The Cure announce UK & Irish dates for 2022

6 December 2021, 11:27 | Updated: 6 December 2021, 21:00

The Cure 2021
The Cure have announced UK dates for 2022. Picture: Andy Vella/Press

By Jenny Mensah

Robert Smith and co have announced live dates in the UK and Europe next year. Find out when they are visiting the UK and how to buy tickets.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The Cure have announced UK and Irish tour dates for 2022.

The Boys Don't Cry rockers have confirmed 44 dates across Europe in total so far, with UK and Irish shows plotted for December next year. The band have also confirmed that the dates will feature a "New 135-minute show" in support of a "New 67-minute album".

Robert Smith and co will start off their UK and Irish dates on the 1st December 2022 at Dublin's 3Arena and cap them off with a show on 11th December at London's SSE Arena.

Find out where The Cure are headed on their UK and Irish tour dates and how to buy tickets.

What are The Cure's 2022 tour dates?

  • 1st December 2022: 3Arena, Dublin
  • 2nd December 2022: SSE Arena, Belfast
  • 4th December 2022: OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow
  • 6th December 2022: First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 7th December 2022: Utilita Arena, Birmingham
  • 8th December 2022: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 11th December 2022: SSE Arena, Wembley

View The Cure's full tour dates here.

When do The Cure tickets go on sale?

The Cure's Dublin and Belfast dates have a pre-sale on Wednesday 8 December at 9am and go on general sale at 9am on Friday 10 December.

Tickets for Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff and London go on general sale at 10am on Friday 10 December. Check individual ticket links for pre-sale info.

Visit for more information on how to buy tickets.

READ MORE: Bassist Simon Gallup confirms he's still a member of The Cure

The dates will mark The Cure's first UK gigs since their 2019 Glasgow show and their first European tour since 2016.

It's now 13 years since the last Cure album, 2008's 4:13 Dream and frontman Robert Smith claimed that new material has been completed and that there are enough songs for two albums: "One of them’s very, very doom and gloom and the other one isn’t," he told Apple Music 1 in June.

However, the singer also hinted that the album could be their very last.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Smith said: "The new Cure stuff is very emotional. It’s 10 years of life distilled into a couple of hours of intense stuff.

"And I can’t think we’ll ever do anything else. I definitely can’t do this again."

It's not the first time that Smith has threatened to call time on The Cure. 2000's Bloodflowers was their final album for the Fiction label and was widely touted as their final piece of work. However, three years later, they went into the studio to work with producer Ross Robinson on what became their 2004 self-titled LP.

Robert Smith in 1985 and the reissue of Boys Don't Cry

The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry: why this classic song wasn’t a hit first time

Robert Smith of The Cure in 1985

The Cure's Close To Me has a harrowing back-story

The Cure and Bananarama on TV in 1985

The Cure drunk dancing with Bananarama on TV is brilliant

The Cure in 1987

Where did The Cure get their name from?

Robert Smith of The Cure in 1989

How a wedding gift gave The Cure their biggest US hit


Listen to Radio X on Global Player: Podcasts Playlists and more!

Three artists with new material on the way in 2022: Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher and Gang Of Youths

The most anticipated new albums of 2022

The Wombats - Song CV

The Wombats break down their most iconic songs

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney return for Ozark 4

Ozark season 4: Netflix release date, trailer cast and more

Stephen Graham stars in Boiling Point

How to watch Boiling Point starring Stephen Graham in the UK