Monday, August 14, 2023

The Cult to revisit Death Cult origins on fall tour

Singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy of The Cult will revisit their origins as Death Cult on a newly-announced 40th anniversary fall tour.

Originally a member of the UK band Southern Death Cult that formed in 1981, Astbury and the group released a single in 1982 and toured before the rocker disbanded the outfit in 1983.

That same year, the singer teamed up with Duffy to form the post-punk goth outfit Death Cult; the band released two 12-inches records, one being the “Death Cult” EP, which were subsequently combined and released as a CD.

Death Cult became The Cult in 1984, releasing their album debut, “Dreamtime”, that same year and going on to experience a career that has seen the release of 11 full-length albums, as well as numerous international and US gold and platinum certifications.

To mark the milestone anniversary of their musical partnership, Astbury and Duffy will highlight their work from the 1980s with a sole US performance on October 23 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles and a two-week UK tour in November.

The shows, while centered around Death Cult and their eponymous EPs, will deliver a setlist that spans the three phases of the band – from Southern Death Cult to Death Cult, and The Cult’s first two albums: 1984’s “Dreamtime” and 1985’s “Love.”

Tickets for all dates are on-sale this Friday, August 18 at 10 AM local time; check for local pre-sale options.

The Cult’s latest studio album is 2022’s “Under The Midnight Sun.”

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US/UK 40th anniversary tour

Oct 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at The Ace Hotel
Nov 06 - Belfast, UK @ Telegraph
Nov 07 - Dublin, IE @ 3Olympia
Nov 09 - Sheffield, UK @ Foundry
Nov 10 - Liverpool, UK @ Guild of Students
Nov 12 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Nov 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Nov 14 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
Nov 16 - Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
Nov 17 - Norwich, UK @ UEA
Nov 18 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Nov 20 - London, UK @ Brixton Electric
Nov 21 - London, UK @ Brixton Electric

See also:

The Cult announce fall US tour dates
The Cult release video for new single Vendetta X
The Cult announce Under The Midnight Sun UK and European tour
The Cult premiere video for new single Mirror
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