In more tour news, British mope-rock kings The Cure return to the road for
the first time in four years on July 2nd, in Worcester, Massachusetts,
supporting their new album "Wild Mood Swings." Some dates are already on
sale, and more go on sale Friday, for the July 8th show at New Jersey's
Meadowlands, July 9th at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, and the 13th at the
Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit. The Cure's been rehearsing over 80
songs for this tour, going all the way back to such early hits as "Boys Don't
Cry," as well as tunes off "Wild Mood Swings." I recently asked The Cure's
main man, Robert Smith, about his songwriting approach on the new album, and
here's what he told me.
ROBERT SMITH, The Cure: On this record, I felt it would diminish the record
if I kind of just wrote about the same things. So I tried to write about
things that I wouldn't normally sit down and write about. So, I was very
worried at first, because I felt it would sort of invalidate the songs
because they weren't sort of ripped from within. But I got over that. I just
kind of looked at it as something that would either work or not work with a
piece of music with me singing it. It's satisfying when the end result is as
good as it is.
ALISON: Smith, by the way, had to cancel several recent UK tour dates due to
a sinus infection, from which, we're told, he's recovered.
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