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The Cure Baltimore concert will take place on June 22, 2016 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970’s with their debut album Three Imaginary Boys; this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980’s, the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music was a staple of the emerging gothic rock genre.

After the release of 1982’s P*rn*graphy, the band’s future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the single “Let’s Go to Bed” released the same year, Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band’s music and their popularity increased as the decade wore on, with songs like “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m in Love”. The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004 and have released thirteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles during their career.

The Cure are often identified with the gothic rock genre, and are viewed as one of the form’s definitive bands. However, the band has routinely rejected classification, particularly as a gothic rock band. Robert Smith said in 2006, “It’s so pitiful when ‘goth’ is still tagged onto the name the Cure”, and added, “We’re not categorisable. I suppose we were post-punk when we came out, but in total it’s impossible. I just play Cure music, whatever that is.” Smith has also expressed his distaste for gothic rock, describing it as “incredibly dull and monotonous. A dirge, really.” While typically viewed as producers of dark and gloomy music, the Cure have also yielded a number of upbeat songs. Spin has said “the Cure have always been an either/or sort of band: either […] Robert Smith is wallowing in gothic sadness or he’s licking sticky-sweet cotton-candy pop off his lipstick-stained fingers.”

Read more about The Cure at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure.