Led by principal members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, alt-rock veterans The Cult will return to the road this summer with a special offering...

Led by principal members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, alt-rock veterans The Cult will return to the road this summer with a special offering for fans. During a 22-city tour of North America and subsequent 11-show run of Europe, the English rockers will perform the classic album “Love” in its entirety.

The Love Live Tour kicks off August 19 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, and concludes its North American run on September 13 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON. National highlights include a July 11 concert at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ, an August 22 performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, a September 2 set at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and a September 11 gig at Terminal 5 in New York, NY.

After completing their North American itinerary, the veteran rockers will follow with a round of European performances from September 25 in Lisbon, Portugal, through October 11 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“Love” was originally released in October 1985 and included tracks such as “Rain” and “Brother Wolf, Sister Moon,” in addition to the single “She Sells Sanctuary.” Following its release, the album hit a peak of No. 86 on the Billboard charts.

In addition to the unprecedented cover-to-cover performance of “Love,” The Cult will also perform a closing set each night consisting of hits spanning the band’s 25-year career.

“The band is redefining the live album experience with the Love Live Tour; nothing is comparable to witnessing The Cult, fully engaged in the live creation of arguably their seminal album,” said band manager Tom Vitorino in a statement. “For fans this will be the greatest tour yet, and for those just discovering The Cult, this staging will envelop them in a pure performance experience.”

Though the band is expressly touring behind its back catalogue, fans could potentially hear some new tunes from The Cult this summer. Astbury and Duffy reportedly have been working on a new set of songs since the winter. According to the official tour statement, The Cult is considering the possibility of releasing the new material in conjunction with the launch of the upcoming tour.

The Cult’s most recent effort, “Born Into This,” was released in October 2007. The record was the band’s eighth studio album and peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard 200.

The Cult itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 4 El Paso, TX Downtown Street Festival
July 10 Lockport, NY Ulrich City Courtyard
July 11 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
August 19 San Diego, CA House of Blues
August 21 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
August 22 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
August 23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
August 25 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
August 26 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
August 28 Abbotsford, BC AG Recreation Centre
August 29 Calgary, AB Flames Central
August 30 Enoch, AB River Cree Event Centre
September 1 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
September 4 Dallas, TX House of Blues
September 5 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
September 6 Houston, TX House of Blues
September 7 Charlotte, NC Amos’ SouthEnd
September 9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
September 11 New York, NY Terminal 5
September 12 Boston, MA House of Blues
September 13 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
September 25 Lisbon, POR Coliseu Dos Recreios
September 26 Madrid, SPA La Riviera
September 27 Valencia, SPA Tingalo 2
September 30 Zagreb, CRO Dom Sportova Zagreb
October 2 Paris, FRA Le Bataclan
October 4 Copenhagen, DEN TBA
October 6 Leeds, ENG O2 Academy
October 7 Edinburgh, SCO Picture House
October 8 Wolverhampton, ENG Wolverhampton Civic Hall
October 10 London, ENG Royal Albert Hall
October 11 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall