But, before fans get too excited about a new The Cure album coming out soon, Smith later clarified his comments on another South African radio show 5FM. On this show he said the band, “just started, haven’t quite finished recording our first new album for 10 years.”
Regardless, if you’re a fan of The Cure then 2018 was and 2019 is exciting times. Because the band were recently announced as headliners for Glastonbury 2019 which hopefully will be one for the ages, considering the bands current great form for their live shows. Although, Smith has previously noted the band haven’t had the best history with the festival (they headlined in 1986, 1990 and 1995), noting, “We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years. Although we’ve headlined three times, we’ve never been on the best of terms. I don’t know if they forgive and forget.” Hey, it's Glastonbury, so people likely can't remember that well.
The Cure are also performing their classic album Disintegration in full for four nights at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. Along with that they’re being indicted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this month on 29 March. They will be introduced by Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails. Also due to be indicted is Radiohead, who will be introduced by David Byrne from Talking Heads.
You can keep up-to-date with news about The Cure and find out their live show dates at their website.