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The Cure Is Playing UIC Pavilion Next Summer

Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m.

Robert Smith at Lollapalooza 2013.   Photo: Ray Whitehouse

If you missed all two hours and fifteen minutes of the Cure’s packed-to-the-gills set at Riot Fest 2014, you’re in luck: The band announced this morning that it will mount a 25-date U.S. tour next summer—its first in this country since 2008. That includes a show on June 10 at UIC Pavilion with the Twilight Sad, a Scottish indie rock band. The Cure also announced dates at the Hollywood Bowl (May 22) and Madison Square Garden (June 10), with the rest of the schedule coming in January.

This marks the Cure’s first standalone headliner in Chicago proper since 2000, when it played the Vic (the band’s 2008, 2007, and 2004 tours hit Rosemont and Tinley Park). The music blog Consequence of Sound speculates that the Cure’s schedule means it could headline Bonnaroo, the Tennessee festival known for jam bands and folk rock, which runs June 9 to 12, 2016. That doesn’t bode well for a Chicago festival slot, so this may be your only chance next year to see them around here. Tickets ($25 to $85) to the UIC Pavilion show go on sale Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. at the UIC Pavilion box office, on Ticketmaster, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

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