The Cure announce first Scottish gig in 27 years

The Cure have announced their first Scottish gig in 27 years, with an appearance at Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019.

The goth-pop superstars will be joined by local heroes Mogwai and The Twilight Sad on Friday, August 16.

The Cure’s 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 a career now entering its fifth decade.

Throughout this time The Cure have performed around 1,500 concerts, made 13 studio albums and more than 40 singles, and with new releases imminent, 2019’s line-up of frontman Robert Smith along with long-time band members Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O’Donnell (keyboard) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) are riding high.

Following a 27-year absence from the Scottish live scene, the band’s return is definitely one not to be missed!

As mentioned above, Glasgow’s very own Mogwai will support The Cure for their Glasgow Summer Sessions date on 16 August, marking the four-piece’s return to their home city after their impressive show at The SSE Hydro in 2017.

Fellow Scots The Twilight Sad, who have previously supported The Cure and even been named one of Robert Smith’s all time favourite bands, are also announced.

Their upcoming fifth studio album is due in January 2019, meaning the Glasgow crowd can expect exciting new music from the ever-evolving band who are currently touring the USA to great acclaim. Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable, who just last month released new album AAARTH, will open the show on 16 August and their set is also a must-see.

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 and

Tickets strictly limited to four per person. Please note that the lead bookers name will be assigned to all tickets.


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