Simon Gallup Says He's Back in the Cure Two Months After Announcing Departure

The bassist had previously announced his plans to quit on Facebook, citing "betrayal"

Photo: Stephen McGill

BY Kaelen BellPublished Oct 15, 2021

Simon Gallup has apparently rejoined the Cure — or maybe he never really left? — after previously announcing his departure on Facebook in August

A few of days ago, Gallup's new band Alice Blue Gown posted a photo of the bassist on their Facebook page. In the comments, a fan asked, "Is Simon still a member of the Cure?" to which Gallup himself responded, "Yes I am."

Gallup's reply was sent from the same personal account that he used to announce his departure originally, so it appears to be legit. 

Back in August, Gallup wrote on his page, "With a heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all…" When a fan asked whether his stepping down was health-related, Gallup replied, "I'm ok… just got fed up of betrayal." 

Besides frontman Robert Smith, Gallup is the longest-running member of the band and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside them in 2019.

The Cure's most recent studio album was 2008's 4:13 Dream. In June of this year, Smith told Zane Lowe that two new albums were currently in-process, saying "one of them's very, very doom and gloom and the other one isn't."

Check out a tweet that archived the exchange below.

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