The Cure Performing Three Albums @ Vivid Live
It only takes the addition of one intriguing, even rare spectacle to a lineup to rescue your festival from the depths of obscurity and catapult it to the forefront of today’s hottest industry gossip.
Sydney, Australia’s Vivid Live Festival, which takes place May 27th to June 6th at the infamous Sydney Opera House, has built a strong lineup for attendees this year, without forgetting to add some unique flavor to the performances.
The lead flavor is undoubtedly the announcement that goth-rock staples The Cure will not only be performing, but particularly playing their first three studio albums in consecutive order, on May 31st and June 1st of the event. This “Reflections” event, as it has been dubbed, features their albums Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981). Past and present members of the band will be in attendance, while the entire spotlight will be recorded for DVD.
The festival is the live music child of Stephen Pavlovic, head of the Modular music label, who can also take a lot of credit in the arrangement of what will be one of the most unforgettable moments for an unforgettable band.
Needless to say, a live recording of a performance is a marginal indication that this is an important moment for the band’s history. Enough at least, to draw former members all the way south to Australia.
Speaking of marginalization, there is no forgetting the rest of Vivid Live’s lineup, which includes a DJ performance by the Avalanches, Cut Copy, Bat for Lashes, OFWGKTA, Architecture in Helsinki and 2ManyDJ’s, among many others.