The Cure have announced that they will soon be auctioning off a selection special shirts from Robert Smith’s Disintegration era wardrobe. So, ladies and gentlemen, get those bids in quick!
In aid of charity, the band have announced through their social media that the shirt, which Smith had made for the band’s 1989 Prayer tour, he wore them at every show and has made sure to sign the cuffs of each one up for auction.
Going under the hammer at Bonhams next month the shirts are expected to sell for between £600-£800, but we think it may be a little over that. Such is fans devotion to this moment in The Cure’s glittering career.
It was even worn some 30 years later in honour of that tour when The Cure played the album in full across 5 special nights at the Sydney Opera House.
I DUG THEM OUT, HAD THE TAILS SHORTENED BY A COUPLE OF INCHES(!) AND WORE THEM AGAIN FOR THE SOH VIVID FESTIVAL DISINTEGRATION SHOWS EARLIER THIS YEAR… I SIGNED THE CUFF OF THIS ONE FOR THE BONHAMS OXFAM AUCTION ON 17TH DECEMBER” ROBERT NOVEMBER 2019https://t.co/Y3ieXoYQwH pic.twitter.com/3465M3XJzV— The Cure (@thecure) November 19, 2019
“I had five of these shirts made in 1989 for The Cure Prayer tour, and wore them at every show,” Smith commented.
“I dug them out, had the tails shortened by a couple of inches and wore them again for the Disintegration shows earlier this year.”
The shirt will reach auction on December 17th – get bidding.