Simon Gallup Confirms He Has Returned To The Cure

Simon Gallup, longtime bassist for The Cure, has confirmed he has rejoined the band after previously announcing his departure in August.

In a new social media post promoting his latest project Alice Blue Gown, he revealed to a fan that he is back in The Cure after being asked about the departure.

Replying to a fan who asked “Is Simon still a member of The Cure?,” Gallup said: “Yes I am.”

See the post below.

Back in August, Gallup revealed on Facebook that he was no longer a part of the group saying he was “fed up with betrayal.”

“With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! “Good luck to them all …”

So far The Cure have yet to release an official statement on Gallup’s return.

Frontman Robert Smith talked about his relationship with Gallup in a 2019 NME interview calling him his “best friend.”

“For me, the heart of the live band has always been Simon, and he’s always been my best friend. It’s weird that over the years and the decades he’s often been overlooked. He doesn’t do interviews, he isn’t really out there and he doesn’t play the role of a foil to me in public, and yet he’s absolutely vital to what we do,” Smith said.

“We’ve had some difficult periods over the years but we’ve managed to maintain a very strong friendship that grew out of that shared experience from when we were teens. When you have friends like that, particularly for that long, it would take something really extraordinary for that friendship to break.”

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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