The Cure have announced their plans to release a new album this year. Tentatively titled "4:14 Scream", it will be the follow up to 2008's "4:13 Dream" and will be joined by a series of live concert DVDs and a 'Trilogy' style tour.
And, no, 'Trilogy' style tour doesn't mean something like a Lord of the Rings or Star Wars tribute. Back in 2002, the Cure premiered this new kind of tour where they played three of their albums- Pornography, Disintegration, and Bloodflowers- in their entirety. There was a 2011 follow up featuring Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith.
The Cure will be returning to the stage as soon as March 28th and 29th when they'll be taking over London's Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Hopefully all this new music and touring will mean the lovely Cure will be coming to New York. I didn't get a chance to see them at MSG the last time and I need a chance to redeem myself. *sigh* Besides, I hear that "Just Like Heaven" is pretty good live.