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The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows In Celebration Of 'Disintegration' 30th Anniversary
GRAMMY-nominated band the Cure is celebrating 30 years of their timeless Disintegration album with a series of special shows in Australia.
The band will perform "Pictures Of You," "Lovesong" and the rest of the classic album exclusively at the Sydney Opera House as a part of their Vivid LIVE programming celebrating music with curated performances May 24–28. The band previously played Vivid LIVE in 2011 with performances of Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith .
AUSTRALIA! We are delighted to be returning to @SydOperaHouse for four exclusive performances only at #VividLIVE this May celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disintegration.
Find out more here: https://t.co/PJtPDXFoXV - we look forward to seeing you there! pic.twitter.com/YHuMSBNpTy
— The Cure (@thecure) February 18, 2019
The band will also play seldom B-side performances, curated catalog cuts and perform with "evocative visual backdrops," at the shows according to the Opera House.
Disintegration has several well-loved fan favorites, and in a 2017 interview with the Recording Academy, video director Tim Pope, who has directed Cure videos including "Friday I'm In Love" and "Just Like Heaven" talked about why "Lullaby" is one of their many great songs:
"That song was particularly lurid and vivid," says Pope, "and it's got one of my favorite lines: 'And I feel like I'm being eaten/By a thousand million shivering furry holes.' My god, where can you go wrong with a line like that?"
Pope directed the video for the song, which won Best British Video at the 1990 Brit Awards and shows front man Robert Smith in the likeness of Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands.
Information on how to attain tickets for the exclusive Sydney performances can be found on the opera house website.