Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Great photos from Chicago & Denver Riots

William Soragna has posted some great photos from the Chicago and Denver Riot Fests on Flickr. (Thanks Bill)

Reeves' UK tour starts tonight

Photo by Stacie Huckeba
Reeves & His Imaginary Fr13nds announce a new album and UK Autumn tour. Here's the press release:

UK TOUR DATES Sept/Oct 2014 
New Album: “Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds”
 Release date: 13th October 2014

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds are set to tour the UK this autumn and preview songs from a forthcoming new studio album

Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, brings his power trio, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds, from Nashville to England to play in small venues starting on September 30

Lovers of superb songs, stellar musicianship and fearless improvisation will all want to see and hear Reeves & friends in action.

The band’s live sets will preview songs from their forthcoming album, also titled Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds, which is to be released digitally just as they head home, on October 13. Highlights include the biting “Drown You Out” and the spooky “House of Usher” (titled after an Edgar Allan Poe story from an 1840 collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque). 

Uncommon interpretations of Bo Diddley’s early rocker “Who Do You Love” and Jimmy Reed’s blues “Bright Lights, Big City” also feature. Album details and pre-order links will be available on the date of the first performance, September 30.

Fans of earlier Reeves Gabrels albums will also be well pleased at the performances, as the trio will play songs from Sacred Squall of Now (1995), Ulysses (1999) and Rockonica (2005). And of course selected co-writes—Tin Machine’s "Bus Stop" (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels) and "Yesterday's Gone" (Reeves Gabrels/Robert Smith)—will be a treat for English audiences.

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds includes Reeves on guitar and vocals, Kevin Hornback on bass, Jeff Brown on drums.

Nine dates in England are confirmed for Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds this September/October 2014

Tue 30th Sep The Horn, St Albans (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Wed 1st Oct The Live Rooms, Chester (www.seetickets.com)

Thurs 2nd Oct Fibbers, York (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Fri 3rd Oct Think Tank, Newcastle (www.seetickets.com)

Sun 5th Oct O2 Academy 2 Islington, London (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Mon 6th Oct Boileroom, Guildford (www.seetickets.com)
Update: Eden Gallup's band, In Tyler We Trust, will be the support band at this show.

Tue 7th Oct The Bowery District, Reading (http://sub89.fatsoma.com/events/112391/)

Thurs 9th Oct The Oobleck, Birmingham (www.seetickets.com)

Sat 11th Oct The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (www.twforum.co.uk)

Tickets are priced £10 to £14 (subject to booking fee) / London £16 (subject to booking fee). Tickets are available from local box offices and above links.


Friday, September 26, 2014

'Beautiful Noise' screenings in Rio

'Beautiful Noise' will have 4 screenings at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival on Oct. 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th. (Thanks Marcos)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Making of 'The Head on the Door'

Belgian radio station RTBF is airing 10 minute specials this week (in French), about the making of 'The Head on the Door'. Listen to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5.
(Thanks @guillaume_g_z)

'Beautiful Noise' screenings in Norway

There will be 2 screenings of 'Beautiful Noise' at the Bergen International Film Festival in Norway on Sept. 26th & 28th.

Excellent photos from Denver Riot Fest

More excellent photos from Mauro Melis, this time from Riot Fest in Denver. See them at Sound of Violence. And more posted here. (Thanks Mauro)

Pearl Thompson art exhibit in L.A. next year

From Express:
"Ex-Cure star to exhibit art for the first time
Former THE CURE guitarist PORL THOMPSON is set to unveil his artwork for the first time at a gallery launch in Los Angeles next year (15).

The musician, who now goes by the name Pearl Thompson, has never exhibited his multi-media paintings before.
They will go on display at the Mr. Musichead gallery for three weeks from 5 March (15).
Gallery owner Sam Milgrom tells WENN, "He came to an event at the gallery recently and played a set - just him and a guitar. We got chatting and he told me he had never exhibited his artwork. I took a look and it's wonderful. I can't wait to display it."
Thompson was part of the original 1976 line-up of The Cure. He has played on many of the group's albums."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

'Cut Here' at Denver Riot Fest 2014

Cut Here - Denver, Riot Fest 20-Sep-2014 from itsaperfectday on Vimeo.

Thanks to Olivier at it's a perfect day. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you, Robert!

That was only the 6th time 'Cut Here' has been played live (though one was a Simon Mayo radio session). 2 times in 2001 (was also "played" on Top of the Pops in Germany, but wasn't live), 3 times in 2002. Last was July 23rd, 2002 in Rome. This is the 1st time it's been played in the US.

