As THE CULT celebrates their 30th anniversary of their seminal Sonic Temple album, the British group--led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy have announced additional dates through the end of 2019. The new U.S. shows in December follow the band's U.K. dates and support the September 13 release of THE CULT: SONIC TEMPLE 30 by Beggars Arkive.
The band Spirit Animal will join THE CULT for all the December shows. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, September 27 at 10:00 AM (local time).
In a recent interview about the album, Ian Astbury explained how the band brought together hard rock and indie rock to create the unique, game-changing sounds on Sonic Temple. "We wanted to retain our core DNA as we went deeper into psych and hard rock influences. It was a complete immersion for me into art, film, music, poetry and literature, weaving those influences into what was to become Sonic Temple. The band was becoming more popular. We were in uncharted waters. Most of the bands we had come up with had split up or fallen off. We were accelerating. There was no real time to breathe. We were forming new allegiances and breaking the glass ceiling of 'the indie outsider."
The album catapulted THE CULT into superstar status and remains their most commercially successful release. It has sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone and was certified platinum in 1990. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the aforementioned songs all remain rock-radio staples to this day.
You can check out The Cult's tour dates below.
10/5 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair
10/6 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
10/15 Nottingham, UK Rock City
10/17 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
10/18 Cardiff, UK University (Great Hall)
10/20 Leeds, UK O2 Academy
10/21 Aberdeen, UK Music Hall
10/22 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
10/24 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
10/26 London, UK Subterania
10/27 London, UK Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
10/28 Bristol, UK O2 Academy
10/29 Portsmouth, UK Portsmouth Guildhall
12/6 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
12/7 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
12/8 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/10 Huntington, NY The Paramount
12/12 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino - Fox Theater
12/13 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Casino - The Sound Waves Theater
12/14 Boston, MA House of Blues
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