It looks like the third times a charm for guitarist Porl Thompson. After the recent departure of Perry Bamonte and Roger O’Donnell from The Cure, the band was in need of a quick replacement for their upcoming summertime shows. After leaving the band nearly 12 years ago, Porl is back! Thompson is no stranger to Cure fans, as he performed on several of the group’s finest releases, including Disintegration and Wish.
A statement on the band’s official website reads: “We are delighted to announce the return of guitarist Porl Thompson for the cure shows this summer! This will be Porl's third time in the band - he first played from 1976 to 1978, and then again from 1983 to 1993 and it's a real pleasure to have him back once more!”
As a former dedicated Cure fan, I am anxious to hear the impact that Thompson’s return has on their music. Their first gig with the revised lineup takes place at this year’s Benicassim Festival in Spain on August 5.