IT’S BEEN 30 years since The Cure released their influential album Disintegration and to celebrate, the English rockers have announced a fifth and final show as part of Sydney’s Livid Festival.
Tickets for the original first four shows, to be played at the iconic Sydney Opera House, sold quickly via the Opera House’s ballot back in February.
Not only has the band added a fifth show, on Thursday May 30, it has also announced that the performance will be live streamed to audiences around the world.
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The concert will feature the album in its entirety, including hits such as Lovesong, Pictures of You and Lullaby.
The live stream will be directed by British filmmaker Nick Wickham and available via the Opera House’s Facebook and YouTube channels. You do need to subscribe to the YouTube channel, so be sure to do this ahead of time.
The band informed fans of the news via Twitter on Thursday.
"TODAY MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE DISINTEGRATION ALBUM – AND WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TO CURE FANS AROUND THE WORLD THAT WE WILL BE GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE FROM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 30TH MAY, WHERE WE WILL BE PLAYING THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY pic.twitter.com/f2CZUDmLuc
— The Cure (@thecure) May 2, 2019
People who entered the ballot for tickets back in February but missed out, will automatically be entered into the new ballot draw for the Thursday night show.
Successful ballot entrants will be chosen at random and told the exciting news from 9am on Friday May 3.