Vivid LIVE has officially announced The Cure as the headliner for the 2019 festival of light and music. The British goth rock darlings will play four exclusive shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House in a world-first celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of their musical masterpiece, Disintegration.
Released in 1989, Disintegration saw the band return to their earlier, gloomier style following several forays into pop (such as ‘Friday I’m In Love’) due to lead vocalist and guitarist, Robert Smith’s, distaste for popularity. Ironically, Disintegration turned out to be their most popular album ever, selling over three million copies, and featuring romantic ballads like ‘Pictures of You’, and the sinister melodies of ‘Lullaby’.
Keen to get your hands on tickets? Well, the Sydney Opera House will be holding a ballot for fans to apply to purchase tickets, similarly to how tickets were sold to see headliner Solange from 2018 Vivid LIVE. Successful applicants will be randomly chosen from allocations designated for both locals and visitors.
Want to get your name in the running to see this once in a lifetime musical performance? Check out the details below for your chance to make all your ‘90s baby friends jealous. Stay tuned, the rest of the Vivid LIVE line-up is sure to drop very soon.
The Cure @ Vivid LIVE 2019