The Cure is returning to North America this summer. The 45-years-running goth-tinged Brit rock band — beloved for the yearning, heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics of Robert Smith — made its post-pandemic return to the stage last year with a European run, and now they’re bringing that energy across the Atlantic. The band’s 30-plus song Wembley Arena setlists from December are enough to have us excited for the run in general and the Philly show in specific; when they play Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, June 24th, it will be their first visit to the city since 2008.

The Scottish post-punk band The Twilight Sad joins The Cure to open all dates of the tour, and you can check out their full itinerary below. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system, and in a press release, The Cure says “THE CURE HAVE AGREED ALL TICKET PRICES, AND APART FROM A FEW HOLLYWOOD BOWL CHARITY SEATS, THERE WILL BE NO ‘PLATINUM’ OR ‘DYNAMICALLY PRICED’ TICKETS ON THIS TOUR.”

Last year, the band released a 30th-anniversary expanded edition of its landmark 1992 album Wish, built out with two discs of b-sides, remixes, demos and outtakes and more. Find out more about that here, and check out some vintage live footage below. Folks who have registered for Verified Fan get early access to tickets March 15th; the general public onsale happens March 17th at noon.

Tickets and more information on the concert can be found at WXPN’s Concerts and Events page.

The Cure - Wish Tour 1992

Tour Dates


10 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
12 Houston, TX Toyota Center
13 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
14 Austin, TX Moody Center
16 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
18 Phoenix, AZ Desert Diamond Arena
20 San Diego, CA NICU Amphitheatre
23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
27 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre


01 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
02 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
04 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
06 Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08 Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
10 Chicago, IL United Center
11 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
13 Detroit, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre
14 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
18 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
20 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
22 NEW YORK, NY Madison Square Garden
24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
25 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
29 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena


01 Miami, FL Miami-Dade Arena