4600 Starlight Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64132

Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, the Cure was one of the most enduring and popular. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became famous for their slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance. At the outset, they played jagged, edgy pop songs and they slowly evolved into a more textured outfit. As one of the bands that laid the seeds for goth rock, the group created towering layers of guitars and synthesizers. By the end of the '80s, the Cure had crossed over into the mainstream not only in their native England, but also in the United States and in various parts of Europe.

Official Website: http://www.kcstarlight.com/concerts/the_cure.aspx

Added by Upcoming Robot on September 29, 2007