The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

The Cure Will Bring Their Epic Live Show To The UIC Pavilion

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 6, 2015 8:37PM

The Cure isn't exactly a non-stop touring machine any longer, so whenever they do hit the road people get excited about the prospect of seeing Robert Smith and his band. Their live shows are legendary, and each time we've seen them we haven't walked away disappointed.

Most recently they were in town in 2013 to play Lollapalooza, and then again last year for Riot Fest, where they played over two dozen songs during their set. The band just announced itis coming back to Chicago next year to play the U.I.C. Pavilion on June 10, offering fans a chance to see them play a proper full-length show outside a festival setting.

The Cure is known for marathon sets—the aforementioned Riot Fest set was incredibly long for a band playing in a festival setting—and much of their material needs that space in order to unfold with the heavy interior drama that marks many of Smith's compositions. But don't worry, despite many people considering the band to be one of the early progenitors of goth, The Cure has a deep catalog of catchy pop to offset their more atmospheric work. The band's longevity owes no small debt to Smith's incredible songwriting talents, and his refusal to set a single template for the band's work, helping keep the Cure's stats as being legendary but never nostalgic.

The whole tour will be 25 dates, but so far the band has only announced the Chicago appearance, as well as shows at The Hollywood Bowl in L.A. and New York's Madison Square Garden. More dates will be announced in January 2016.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at the U.I.C. Pavilion box office, online through Ticketmaster, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Reserved seats will run between $25 to $85 and general admission on the floor will be $85.