The Cure announce 40th anniversary show with Interpol, RIDE, Slowdive, Editors, Goldfrapp…

Oftentimes we long for the days when we would see a concert lineup and immediately let out an audible “Oh shit!”

Well, we yelped one or two or a dozen of them this morning, as The Cure’s massive 40th anniversary show in London this summer has us already scouring Kayak for the cheapest flights across the Atlantic.

The Cure’s headlining show, going down July 7 at Hyde Park, also stars NYC post-punk revivalists Interpol, shoegaze legends RIDE and Slowdive (yes, both of them), grandiose aughts-rock lads Editors, electronic-pop group Goldfrapp, and Scottish indie trio The Twilight Sad. The flyer states that even more acts will be announced but we’re not sure we could even handle this as it is.

Stay tuned for more details, and revisit our story on long-gone Allston venue The Underground, which hosted one of The Cure’s first ever North American shows on April 20, 1980, on the eve of Robert Smith’s 21st birthday. Featured image up top from Kino Digital Video, the archive collection of Jan Crocker.