Sydney Opera House festival headliners The Cure add fifth show to be streamed globally
May 2, 2019

Revered goth rockers The Cure are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal Disintegration record today by adding a fifth concert to their Vivid Live headlining run at the Sydney Opera House.

And the better news for fans who missed out on tickets to the special shows: the band have agreed to stream their May 30 show to the world.

The Cure to headline Vivid Live

British pop rock band The Cure. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Tens of thousands of fans crashed the Sydney Opera House site when the ballot for tickets opened in February.

Those who registered but missed out on tickets for the previous four concerts will automatically be entered into the draw to be in the running to buy tickets for this final show.

They will be notified on May 3 if they have been chosen at random to buy tickets.

The Cure’s enigmatic frontman Robert Smith was hilariously deadpan on the red carpet for the band’s recent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

When an effusively enthusiastic interviewer quizzed Smith if he was as “excited as I am”, the rocker scratched his face and responded: “Um, by the sounds of it, no.”

He may have to get used to ebullient fanboys and girls when the band commands the Vivid stage later this month.

“With The Cure’s ascension into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the overwhelming demand for tickets to their exclusive Vivid LIVE Disintegration 30th anniversary performances, it seems the already huge reservoir of love for the band is hitting a new level,” the festival’s curator Ben Marshall said.

The final concert will be streamed via the Opera House’s Facebook and YouTube channels and available on demand for a limited time after the performance.