Lol Tolhurst is a founding member of The Cure, and he played keyboards with Robert Smith and company until his departure from the band in 1989. Last fall, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, a memoir of his life as a musician.
The book brings him to DC next week for special appearances at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St. NE, DC) on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
In October, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys via Da Capo Press. The Washington Times praised it, saying, “Part rock bio and part cautionary tale, [Cured] is easily the best rock book in some time.” Buy it now on Amazon.
Now living in Los Angeles, Lol will visit DC on Feb. 21 and 22 for two nights of events. First, he will hold a book reading and signing at Songbyrd on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Admission to the event is free.
Watch Lol Tolhurst discuss his memoir in September, thanks to Quercus Books, on YouTube:
Of course, The Cure have sold more than 27 million albums worldwide and received 40 platinum and gold records in every major territory, and Lol was on the frontlines for ground-breaking albums Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, and Pornography. And so, it would be a shame if Lol didn’t share some music with us while he’s visiting!
Well, have no fear. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Lol hosts a VIP meet and greet that will include a spoken word performance at Little Miss Whiskey’s. He will answer questions, sign photographs, and pose for pictures as well. Buy a ticket online for this VIP opportunity at http://www.loltolhurst.com/store. Space is limited to 100 people.
Starting at 9pm, doors at Little Miss Whiskey’s open to the public and Lol will spin a free DJ set as part of the recurring dance party Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Admission is free after 9pm but no photos or autographs permitted after that time.
Make plans to be Cured with Lol next week!