The Independent’s journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission.

The Cure announce UK arena tour – how to get tickets

Band have been working on a new album

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 06 December 2021 13:32
The Cure perform Friday I'm In Love at Glastonbury

The Cure have announced a 44-date UK, Ireland and Europe tour for 2022.

The rock band will begin in Latvia and perform around Europe, including dates in Italy, Poland, France and Germany, before beginning the UK leg.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday 10 December at 10am. Buy them here.

The Twilight Sad will support throughout the tour.

See the UK and Ireland dates below:


1 December – 3ARENA, Dublin, Ireland

2 December – SSE, Belfast, Northern Ireland

4 December – OVO HYDRO, Glasgow, Scotland

6 December – FIRST DIRECT ARENA, Leeds, England

7 December – UTILITA ARENA, Birmingham, England

8 December – MOTORPOINT ARENA, Cardiff, Wales

11 December – THE SSE ARENA, Wembley, London, England

A press release for the tour said each show would last 135 minutes, and also hinted at a forthcoming announcement for the band’s new album. Their last record, 4:13 Dream, was released in 2008.

The release also confirms the lineup will include longtime bassist Simon Gallup, after he appeared to temporarily quit the band in August.

Gallup, 61, said he was “fed up of betrayal” in a post to his Facebook page, before appearing to confirm he had rejoined The Cure in October.

He first joined The Cure in 1979 after performing in frontman Robert Smith’s side project, Cult Hero. He temporarily left in 1982 after an altercation with Smith while on the Pornography tour, rejoining in 1984.

After Smith, he is the band’s longest-serving member.

The Cure were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Smith said the band’s next album could be their last, as he was struggling to write lyrics for the new material.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in