THE CULT to Perform Select Dates in North America and the UK On ‘A Sonic Temple’ Tour

In recognition of the forthcoming re-issue of THE CULT’s multi-platinum-selling Sonic Temple album on Beggars Banquet Records, the British group that’s led by Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy will embark on select dates in North America and the UK starting May 2 in Houston, TX (itinerary below). Tickets are on sale now for the “A Sonic Temple” tour and available here. Meanwhile, the band expects to announce another block of dates very soon for 2019/2020.

The set list will draw from THE CULT’s 10 studio albums with the centerpiece being a super set that’s focused on the core songs from Sonic Temple; some of these songs have not been performed since the album (their fourth) was originally released in 1989. Sonic Temple–a pivotal, game-changing album that brought together the alternative and hard rock audiences–will be reissued in a 30th anniversary edition by Beggars Banquet Records (exact release date TBA). Sonic Temple features the singles “Fire Woman,” “Edie (Ciao Baby),” “Sweet Soul Sister” and “Sun King.” Read a new Q&A with Astbury and Duffy below.

Each show will be a gathering and celebration for Cult fans–an opportunity to come together for one night–an event that will be memorable for all who attend. In Los Angeles only, where Astbury and Duffy live, the band has created something extra special. The Greek Theatre will become “A Sonic Temple” on June 15 with a diverse multi-act bill that has roots in THE CULT lead singer Ian Astbury’s pioneering pre-Lollapalooza festival “A Gathering of the Tribes” (1990). Prayers, Zola Jesus and Vowws will join headliners THE CULT. Read the press release here.

THE CULT 2019 Initial Tour Dates

THU 5/2 Houston, TX House of Blues
FRI 5/3 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
SAT 5/4 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville Festival
THU 5/9 Dallas, TX House of Blues
FRI 5/10 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
SAT 5/11 Marston, NC (Charlotte) Epicenter Festival
SUN 5/17 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
MON 5/18 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival
TUE 5/19 Chicago, IL Chicago Open Air Festival
WED 5/25 Catton, United Kingdom Bearded Theory Festival
THU 5/26 Gateshead, United Kingdom The Sage
FRI 5/28 St. John’s, NL Canada Mile One Center
SAT 5/30 Moncton, NB Canada Casino New Brunswick
SUN 6/1 Montreal, QC Canada MTELUS
MON 6/2 Rama, ON Canada Casino Rama
TUE 6/5 Winnipeg, MB Canada Club Regent Casino – Event Centre
WED 6/7 Enoch, AB Canada River Cree Resort & Casino
THU 6/9 Vancouver, BC Canada Vogue Theatre
FRI 6/10 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
SAT 6/12 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
SUN 6/14 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Casino – Grand Theatre
MON 6/15 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
SAT 6/22 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
FRI 9/13 San Diego, CA Kaaboo Festival