by frontman Robert Smith and Keith Uddin, will not be included on the full-length.

Next up, the band -- vocalist/guitarist Robert Smith, bass player Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and guitarist Porl Thompson -- will kick off their U.S. tour May 9th in Washington DC. New Yorkers get served two gigs in June -- the 20th (Madison Square Garden) and the 21st (Radio City Music Hall).

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