On May 31 at this year’s Vivid Festival in Sydney, gothic rock pioneers The Cure unveiled a special performance especially for longtime fans. They played a marathon 44-song set that featured full performances of the band’s first three albums in order— Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith — as well as a whopping three encores of deep cuts. During the show, which was dubbed the “Reflections” show, Robert Smith and company also reunited with former Cure keyboardists Roger O’Donnell and Lol Tolhurst.
Many fans feared this unique performance would never be replicated, but The Cure announced via their website that they’re gearing up to perform the “Reflections” show an additional seven times in November. The show will again feature full renditions of the band’s first three records and will include members of The Cure from multiple eras.
All songs from these shows will center around the group’s early period, including the encore material. Seventeen Seconds and Faith, in particular, are seen as landmark albums for The Cure and progenitors of the gothic rock style.
According to the band, these seven dates will be the last time they’ll play the “Reflections” show. Ticket information can be found on their site.
Below are the dates for the “Reflections” mini-tour:
15 – London, England @ The Royal Albert Hall
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Pantages Theatre
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Pantages Theatre
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Pantages Theatre
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
26 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
27 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre