THE CURE will play their first Scottish gig in 27 years at 2019’s Glasgow Summer Sessions.
The band were today announced as the first headliners for next year’s event, which will see thousands of music fans descend on Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park.
The lineup for the show, on Friday August 16, will also feature Scots bands Mogwai and The Twilight Sad, as well as Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable.
The Cure last performed in Scotland in 1992, with four dates north of the border.
They played Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands and Dundee’s Caird Hall, as well as two nights at Edinburgh’s Playhouse.
Following the announcement, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite said: “When The Cure last played Scotland in 1992, I went to all four shows, skiving school at least once.
“If I’d known that the wait to see them play here again would be so long, I’d have been very shocked.
“I’d have been even more shocked but more so delighted that I’d be in a band opening for them 27 years later. I’m beyond excited and honoured to be part of this bill.
“The Cure are my favourite band and getting to play with them in our home town alongside our great friends The Twilight Sad is something really special.”
James Graham of The Twilight Sad said: “Having toured the world with The Cure over the past few years, the one question we’re always asked when we come home is ‘When are The Cure coming to Glasgow? Have a word with Robert please!’.
“We’re delighted that we can now share the stage with one of our favourite bands in our home town.”
The Cure’s first ever Scottish festival appearance is part of a select run of shows the band are playing next year to celebrate a career spanning over four decades.
The band, who are famous for hits including Friday I’m In Love, Boys Don’t Cry and Just Like Heaven, release their fifth studio album in January.