Words & Deeds

Rock band The Cure to perform Boise concert

Robert Smith of The Cure shown in 2013 at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans.
Robert Smith of The Cure shown in 2013 at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans. Invision/AP

It’s going to be “Friday I’m in Love” this week for fans of The Cure.

Known for its often gloomy yet accessible music, the British rock group is coming to CenturyLink Arena — and tickets go on sale Dec 18.

The concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016. It marks The Cure’s first trip to Boise, despite tens of millions of albums sold and a career that stretches back to the 1970s.

The show is expected to last four hours. First is an opening set from The Twilight Sad. Then comes a three-hour onslaught from The Cure. Recent setlists have featured 40 or more songs, including hits such as “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong” and “Why Can’t I Be You.”

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday for $25-$75 at 208-331-8497, www.centurylinkarenaboise.com, www.cttouringid.com or at the Centurylink box office. Join a “CTTouring Insiders” list for a Dec. 17 presale by emailing info@cttouringid.com.

Driven by frontman Robert Smith’s gothic imagery and instantly recognizable alt-pop sound, The Cure’s music is an iconic part of ’80s culture. So it’s not entirely surprising that next year’s tour is generating buzz nationwide. Multiple nights at large arenas in Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Chicago have sold out in advance.

“Some very cool things and stars had to align to have The Cure play Centurylink Arena with only 4,874 seats available for sale,” says Creston Thornton, owner of promoter CTTouring. “We are very excited to bring this amazing artist to Boise in such an intimate venue.”

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