The Cure add shows to North American tour

There are extra shows in New York and San Jose

The Cure have added two shows to their forthcoming tour of the US and Canada, which is likely to coincide with the release of their new album.

The band have hinted they’re aiming for an April/May release for the record, which they have been working on since 2006.

Set to be the band’s 14th album, it was originally supposed to be released in May 2007 but got pushed back while Smith continued to write new songs.

It’s expected to be released as a double disc set, with CD self-produced.

The dates are:

Washington, DC Patriot Center (May 9)

Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum (10)

Boston, MA Agganis Arena (12)

Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre (14)

Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre (15)

Chicago, IL Allstate Arena (17)

Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre (19)

Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (21)

Salt Lake City, UT E Center (23)

George, WA Sasquatch! Festival (25)

Vancouver, British Columbia General Motors Place (26)

San Jose, CA HP Pavilion (28)

Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl (29)

Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (31)

San Diego, CA Cox Arena (June 3)

Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre (4)

Dallas, TX American Airlines Center (6)

Austin, TX Austin Music Hall (8)

Houston, TX Toyota Center (9)

Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum (11)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center (13)

Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center (15)

Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena (16)

Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University (18)

New York, NY Madison Square Garden (20)

New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (21)

By our New York staff.

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