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Catching up with The Cure

The_cureThey've been around 30 years, sure, but you expect a respected 80s act like The Cure to earn praise beyond "healthy" and "dependable" for a live performance.

The band, in the middle of a four-month world tour, hit Chicago over the weekend. But the Sun-Times reviewer was thrifty (cranky even?) with the compliments.

"... Followers were thrilled to fill the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, but to the wider world this was a non-event. That's because ... rock fans still prefer our pop stars mysterious and ephemeral. In contrast, years of grinding out albums and circling the globe has made the Cure seem workmanlike."

Click here to read the full review, but it will leave you shaking your head. The Cure plays Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum on June 11. Click here to see the full list of remaining tour stops.

[2004 Times photo]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:33pm]


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