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I love this band. The Cure is stopping by The Wells Fargo Center on June 24, 2023, for their “Shows of a Lost World” North American tour. There are some things you’ll need to know before you go.

They’ve remained true to their underground roots. The Cure and 64-year-old singer and songwriter, Robert Smith, are the champions of the consumer in this era of concerts. With wildly expensive ticket prices put there, Robert Smith has said enough is enough.

The Cure set ticket prices for their tour starting as low as $20. They also aggressively blocked the scalping of tickets. Many tickets still ended up being priced at $100 or over because of fees imposed by Ticketmaster. This infuriated Smith. He was actually able to get some of the fees reversed for his fans.

These champions of the common man even set their merchandise prices so reasonably, it’s almost impossible to NOT get something.

All of this is said to highlight just how great this band is to their fans. If you managed to get a ticket, you’re in for a really spectacular show. Their career-spanning setlist is sure to satisfy everyone in the audience. Young or old, fan or not, if you’re going, you’re going to have a great time.

So here are some things you’ll need to know before you head over to the Wells Fargo Center to see The Cure:

  • You're Going To Get Your Money's Worth

    The Cure Performs At North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images

    The band’s setlist spans their career. They play everything from popular hits to deep cuts. The show spans nearly THREE hours, so make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes. They actually play a few songs that haven’t been performed live since the eighties.

  • Their New Album Has Been Delayed

    The Cure Performs At North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images

    The Cure open their show with a song called “Alone,” a track expected to appear on the band’s delayed new album Songs of a Lost Word. It’s one of five new, unreleased songs they perform. This new album was announced back in 2021, and may be set to come out this year. Prior to this unreleased LP, the band’s most recent album release happened back in 2008 with 4:13 Dream.

  • Prepare To Pay For Parking

    What Is With The Price Of Parking At Concerts In Philadelphia?

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    We’re not sure why the lots around the stadium area have been doing this, but they’re really jacking prices lately. Parking for the Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks show was priced as high as $60 a car. Robert Smith is a champion of reasonable prices, but he can’t really control the rates these independent lots charge. So prepare for the worst and hope for the best!

  • They Have Two Encores

    The Cure performs at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images

    Again, emphasis on comfortable shoes. The show is long, but it’s epic. The main set is followed by two encores. If you’re a fan of the super big hits, you’ll have to stay for the second encore, because that’s when they play songs like “Friday I’m In Love,” and “Just Like Heaven.”

  • This Is Their First American Tour In 7 Years

    The Cure Performs At North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images

    It’s been a while since this act has come our way. And they’re back with a vengeance. The band is as lively as ever and put on a really great show.

  • You Can Still Find Tickets

    The Cure Performs At North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images

    There are still some tickets out there. They aren’t selling for as low as $20 as the band intended, but if you’re desperate to see the show, you still have a chance. Keep an eye on pricing and snag some last-minute tickets!

  • Keep Up To Date On The Arena's Policies

    Wells Fargo Center

    Photo by Wells Fargo Center

    If you have any questions regarding bag policy, guest services, or the like, visit the Wells Fargo Center website. They have pretty much everything you need in terms of logistical questions.

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