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The Cure on Tour
February 6, 2008    wersja polska »
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"Friday I'm in Love," "Lullaby," and "Just Like Heaven" are some of the most recognizable songs written and performed by the British rock band The Cure. The band, who have played concerts for almost 30 years, will give a gig at the Torwar Arena in Warsaw Feb. 18 and at the Spodek Arena in Katowice Feb. 19.

While in Poland, The Cure will be promoting tracks from their latest, as yet untitled album, slated for a May release-two years after the initially planned date. The long wait has not discouraged the band's fans, who actually feel even more excited as a result, especially as The Cure are one of the few rock groups that are well known around the world and inspire lots of new bands.

The Cure came from a punk background and their early songs heavily featured existential themes of what was called "the new wave" that oozed sadness and melancholy. That probably explains why in the movie Wedding Singer Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) "was listening to The Cure a lot" when he wrote a depressing song entitled "Somebody Kill Me."

Prompted by frontman Robert Smith (vocals, guitar), The Cure gradually changed their style in the late 1980s and early '90s. Their combination of heavy rock and pop led The Cure to the top of the charts, and the songs "Friday I'm in Love" and "Just Like Heaven" remain popular to this day. The dynamic feel of those and other songs made The Cure a familiar part of contemporary pop culture. Still, nobody ever equals The Cure with other pop acts, as over the years the musicians have worked out their unique style in which echoes of guitar solos are still reminiscent of their new wave, post punk and cold wave roots.

Ever since they started as a group, The Cure have spent much more time on tour than in the studio, but even so they have 12 albums under their belt. The last time The Cure played in Poland was in 2000 in Łódź. Previously they also played in Katowice in 1996.

Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Torwar Arena, 6a Łazienkowska St., Tickets zl.140-250

Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Spodek Arena, 35 W. Korfantego Ave., Tickets zl.100-500
Tickets available at www.shortcut.pl

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