The Cure have announced that they’re going to auction off one of frontman Robert Smith’s shirts that he wore during the band’s Disintegration era for charity.
The iconic black shirt is set to be auctioned off at Bonhams next month, and is anticipated to sell for somewhere between £600 and £800, which is around $900 to $1200 CAD. The shirt was worn during The Cure’s Prayer tour in 1989. “I had five of these shirts made in 1989 for the Cure Prayer tour, and wore them at every show,” Smith explains. “I dug them out, had the tails shortened by a couple of inches, and wore them again for the Disintegration shows earlier this year.”
Check out the announcement in full below.
I DUG THEM OUT, HAD THE TAILS SHORTENED BY A COUPLE OF INCHES(!) AND WORE THEM AGAIN FOR THE SOH VIVID FESTIVAL DISINTEGRATION SHOWS EARLIER THIS YEAR… I SIGNED THE CUFF OF THIS ONE FOR THE BONHAMS OXFAM AUCTION ON 17TH DECEMBER” ROBERT NOVEMBER 2019https://t.co/Y3ieXoYQwH pic.twitter.com/3465M3XJzV
— The Cure (@thecure) November 19, 2019