The Cure add more dates to 2023 North American tour

The Cure have added a handful of new dates to their upcoming tour of North America, bringing their two-month itinerary up to a total of 34 shows.

The four new gigs comes as those previously announced in San Diego, Montreal and Atlanta sold out with unprecedented speed; they’ll play second shows in those respective cities on Sunday May 21, Saturday June 17 and Wednesday June 28. 

The band have also added a night in Portland – where they’ll play at the Moda Centre on Wednesday May 31 – with frontman Robert Smith describing that gig as “an ‘experiment’ to see whether non-transferable tickets are enough protection”. Unlike other dates on the tour, that show will not require a ‘Verified Fan’ code from Ticketmaster to access the public sale. 


In other tweets announcing the shows, Smith – who recently expressed his frustration at Ticketmaster’s methods of operating – noted that fans who’d been issued ‘Verified Fan’ codes, but were unsuccessful in purchasing tickets, would have the “first option” to grab seats at these upcoming shows. Sales for them will open here at 10am tomorrow (April 7). A public sale will follow this Saturday (April 8), with details to be announced soon.

“Please please please don’t by tickets if you don’t intend [on] going to the show,” Smith implored fans in one tweet, later wishing them luck in the sale and teasing that “details of shows in Mexico and seven of the twelve sovereign states of South America” will be announced by the end of April.


The American leg of The Cure’s ‘Shows Of A Lost World’ tour will begin on Wednesday May 10 in New Orleans, with a further 25 cities (including the four detailed above) on the itinerary. Reviewing the show in London last December, NME’s Andrew Trendell described it as “an unusual, but thrilling festive party”.

Thus far, Smith has had significant issues with Ticketmaster and their handling of ticket sales for The Cure’s upcoming tour. He said last month that tickets wouldn’t be transferrable to minimise “resale [prices] and keep prices at face value”, later acknowledging that Ticketmaster’s strategy was “a far from perfect system”.

Later in March, Smith declared he was “sickened” by Ticketmaster’s exorbitant fees, and pushed for the company to issue partial refunds to ticketholders as a result. His fight with the ticketing giant continued at the end of the month when he asked why tickets in its promised face-value exchange were “weird” and “over priced”, later revealing that he’s thus far had 7,000 tickets cancelled on secondary resale websites.

The Cure’s 2023 North American tour dates are:

Wednesday 10 – New Orleans, Smoothie King Center
Friday 12 – Houston, Toyota Center
Saturday 13 – Dallas, Dos Equis Pavilion
Sunday 14 – Austin, Moody Center
Tuesday 16 – Albuquerque, Isleta Amphitheater
Thursday 18 – Phoenix, Desert Diamond Arena
Saturday 20 – San Diego, NICU Amphitheatre
Sunday 21 – San Diego, NICU Amphitheatre (NEW SHOW)
Tuesday 23 – Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
Wednesday 24 – Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
Thursday 25 – Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
Saturday 27 – San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday 31 – Portland, Moda Centre (NEW SHOW)

Thursday 1 – Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena
Friday 2 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena
Sunday 4 – Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena
Tuesday 6 – Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Thursday 8 – Minneapolis St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center
Saturday 10 – Chicago, United Center
Sunday 11 – Cleveland, Blossom Music Center
Tuesday 13 – Detroit, Pine Knob Music Theatre
Wednesday 14 – Toronto, Budweiser Stage
Friday 16 – Montreal, Bell Centre
Saturday 17 – Montreal, Bell Centre (NEW SHOW)
Sunday 18 – Boston, Xfinity Center
Tuesday 20 – New York, Madison Square Garden
Wednesday 21 – New York, Madison Square Garden
Thursday 22 – New York, Madison Square Garden
Saturday 24 – Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
Sunday 25 – Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tuesday 27 – Atlanta, State Farm Arena
Wednesday 28 – Atlanta, State Farm Arena (NEW SHOW)
Friday 29 – Tampa, Amalie Arena

Saturday 1 – Miami, Miami-Dade Arena

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