The Cure has announced tour dates for 2016 but kept their silence regarding a new album for the coming year.
In a report by NME , singer Robert Smith previously said that the group wrote a few songs with a new lineup, which is believed by fans could be part of a new album.
Following up to a 2008 release in “4:13 Dreams,” Smith said in an interview that he and his new members are working on new and old songs that fans should be excited about.
“There’s new stuff that we’re doing with this line-up and stuff we finished with the old line up,” Smith said.
“A lot of stuff happened, unfortunately, with the last line-up of the band. People forget sometimes that even when you get older, when you play music with people, there’s a very intense relationship there and when that breaks down then it’s very difficult to just pretend it doesn’t matter.”
For the new The Cure album, the singer also hinted the possibility of having unreleased tracks, which were supposed to be included in their last effort, could be added in addition to new songs.
“The last line-up, there were a number of reasons why I felt unable to complete what we were doing,” he said. “It was impossible to just get another line-up and bang out the songs we didn’t release; it would have been wrong.”
In addition to new album reports and rumors, The Cure announced in their official website that they would go on tour next year, which would start on May.
“The Cure will be playing a 25 date tour of North America in 2016, with Scottish band The Twilight Sad as support – the Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles May 22nd, UIC Pavilion Chicago June 10th and Madison Square Garden New York City June 18th are the first three dates to be announced – full details of all shows will be revealed January 2016”