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The clouds haven’t broken in Chicago for days, and the incessant rain continues to test all our best waterproof eyeliners and mascaras, which has inadvertently primed us for new music from The Cure. The band is out on tour with fellow gloom-rockers The Twilight Sad, and according to Overblown, their recent stop in New Orleans featured the debut of two new songs. The first is “Step Into The Light,” which sounds like a bit of a taunt from where we’re sitting, but is really just a classic Cure track.

“Step Into The Light” was accompanied by a similarly brooding song called “It Can Never Be The Same.” (These are unofficial titles.) It’s a swirl of synth, bass, and distortion, and yes, we’re still thinking about these damn rain clouds overhead. Anyway, we’ve included the North American tour dates below.

The Cure North American Tour Dates

May 13—Frank Erwin Center—Austin, TX
May 14—Toyota Center—Houston, TX
May 15—American Airlines Center–Dallas, TX
May 17—Don Haskins Center—El Paso, TX
May 19—The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan—Las Vegas, NV
May 20—Sleep Train Amphitheater—Chula Vista, CA
May 22-24—The Hollywood Bowl—Los Angeles, CA
May 26—Shoreline Amphitheatre—Mountain View, CA
May 31—Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park—Vancouver, British Columbia
June 3—Maverik Center—Salt Lake City, UT
June 5—Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre—Denver, CO
June 8—Starlight Theatre—Kansas City, MO
June 10-11—UIC Pavilion—Chicago, IL
June 12—Bestival—Toronto, Ontario
June 14— Bell Centre—Montreal, Quebec
June 16—Agganis Arena at Boston University—Boston, MA
June 18-20—Madison Square Garden—New York, NY
June 22—Merriweather Post Pavilion—Columbia, MD
June 24—Aarons Amphitheater Lakewood—Atlanta, GA
June 26-27—Bayfront Park Amphitheater—Miami, FL
July 16-17—Neal S. Blaisdell Arena—Honolulu, HI

[via Pitchfork]