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The Cure’s 2016 tour to stop in Kansas City

Robert Smith of the Cure
Robert Smith of the Cure

Robert Smith kept his word. His band, the Cure, is returning to Starlight Theatre.

The British rock band has announced its 2016 North America tour, and it includes a stop at Starlight on June 8, a Wednesday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Cure’s previous show at Starlight was in May 2008. Smith was ill and hoarse, but he delivered a nearly three-hour show that comprised 30 songs. (Here’s the set list.)

He apologized for not being at full strength but said the band would return to Kansas City on its next tour. Nearly eight years later, he will fulfill his vow.

According to the band’s website, on this tour the Cure will “explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the ‘must see’ show of the year!”

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain