The Cure Reflects On Early Albums

The Cure will perform the band’s first three albums live in their entirety at this year’s festival.

The annual Vivid Live is being held at The Sydney Opera House in Australia May 27 through June 5. Steve Pavlovic, Australian music promoter and founder of Modular Recordings, is curating the festival. 

The Cure takes the stage at Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall May 31 and June 1.

The English New Wave band’s “Reflections” event features performances of 1979’s Three Imaginary Boys, 1980’s Seventeen Seconds and 1981’s Faith. All three albums will be performed both nights. The shows are 180 minutes long, split into two intervals of 90 minutes.

“Vivid Live is an exceptional event, and we are very excited to be taking part,” frontman Robert Smith said in a statement.

“We have played a lot of memorable shows in Australia – we first performed here in 1980, and this will be our seventh trip – but it will be our first time onstage in the Sydney Opera House, and we want to do something unique to mark the occasion. Combining Cure members past and present in a live filmed interpretation of our first three albums feels to me like it should do the trick!”

As Smith points out, the performance is being recorded for distribution and broadcast.

Vivid Live also features Cut Copy, Sonny Rollins, Bat For Lashes, Yo Gabba Gabba, Spiritualized, Crystal Ark, Chris Cunningham and more.

Tickets for The Cure’s “Reflections” go on sale Thursday, May 12.
For more information, click here for The Cure’s website.

Click here for information on Vivid Live via the Sydney Opera House’s website.