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Boys don't cry, except when it's with the Cure 

Wednesday, May 28 2008

When the Cure canceled last year's entire North American tour at the last minute, the news was enough to make longtime fans smear their lipstick and wear their best mopey Robert Smith impression for days. But fear not: Like the legendary English band's music, the doom-and-gloom news came with a sugary silver lining. The tour was postponed so the band could finish its long-awaited 13th album, due September 13. The new material comes with the requisite Internet gimmick, wherein four new singles will be released, one at a time, on the 13th of each month. If first track "The Only One" is any indication, the Cure's sound is a bit more rocking and guitar-oriented now. But longtime fans shouldn't worry that the group's only area show will be a departure: with longtime members Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, and even Porl Thompson gracing the lineup again, they should be breaking out all the hits that made your first kiss, joint, or prom so memorable.

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