By Scott T. Sterling
After selling out two charity shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in mere minutes, The Cure have announced “a very busy 2014.”
The goth rock legends’ year will include a new album and the next edition of the band’s long-running “Trilogy” series of shows, where the group plays three classic albums in their entirety.
According to a press release, The Cure will release the band’s 14th studio album, tentatively titled 4:14 Scream, which was recorded during the same time as 2008 full-length, 4:13 Wish.
Fans of The Cure can also anticipate the next run of “Trilogy” shows to happen near the end of 2014. For the third edition of this tour, frontman Robert Smith and company will perform ’80s records The Top, The Head on the Door (which included the band’s first Billboard Hot 100 hit in America, “In Between Days“) and sprawling double-album opus, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, from front to back.
On the 2011 “Trilogy” tour, the band played Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith.
The Royal Albert Hall shows set for March 28 and 29 will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, and will mark 35 years since The Cure’s 1979 debut album, the aforementioned Three Imaginary Boys.