The Cure bassist Simon Gallup was forced to pull out of Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival after a “serious personal situation,” but rather than cancel the show, Gallup’s son Eden stepped up to the plate.
The festival, which took place over the weekend, saw The Cure headlining the festival’s Green Stage on Sunday with Simon’s son, Eden. “A serious personal situation affecting our bassist Simon arose after the Paleo Festival show on Thursday, and as a consequence Simon was unable to travel with us to Japan,” the band explained in a statement. “Very reluctant to disappoint our wonderful Japanese fans, and after much discussion, we decided to go ahead with our ‘Fuji Festival’ headline on Sunday.”
Check out the statement in full alongside some clips from the performance below.
— The Cure (@thecure) July 28, 2019
— The Cure México (@TheCureMexico) July 28, 2019
The Cure / Lullaby (Live at Fuji Rock Festival 2019)
Sorry for the poor sound quality.
— YASUTERU KOJIMA (@Yasuteru_Kojima) July 28, 2019