Hear how The Cure became the voice of generations with the performance of three releases that etched them into our consciousness.
The Cure will be appearing onstage with a uniquely evolving line-up of band members past and present, The Cure “Reflections” will see the band perform their first three albums live, in their entirety, in an extraordinary concert experience exclusively for Vivid LIVE on May 31 and June 1.
From the punchy, offbeat, starkly unadorned songs of Three Imaginary Boys, through the increasingly shadowy and quixotic pieces of Seventeen Seconds, to the singular melancholic grandeur of Faith, this is a rare chance to experience the origins of one of popular music’s greatest stories.
In a coup for Vivid LIVE, this will be the first, and only, time The Cure perform these albums in succession.
The Cure’s Robert Smith says, “Vivid is an exceptional event, and we are very excited to be taking part. 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!”
The Cure join the likes of Spiritualized performing Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space in full with a 30 piece orchestra, Bat for Lashes, Chris Cunningham, The Avalanches, Tame Impala, Dom, Sonny Rollins, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Cut Copy, WU LYF, OFWGKTA, 2manydjs, Azari & III, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Superbein and Tom Kuntz on the Vivid LIVE 2011 line-up.
Head to www.modularpeople.com for the full program
* Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (May 27 – June 5) is a curated music festival and the hero event of Vivid Sydney (May 27 – June 13), the city’s annual festival of light, music and ideas.
* Australia’s Stephen “Pav” Pavlovic of Modular has taken the reigns as programmer for this unique event, following on from Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson (2010) and Brian Eno (2009).