I just received some good news.
The Cure have rescheduled their fall tour for late spring/early summer 2008.
They did this retooling of the dates so they had time to finish their new CD, which is slated to hit stores in spring 2008.
The best part of all this news is the new list of concert dates includes a June 18, 2008 stop in Cleveland. The venue hasn't been specified, but Cleveland sure is a shorter drive than Atlanta or Chicago.
If The Cure were smart, they would play Blossom Music Center. I don't believe they are as big a draw as they once were. I saw them in 1996 at the Gund Arena and the place wasn't nearly full. It also amazes me that I'm recommending anyone or anything go to Blossom. Again, Blossom is a excellent venue located in a beautiful park, but the ingress and egress to that venue is awful. Just ask the many Rush fans who were caught in a traffic jam on Aug. 30 on the roads surrounding Blossom. Thank goodness I made it to my lawn seat about 5 minutes before showtime.
The Cure also could play the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City, but that place isn't the greatest. I saw Heaven & Hell there back in May and wasn't impressed by the venue. It has Jacobs Field and Quicken Loans Arena on the one side and a wasteland (where I parked) on the other.
As I write this, I'm listening to "The Snakepit" from The Cure's 1987 CD, "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me."
I'm looking forward to a new disc from The Cure. The last album they released, called "The Cure," in June 2004, wasn't too well-received by the fans. The album has some solid tracks, but overall wasn't a classic. I like the songs "Anniversary" and "The Promise" but other than those, the disc is sort of weak.
Don't forget Bruce Springsteen has a new album out Oct. 2 entitled, "Magic." I read online the disc was leaked on to the Internet. The story said it might have been Springsteen's camp that did the leaking so fans could familiarize themselves with the new music before the tour starts Oct. 2. Springsteen plays Quicken Loans Arena Nov. 4.
The Cult plans to release a new disc, "Born Into This," in early October. So far, no local Cult tour dates have been announced.
Annie Lennox will release her new CD, "Songs of Mass Destruction" on Oct. 2. This disc is already receiving great reviews online.
Looks like Oct. 2 is the day for new releases.