Over four decades of artistic legacy and the unquestionable status of an absolute legend – today we proudly and joyfully announce The Cure as the headliner of Open’er 2020. What makes the event even more special, is that this will be their only festival concert in Europe this year. It’s going to be an amazing Saturday night in Gdynia and an incredible edition of the festival. See you at Open’er!
The Cure is one of the most iconic bands in the world. Their debut album "Three Imaginary Boys" came out in 1979 and the soon released single "Boys Don't Cry" remains one of their most recognizable classics. The next two albums, "Seventeen Seconds" (1980) and "Faith" (1981) developed a fascination with darkness, which culminated on one of their most important records - "Pornography" (1982).
At that time, Robert Smith felt he had to change things, and did so by 'going pop' again. Thanks to singles like "Let’s Go To Bed", "The Walk" and "The Lovecats", The Cure fans began to associate the group with fun and dancing. Through continuous development, over the next few years, with albums "The Top" (1984), "The Head on the Door" (1985), "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" (1987) they became one of the most important and unpredictable rock bands in the world. On the one hand, they were considered as pioneers of the "cold wave" or even gothic rock. On the other, they warmed up the dance floors with hits like "Close To Me". Despite being a work of powerful brooding grandeur, the album "Disintegration" also gave rise to hit singles.
The beginning of the 90s turned out to be a leap to an even higher level of fame - all thanks to their ninth album "Wish" (with one of the greatest hits of the decade - "Friday I'm In Love") and a sold out worldwide tour. The next record "Wild Mood Swings" (1996) went straight into almost every top ten around the world. By the time they released their eleventh, highly-praised studio album "Bloodflowers" (2000), they were a legend and pop culture phenomenon. Their songs embellished the most interesting movie soundtracks, Robert Smith's distinctive image was copied all over the world, and he even had a memorable appearance in the TV cartoon show "South Park". During the next, massive world-wide tour, in 9 months they played for over a million people. In 2004 they released their twelfth, self-named album, and "4:13 Dream", their last studio record so far, came out in 2008.
In recent years, The Cure have proved themselves to be among the greatest live bands in the world; last year saw them complete an outstanding 35 date headline festival tour, confirmed by the Best Festival Headliner award at this year's NME Awards. We are all the more happy that their Open’er 2020 concert will be their only festival performance in Europe this year. See you in Gdynia!