Uncertainty about former Hartwall Arena: The Cure’s Finland show moved to Helsinki Ice Hall

Author Stefanie Nysand - 20.5.2022

Good news for fans of The Cure in Finland: As originally planned, the band around frontman Robert Smith will play a show in Finland’s capital Helsinki on 8 October 2022. In other words: The date remains unchanged and the concert even remains in Helsinki, just being moved some two kilometres to the Helsinki Ice Hall:

“The Cure’s concert previously planned for Hartwall Arena (Helsinki Halli) has been moved to the Helsinki Ice Hall. Show date will remain the same: October 8, 2022. […] We want to make sure you have still the opportunity to enjoy the show at the new venue as well. So, hold on to your ticket: Ticketmaster will automatically deliver new tickets to all ticket buyers by email during Summer 2022. Tickets purchased for the Hartwall Arena show will not be valid for the new venue. If you have not received your new ticket by July 31st, please contact Ticketmaster. You have the opportunity to return your tickets to their point of purchase (Ticketmaster) until June 3rd, 2022. […] Some unsold seats for the concert will be available starting Monday May 23rd at 10AM.”– Live Nation Finland

Tickets, ticket refund forms and further information can be found here.

The concert was originally supposed to take place in the former Hartwall Arena (now Helsinki Halli) which hasn’t been in use since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, due to the owners of the arena – Russian oligarchs Gennady Timchenko and the brothers Arkady and Boris Romanovich Rotenberg – being on the EU sanctions list. Unlike some other concerts that were booked for the Hartwall Arena and either had to be cancelled altogether, changed the date or relocated to other cities, there are hardly any changes for The Cure‘s concert.