Rumor: '4:14' in November?

Yeah, I know, here we go again. But this Spanish website has a release date of Nov. 30th, 2014 (a Sunday?) for '4:14 Scream'. I wouldn't put too much faith in this just yet. Now that the Riots are over, maybe we can get an update from Robert?
(Thanks @hispacure)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Cure at Denver Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest & Sideshow
September 20th, 2014
Mile High Stadium parking lot in Denver, CO
9:30 - midnight on the May Farms Stage

Setlist: Plainsong, Prayers for Rain, Fascination Street, Sleep When I'm Dead, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Before Three, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, Wrong Number, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Cut Here (first time since 2002), Lovesong, Mint Car, Friday I'm in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Bananafishbones, Never Enough, Want, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred Years, Give Me It, Disintegration

Encore: The Lovecats, Hot Hot Hot, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Note: After Close To Me, Robert stopped the band and Roger came over to center stage to talk with RS. There was a bit of a conference with the band, then Robert said that they would have to cut some songs they wanted to play in the encore, because there was a man standing on stage looking angry and sort of growling at them (something along those lines), worried that they'd go over the curfew.
Update: It was Catch and Freakshow that had to be cut. (Thanks Stephanie)

Photos: Sound of Violence / it's a perfect day

Reviews: Your Older Brother Sam / Glide / Colorado Public Radio / Reverb / Craig

Videos: Clips of various songs / Plainsong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Prayers For Rain 1 - 2 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 / Push / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 / Lullaby 1 - 2 / Wrong Number / The Caterpillar / The Walk 1 - 2 / Cut Here 1 - 2 - 3 / Lovesong 1 - 2 / Mint Car 1 - 2 / Friday I'm in Love 1 - 2 - 3 / Doing the Unstuck / Bananafishbones / Never Enough / Want (Robert's howl) / Hungry Ghost / One Hundred Years 1 - 2 / Give Me It / The Lovecats 1 - 2 - 3 / Hot Hot Hot!!! / Close To Me 1 - 2 - 3 / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2  

Photo from Olivier at it's a perfect day.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Denver Riot Fest maps

The new official map from Riot Fest. See the full map here.

From Ticketfly customer support: "The Riot Fest Box Office is now located between Gate #1 and Gate #3, on the west end of the park. The Box Office will be able to assist with ticket sales, guest will call, customer support, and VIP and Press check in. Please click on the enclosed link for the map. Follow the arrows to the box office from the south/east end, and head down from the north side."

Sports Authority Field posted the above map, and has lots of info on parking and how to get to the venue, on their website.

Jason in Boulevard Recording studio yesterday

From Boulevard Recording on Instagram: "Jason Cooper famed The Cure drummer is in the studio today"
(Thanks The Cure Mexico)

Andy Vella's 'Obscure' released on Sept. 18th

Fleeting moments… altered faces… unexpected spaces. By turns dreadfully funny, terribly honest, strangely melancholic.  – Robert Smith, 2014

Andy Vella has been observing The Cure since 1981. Foruli Codex (@foruli) is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of 'Obscure', Vella's book of rare and unseen photographs of the band. 33 years in the making, 'Obscure' will be published worldwide in September 2014. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the full input of Robert Smith, who has also written the foreword. 

Update (08/12/14): Limited edition print now available. Please note that this print does NOT include a copy of the book. 

Update (08/13/14): Press release and some preview photos have been posted here. Confirms a release date of Sept. 18th and a price of £30/$50.

Update (08/15/14): UK preordering now available. Also, another print (Silhouettes) from Andy is available.

Update (08/19/14): US preordering now available. Here's the direct link to it on Amazon.

Update (08/22/14): And the books are starting to arrive for those who ordered early from Amazon US. Autumn and Scott already have theirs. Autumn seems slightly pleased with it. :)

Update (09/18/14): The book is officially released today. Some preview articles at The Telegraph, Q and XFM. (Thanks Benj, @guillaume_g_z and @object29)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Denver Riot Fest fan gathering

From April:

"Hello everyone! Several of us are going to get together before the Denver show. We would love it if more people would come! Stop by, have a drink and mingle with some likeminded people!

Here are the details:
Date: 9/20/14
Time: 1:00pm - ??? (whenever we decide to head over to the stadium)
Where: Breckenridge Brewery
2220 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205

The light rail is close so it will be easy to get over to the venue! Hope to see you there!
*special thanks to Shapes for recommending the bar!