The Treatment debuted a brand new music known as ‘Another Happy Birthday’ throughout their first present on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles yesterday (Could 23).
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The band are performing three nights on the venue as a part of their North American tour, which kicked off earlier this month, with the subsequent two reveals scheduled for immediately (Could 24) and tomorrow (Could 25).
The plaintive new observe opens with an prolonged instrumental part and mournful piano earlier than frontman Robert Smith sings: “It’s harder to hold on / With every passing year / As the memories fade / You slowly disappear.”
“And your birthday is the worst day / I’m singing to a ghost / Happy birthday / I forget how it goes,” he goes on. Watch the efficiency under.
It’s potential the brand new music dates all the way in which again to 1997, with Smith having talked about the observe identify in an interview with MTV on the time, which he described as “unlike anything the Cure have done before. It’s not a verse-chorus-verse type of song, but more fluid”.
Final yr, The Treatment debuted plenty of new songs on their European tour. On the first present of the tour in Latvia on October 6, the band debuted ‘Alone’ and ‘Endsong’, marking their first new materials since 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’ album.
‘And Nothing Is Forever’ was then debuted in Sweden, earlier than Polish followers had been launched to ‘I Can Never Say Goodbye’. A fifth new observe, ‘A Fragile Thing’, was then carried out in Italy.
Again in Could, the band’s North American tour confronted logistical issues earlier than it even began. The Treatment initially stated that tickets for the US tour is not going to be “transferable” to minimise resale and “keep prices at face value”.
Smith, nevertheless, stated he was “sickened” by excessive Ticketmaster charges after some followers reported that the charges exceeded the value of precise tickets.
He subsequently pushed Ticketmaster to provide a reimbursement for “unduly high” costs and requested the ticketing platform to clarify why tickets within the promised face worth ticket change had been “weird” and “over priced”. Smith later confirmed that the band cancelled 7,000 tickets discovered on secondary resale web sites in a bid to sort out touts.
Reside Nation’s CEO later addressed the ticketing controversy and rising gig costs throughout a podcast interview.
Reviewing The Treatment in London this December, NME described the present as “an unusual, but thrilling festive party”.
Smith has beforehand teased The Treatment’s subsequent report to NME as a darkish, “merciless, relentless” piece, impressed by a interval of nice loss and in an analogous spirit to their 1989 gothic art-rock album ‘Disintegration’.