"More Cure than The Cure"
The Cureheads are the world's only original tribute to The Cure, they are the luckiest tribute band in the world having played to over half a million Curefans all over the world since 1990.
The Cureheads were formed in 1990. The band played its first show in Stockholm in July 1990 at Frietzfronten in St. Eriksgatan 89, an underground bar owned by a Swedish political party, and played its first large headline show at the Wave-Gothik-Treffen in 1995. The band has toured in the UK, the USA, continental Europe, and South America, playing festivals, including opening for Echo and The Bunnymen and The Pretenders at Guilfest. The band state that they strive to re-create the experience of seeing a mid to late 1980s concert by The Cure, including not only the sound, but also the wardrobe, attitude, stage, light show and various video and computer images.
The Cureheads name is taken from the Irish slang term for anyone with that "1980's mop haired 'Gothic' look".They were originally known as "Fat Bob & The Cureheads" until 2000.
Since 1990, The Cureheads has played venues including The Vic Theater in Chicago, Camden Palace in London, The Temple Bar Music Centre in Dublin, CBGB in New York, and Razzmatazz in Barcelona. The Cureheads recently played to 10,000 people ın Chile at the Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago (the old national basketball stadium of Chile). The show was recorded for national television and reported on the news, as The Cure has never played in Chile despite having a huge fanbase there.
June 2012 saw The Cureheads complete a UK tour of The O2 Academy Venues up and down the country and a Tour of South America including Paraguay and Argentina.
September 2012 Andy Anderson (the original drummer of The Cure & The Glove) Joined the Cureheads for a breif stint of 2 shows, then failed to show up at Gatwick Airport on the morning of The South American tour, costing the promoter thousands of dollars and nearly destroying the tour. The Cureheads held a competition in Argentina and auditioned local drummers, Gabrielle joined The Cureheads for the South American tour and the show went on to huge audiences. Andy Anderson has not made any sort of apology ever since.
The recent & current musicians have been pulled together from various Gothic Rock bands such as Nosferatu, Killing Miranda, Mechanical Cabaret, The Essence and The Cure (with Andy Anderson the drummer from 17 Seconds snd The Top) . The setlist consists of songs from the full recorded history of The Cure.
If you cant get to see the real Cure then let The Cureheads 'cure' you. What what better place to be 'cured' than Alt-Fest???