The Cure's song Grinding Halt appeared in the American film Times Square and was included on the soundtrack, which was released on 8 October 1980 on the RSO label and distributed by Polydor in the United Kingdom. Japanese version was released later on 28 October 1980.
On 7 October 1980, The Cure did a live TV performance at RTBF studios in Brussels.
After the tour in Australia, Matthieu Hartley has left the band.
On 23 April 1980, The Cure did a playback performance of A Forest on Top of the Pops, filmed at BBC Television Centre in London.
On 18 April 1980, The Cure released their second album entitled Seventeen Seconds.
On 28 March 1980, The Cure released a new single A Forest, taken from the forthcoming album Seventeen Seconds.
On 23 March 1980, The Cult Heroes (supporting The Passion) played their first and last show ever at Marquee Club in London.
On 18 March 1980, The Cure played The Lakeside in Crawley for free to save this venue. Porl Thompson and Frank Bell joined the band on stage for an encore - I'm A Cult Hero and I Dig You.
The Cure played first three shows of this year at Marquee club in London.
On 3 March 1980, the band recorded another John Peel Session at Maida Vale Studios in London.