Curiosa is the name of a 2004 concert tour in the United States and Toronto (Canada), organized by Robert Smith of The Cure. It began with a concert in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 24 and ended in Sacramento, California on August 29.
The headlining bands were The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture, and Mogwai. The concert had two stages, with the same main-stage line-up for the entire tour, and a rotating set of bands on the second stage (four per show).
The second stage bands included Muse, Cursive, Thursday, The Cooper Temple Clause, Scarling., Melissa Auf der Maur, and Head Automatica.
While attendances were lower than expected, Curiosa was still one of the more successful American summer festivals of 2004.
Curiosa Festival 2004 dates
- July 24th West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advise Amphitheater
- July 25th Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
- July 28th Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
- July 29th Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
- July 31st New York, NY Randall’s Island
- August 1st Camden, NJ Tweeter Center
- August 3rd Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
- August 4th Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
- August 6th Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
- August 7th Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
- August 9th Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
- August 11th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
- August 12th Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
- August 14th Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
- August 15th Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- August 17th Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
- August 18th Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
- August 24th Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
- August 27th Carson, CA Home Depot Center
- August 29th Sacramento, CA Arco Arena