The Cure are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their eighth studio album Disintegration this year by playing the record in full during their four-shows Vivid LIVE residency at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
But since the majority of the fans won’t be able to come to Australia for this celebratory gigs, the band decided to bring the celebration to them.
The Cure announced that they added a fifth show that will take place in front of Sydney Opera House on May 30th, and that the entire thing will be live streamed on May 30th via Facebook and YouTube. According to NME, the performance will be directed by British filmmaker and frequent collaborator of the band, Nick Wickham.
“We look forward to celebrating the anniversary of this special album with you all… …and remember: this album was mixed to be played loud… so turn it up!” – said The Cure in a statement.
Released on May 2, 1989, Disintegration was The Cure’s attempt to get back to their origins of gothic rock. It became their first major commercial success and is still the band’s highest selling record to date with more than three million copies sold worldwide.
Critics gave Disintegration mixed review at first, but the album later met with critical acclaim and found its place on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. It contains some of The Cure’s most popular songs including “Lovesong,” “Pictures Of You,” and “Lullaby.”