The Cure To Headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019

22 October 2018, 17:04 | Updated: 22 October 2018, 17:52

Robert Smith and co will return to the stage in Scotland for the first time in 27 years next summer.

The Cure have been announced for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019.

Robert Smith and co will be set to headline the Scottish festival on Friday 16 August 2019, playing their first Scottish gig in 27 years.

The news also marks their first UK date announcement of 2019.

Their appearance at Glasgow Summer Sessions is part of a very select and special run of headline spots at major festivals all over the world during 2019 to celebrate 40 years in the music business.

The Cure frontman Robert Smith performs on stage as part of the MTV Icon on 2004 tribute
The Cure frontman Robert Smith performs on stage as part of the MTV Icon on 2004 tribute. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

The last time the Boys Don't Cry rockers played the country was their gig at The Edinburgh Playhouse in 21 November 1992.

Glasgow’s Mogwai will support The Cure on the date along with fellow-scots The Twilight Sad and Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable.

General Admission tickets cost £59.50 + booking fee and VIP tickets cost £95 + booking fee.

Tickets go on sale Friday 26 October at 9am from www.smmrsessions.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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