Mascara-daubed gothic pop vets the Cure have been talking about releasing a sequel to 2008's 4:13 Dream for years now, and it looks as if it finally might materialize this year, along with an impending tour and a couple of live DVDs.
A press release reveals that the album is tentatively titled 4:14 Scream. The material dates back to the same sessions as 4:13 Dream, and frontman Robert Smith previously referred to it as "half-finished" as of a few years ago.
The band further plan to release what an announcement calls "a series of live concert DVDs." There's no word as to which shows these will feature.
As for the planned tour, the Cure will be embarking on another instalment of their "Trilogy" tour. This means that they will be playing three albums in their entirety: 1984's The Top, 1985's The Head on the Door and 1987's Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.
They plan to take this tour "around the world in late 2014." Before then, the Cure will play two Teenage Cancer Trust shows at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 28 and 29.
All of this activity marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the Cure's debut album, 1979's Three Imaginary Boys. Stay tuned for further updates from the group.