Dublin's Malahide Castle confirmed as venue for The Cure return
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Dublin's Malahide Castle confirmed as venue for The Cure return

THE CURE will return to Ireland with a headline show at Dublin's Malahide Castle next year.

The British shoegazers have confirmed that Malahide Castle will be the venue for their first Irish headline show in seven years next summer.

The band will perform at the iconic venue on Saturday, 8 June 2019.

Fans will expect to hear hits such as ‘Pictures Of You’, ‘Just Like Heaven’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.

Robert Smith and co celebrated their 40th anniversary back in July with a sold-out concert in London’s Hyde Park.

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Tickets are priced at €69.50 including booking fee and go on sale Wednesday, 10 October at 9am.

Unfortunately, if you’re a fan of both Metallica and The Cure, you’ve got a decision to make, as both bands will rock Ireland on the same night.

Metallica will mark their return to Ireland with a huge show at Slane Castle.

The Cure, who formed in Crawley, Sussex, England, have released 13 studio albums including Seventeen Seconds, Pornography, Wish – their 1992 UK No. 1 – . and 1989’s morose Disintegration, which Smith considers his masterpiece.

The band has had 13 different members since its incarnation 40 years ago, but singer and main songwriter Robert Smith has never lost the passion for the group, and recently hinted at the possibility of a new album.

“I’ve committed myself to going into the studio and creating songs for the band, which I haven’t done for 10 years,” he said.

“Meltdown [the London music and arts festival he curated this year] has inspired me to do something new because I’m listening to new bands. I’m enthused by their enthusiasm. So if it doesn’t work, I’ll be pretty upset, because it will mean that the songs aren’t good enough.

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“He has revisited old unused lyrics to see if he can repurpose any, but “some of them don’t make any sense to me any more. It would be weird if I felt the same as I did when I was in my 20s. I’d be mental!”