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|