The Cure Prepares Concert Box Set for Fall Release, Post-pones New Album

Last summer Robert Smith curated the Meltdown festival in the UK with handpicked acts ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Nine In Nails to The Church. The Cure, of course, headlined but were billed as CURÆTION-25 so as not to violate a contract for its massive headlining slot a few weeks later in London’s Hyde Park. Both shows are being combined for a DVD/Blu-Ray release this October to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. The setlists are expectedly massive, showcasing every idiosyncratic incarnation of the band.

Smith recently revealed an update for the band’s progress on its first new album in 11 years in an interview at the Fuji Rock Festival, claiming that the record will be delayed until next year. He had originally claimed it would be out close to Halloween this year. Even casual Cure fans know not to trust anything the man says with regard to release timelines.

Siouxsie Sioux’s Live Return at Ono-curated MeltdownFestival

Siouxsie Sioux returned from a five-year live hiatus with two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown Festival in London this past weekend. She played her legendary former band’s album Kaleidoscope in its entirety with a few other fan favorites sprinkled in. Even though the Banshees’ classic “Spellbound” was on the set list to close the first night, Siouxsie didn’t play it. Thankfully, it made the second night’s set. Siouxsie looks and sounds amazing. [via Slicing Up Eyeballs]