Robert Smith says The Cure is working on a new album.
The 62-year-old singer-songwriter assured fans that he and his bandmates plan to have new music to perform once they hit the road again on tour and revealed that his desire to release a new album was “overwhelming”.
He tweeted: “We’ll be performing songs from a new album at our next play…or we won’t perform at all! And I really want to perform…so that means…
“It means my desire to release a new album is overwhelming!”
The band are now under pressure to complete a new record as they are due to go on tour in October.
The group “Friday I’m In Love” will kick off the 44-date European and UK tour in Riga, Latvia on October 6, before wrapping up five shows in Britain at London’s SSE Arena on December 11.
It was previously revealed that fans will be treated to a 135-minute show and a new ’67 Minutes’ album has also been mooted, which would mark the band’s first record since 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’.
The band has confirmed that the tour line-up will include bassist Simon Gallup, who said in August he left the band “with a bit of a heavy heart” as he was “fed up with the betrayal”. Two months later, however, he appeared to confirm that he had joined The Cure.