British rockers The Cure will return to the Czech capital after six years. The group will perform next October 24 at the O2 arena, with forerunners being the Scottish punks The Twilight Sad.
Tickets prices range from 1250 to 2000 CZK and will be on sale starting Thursday morning in the Ticketmaster and Ticketportal networks, the organizing agency Live Nation announced.
The upcoming concert at the O2 arena will be their eighth in the Czech Republic. The performance is part of a European tour, during which the group will visit 22 countries and give 44 performances.
The Cure first performed in Prague in August 1990 as the first Western rock band since the fall of the regime, even before the Rolling Stones. The last time they came to the metropolis was five years ago.
For the largest Czech audience so far, they played the year before as the main stars of the Colors of Ostrava festival, on the stage on which they spent almost two and a half hours.
They performed the most songs from the album Disintegration, which sold 3 million copies in the late 1980s.
The pale face of frontman Robert Smith also emphasized make-up in Ostrava, his hair was tucked up, eyeshadow and red lipstick on his face.
“In nuances and romantic metaphors, it tells how a person, troubled by doubts, desires, anxieties or remorse, gets into fragile states. When he is alone, different, protruding, ‘abnormal’, unassuming, emotionally or socially isolated, and thus illegible, incomprehensible to others,” Aktuálně.cz wrote regarding the concert.
The site also reported that The Cure, with a fee in the order of hundreds of thousands of euros, had become the most expensive performers in the history of the Ostrava event.
Next year, the band will end their thirteen-year creative break since the release of their last album. Released in 2008, it was called 4:13 Dream. According to frontman Robert Smith, the new album The Cure will also be the last one the band will record.
Guitarist Reeves Gabrels joined The Cure since 4:13. The group as a whole were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having returned to the English Glastonbury Festival after a quarter of a century, and performed a giant concert in front of the cameras in London’s Hyde Park.
This year, the line-up changed briefly again when the long-time bass player Simon Gallup announced his departure in August. He had been a member of The Cure since 1979.
Last month, however, Gallup wrote on Facebook that he had not gone anywhere, and he should also take part in the upcoming Prague concert. In addition to him, singer Robert Smith and guitarist Reeves Gabrels on stage will be drummer Jason Cooper and keyboardist Roger O’Donnell.