Forty years after their inception The Cure are not only winning over new fans but have continued to justify their status as one of the most important groups of the last half century; with the incredible live show they are bringing to a headline slot at Mad Cool Festival in 2019. As one of the most revered bands to come out the UK their music has influenced countless musicians and reached fans on a staggering scale. With so many huge singles, such as 'Boys Don't Cry', 'Close To Me', 'Just Like Heaven', 'Lovesong' and 'Friday I'm In Love', and a reputation for playing the hits, The Cure are not to be missed at Mad Cool Festival 2019.
Since forming as Easy Cure in 1976 the band ditched the 'Easy' in 1978 and signed to Fiction Records to release their debut album 'Three Imaginary Boys' as The Cure in 1979. The band have subsequently released another twelve studio albums and an incredible array of singles, live albums, EPs and compilations without any serious missteps. All this has been achieved whilst freshening up their sound and experimenting at every turn - whether that's exploring singer Robert Smith's darker side on albums like 'Pornography' (1980), 'Disintegration' (1989) and 'Bloodflowers' (2000) or his lighter side on albums like 'The Head On The Door' (1985), 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' (1987) and 'Wild Mood Swings' (1996).
Since the release of their most recent studio album '4:13 Dream' The Cure have toured relentlessly including 'The Cure World Tour 2016' which started in May of that year with a couple of nights at the New Orleans Lakefront Arena. The band played 87 different songs for almost a million people at 76 shows in 22 countries throughout the tour. In 2018 the band celebrated their fortieth anniversary in some style with a headline show at London's Hyde Park in front of 75,000 people and show no sign of letting up, with rumours of an imminent new album release swirling around today's announcement that they will be headlining Mad Cool Festival in 2019!