Sydneysiders are in for a big treat at this year’s Vivid Live music festival.
Rock giants The Cure announced on Tuesday that the 30th anniversary celebrations of their hit Disintegration album will be premiered at the Sydney Opera House in May.
The group will play four concerts, on May 24, 25, 27 and 28, at annual Vivid Live.
The band will play the bestselling album Disintegration in its entirety, along with a slew of other hits and obscure ‘B-sides’ from its extensive back catalogue.
The Opera House has opened a ballot, which runs until Sunday, for the opportunity to buy tickets to the show, with successful applicants chosen at random.
Tickets will cost between $99 to $249, plus booking fees.
Lead singer Robert Smith, 59, said in a statement: ‘Vivid Live is a wonderful international event. Our Reflections shows in 2011 were truly memorable experiences.
‘And with the excitement surrounding those early album performances in mind, we are more than delighted to be announcing our return in May 2019 to present the world premiere of Disintegration – 30th Anniversary.’
Disintegration, released in 1989, was the band’s eighth studio album and its biggest-selling, shifting more than three million copies around the world.