Why does The Cure's Robert Smith wear big, clunky basketball sneakers? Comfort? Style? Ankle Support?
But looking at The Cure's just announced North American dates of their 2007 world tour that'll make a stop at Seattle's very own Key Arena on October 8, the answer could very well be that the legendary UK mopesters want to bring their A-game onstage, performing in the homes of many college and professional basketball teams.
Pre-show pick-up (and let-down) games?:
09-17 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena - Charlotte Bobcats 09-19 Washington, DC - Patriot Center - George Mason University Patriots 09-21 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum - Philadelphia 76ers 09-23 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden - New York Knicks 09-27 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre - Toronto Raptors 10-08 Seattle, WA - Key Arena - Seattle Supersonics 10-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place - former home to Vancouver Grizzlies 10-13 San Diego, CA - Cox Arena - San Diego State University Aztecs 10-16 Houston, TX - Toyota Center - Houston Rockets 10-17 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - Dallas Mavericks