Reunited Cult Kicks Off North American Tour In June
Having reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the Cult will kick off a North American tour June 14 in Reno. The group will take Monster Magnet and Stabbing WestHaving reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the Cult will kick off a North American tour June 14 in Reno. The group will take Monster Magnet and Stabbing Westward along for the run, which will play 38 dates before wrapping Aug. 10 in San Francisco.
Even though exact dates and venues have not yet been confirmed, tour promoter House of Blues has set up a special Web site where fans can register for pre-sale ticketing opportunities as dates are announced. Streaming audio, contests, interviews, and news will also be part of the site. The band's own official site is scheduled to relaunch June 1 at a new address, thecultnet.com.
"Beyond Good and Evil," the first studio album under the Cult name since a 1994 self-titled release, is due June 5 via Lava/Atlantic. Lead single "Rise" debuted last week at No. 34 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
The group -- featuring original members Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitar), and Matt Sorum (drums), and new bassist Billy Morrison -- are already on the road playing clubs in advance of the album's release. The Cult plays tonight at the House of Blues in New Orleans and will be out through a May 29 gig in Providence, R.I. Among those dates are a handful of radio station festivals, including May 26 at the WBCN River Rave in Foxboro, Mass., and the next day at the WHFStival in Washington, D.C.
Here are the Cult's confirmed tour dates:
May 9: New Orleans (House of Blues)
May 11: Little Rock, Ark. (Riverfest Amphitheater)
May 12: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
May 13: Claremore, Okla. (Will Rogers Downs)
May 15: Wichita, Kan. (Rita's Little Uptown)
May 16: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)
May 18: Omaha, Neb. (Ranch Bowl)
May 19: Peoria, Ill. (Madison Theatre)
May 21: Indianapolis (Murat Egyptian Room)
May 22: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orbit Room)
May 23: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
May 25: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Performing Arts Center)
May 26: Foxboro, Mass. (Foxboro Stadium)
May 27: Washington, D.C. (RFK Stadium)
May 29: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel)
June 14: Reno, Nev. (TBA)
June 15: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Aug. 3: Universal City, Calif. (Universal Amphitheater)
Aug. 10: San Francisco (TBA)