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The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album Three Imaginary Boys. Their second single, "Boys Don't Cry", became a hit; this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre.

After the release of 1982's Pornography, the band's future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the single "Let's Go to Bed" released the same year, Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band's music (as well as a unique stage look). The Cure's popularity increased as the decade wore on, especially in the United States where the songs "Just Like Heaven", "Lovesong" and "Friday I'm in Love" entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart. By the start of the 1990s, the Cure were one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the world. The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004. The Cure have released thirteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles during their career.

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The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says '4:14 Scream' is 'a terrible title'

The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says '4:14 Scream' is 'a terrible title'

Frontman says album will be a mix of brand new songs and material left over since 2008

  • Apr 1, 2014

The Cure repeat marathon 45-song set at second Teenage Cancer Trust show

“Sorry the set is so long,” jokes Robert Smith during three-and-a-half-hour Royal Albert Hall performance

  • Mar 30, 2014

The Cure play marathon 45-song set for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

The set include a host of rarities and the live debut of '2 Late'

  • Mar 29, 2014

The Cure announce new album plans

The band reveal they will release their 14th studio album this year (2014)

  • Feb 3, 2014

The Cure add extra Teenage Cancer Trust gig date

The band will now play two nights at London's Royal Albert Hall

  • Jan 31, 2014

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