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.

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“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 4El Paso, TXDowntown Street Festival
July 10Lockport, NYUlrich City Courtyard
July 11Atlantic City, NJHouse of Blues
August 19San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
August 21Phoenix, AZCelebrity Theatre
August 22Los Angeles, CAClub Nokia
August 23San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
August 25Portland, ORRoseland Theater
August 26Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
August 28Abbotsford, BCAG Recreation Centre
August 29Calgary, ABFlames Central
August 30Enoch, ABRiver Cree Event Centre
September 1Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
September 2Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
September 4Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
September 5Austin, TXStubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
September 6Houston, TXHouse of Blues
September 7Charlotte, NCAmos’ SouthEnd
September 9Washington, DC9:30 Club
September 11New York, NYTerminal 5
September 12Boston, MAHouse of Blues
September 13Toronto, ONMassey Hall
September 25Lisbon, PORColiseu Dos Recreios
September 26Madrid, SPALa Riviera
September 27Valencia, SPATingalo 2
September 30Zagreb, CRODom Sportova Zagreb
October 2Paris, FRALe Bataclan
October 4Copenhagen, DENTBA
October 6Leeds, ENGO2 Academy
October 7Edinburgh, SCOPicture House
October 8Wolverhampton, ENGWolverhampton Civic Hall
October 10London, ENGRoyal Albert Hall
October 11Amsterdam, NETHeineken Music Hall

Last Updated on May 20, 2009 by By Allison Reitz