The Cure to play their first three albums at Sydney Opera House

Band will appear on festival bill with Spiritualized, WU LYF and Bat For Lashes

The Cure wow crowds at London's O2 Arena last night for the NME Big Gig with a set that culminated in a special encore of 'Boys Dont Cry', a frenetic version of '10:15 Saturday Night' and, finally, 'Killing An Arab'. Pic: Tim Cochrane
The Cure are set to perform their first three albums in their entirety for Australian festival Vivid Live soon.

The former NME Godlike Genius winners will play 1979's 'Three Imaginary Boys', 1980 follow-up 'Seventeen Seconds' and 1981's 'Faith' at the Sydney Opera House in their entirety on both May 31 and June 1.

The gigs, entitled 'The Cure Reflections', will feature as part of the 10-day festival which will be held at the venue on May 27-June 5. See Vividlive.sydneyoperahouse.com for details.



The Cure join Spiritualized, Bat For Lashes, Chris Cunningham, Wu Lyf, OFWGKTA and 2manydjs on the bill for the event. The festival is being curated by Modular Recordings founder Stephen Pavlovic.

"We have played a lot of memorable shows in Australia, we first performed here in 1980, and this will be our seventh trip – but it will be our first time onstage in the Sydney Opera House," said singer Robert Smith. "We want to do something unique to mark the occasion… combining The Cure members past and present in a live filmed interpretation of our first three albums. Feels to me like it should do the trick."

In the past Lou Reed and Brian Eno have been in charge of the event.

The Cure are also due to headline this year's Bestival over the weekend of September 8-11 alongside Primal Scream and PJ Harvey. See Bestival.net for more information.

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