Fire In Cairo - a tribute to The Cure

Band to play Róisín Dubh this week

Fire In Cairo.

Fire In Cairo.

FEW BANDS from the post-punk scene of the late 1970s have proved as enduring, as popular, or as influential as The Cure, whose fusion of Goth, punk, pop, and new wave, was swignificant in the development of indie music.

Similarly, few bands of their era boast such outstanding singles as 'Boys Don't Cry', 'The Love Cats', 'Inbetween Days', 'Close to Me', 'Just Like Heaven', and 'Friday I'm In Love', while albums such as Pornography (1982 ), The Head On The Door (1985 ), and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987 ) are among the finest of that decade. More recently The Cure has been touring again to great acclaim and a new album is possible for later this year.

Cure fans impatient to see the band can, in the meantime, look forward to Irish tribute band, Fire In Cairo, who play the Róisín Dubh on Friday March 8 at 9pm. The breath and range of material covered is impressive, as is the musicianship and execution of the songs. The band also toured Ireland with Cure co-founder Lol Tolhurst.

"It all happened pretty organically," said guitarist Manolis Pates. "Our Dublin promoter was looking to bring Lol's book tour here and suggested we play after him each night. Once we were put in contact, he agreed to possibly get up and do a song. We actually managed to get him playing on four songs, I think he really enjoyed it."

Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net; the Ticket Desk at [email protected], Shop Street; and The Róisín Dubh.

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