Happy news for famously sad fans: The Cure announced Monday plans to hit Xcel Energy Center on June 7, their first Twin Cities gig in 20 years.
Tickets to the St. Paul show — $25-$85 — go on sale 10 a.m. Friday via the Xcel box office and Ticketmaster. 89.3 the Current is sponsoring a pre-sale 10 a.m. Thursday.
The depressive goth/new wave legends released plans for a 26-date tour in November, but Minnesota failed to make the cut. As of today, the group's rabid Twin Cities fans can expect "37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites, and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production," according to the press release that went out last fall.
Tour dates are selling out fast, including a trio of Hollywood Bowl shows in May and back-to-back-back Madison Square Garden performances in June. Scottish post-punk band the Twilight Sad will serve as openers.
The Cure's latest album, 4:13 Dream, came out way back in 2008. Fright-wigged frontman Robert Smith teased its follow-up, 4:14 Scream (a "dreadful title," he admits), as far back as 2014, but it has no formal release date.