The Cult have announced a wide array of summer tour dates including four upcoming stadium shows with Guns N’ Roses, as well as festivals and their own headlining concerts. The iconic band–founding singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy along with bassist Grant Fitzpatrick, drummer John Tempesta and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Damon Fox–is on the road now in support of this year’s Hidden City album.

Hidden City is their 10th studio album and the final chapter of the band’s trilogy of releases which began with 2007’s Born Into This then 2012’s Choice of Weapon. The album has already produced three singles: Hinterland, Dark Energy and Deeply Ordered Chaos.

Of the album and its first single, Astbury told, “Hinterland is a place both real and imagined, a hidden city symbolic of a new Rome. Through the eyes of several witnesses we observe a young woman as she realizes her enlightened self in a dystopian dream world. Hinterland is filled with symbolism, reflecting a new aeon in the shift of human consciousness as we realign with our planet’s natural rhythms.”

The Cult continue to evolve and do things in their own style. Not tethered to the latest hit single or trend. They are a way of life, an ethos. Adventurers more than careerists. As Astbury eloquently puts it, “Our post-modern roots have kept the creative process vibrant, and we continue to evolve.”

Duffy says, “Like all Cult albums–since Ian and I began writing together–we try our best to honestly reflect what we are feeling, doing and listening to. Hidden City is no exception and I’m thrilled to have had a creative part in such a critically acclaimed–but, more importantly–Cult-fan-acclaimed album. The dialogue between us all continues…”

Of the new album, Mojo said it’s “Some of the fiercest, nastiest, most powerful – and also starkly beautiful – music of their career…The album’s extraordinary howls of pain and anger, its dramatic apocalyptic visions and quiet interrogations of the meaning of life and death, align perfectly with the times.”

Watch videos for Hinterland, G.O.A.T and Deeply Ordered Chaos below the tour date list.

The Cult with Guns N’ Roses:

7/27 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
7/29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
7/31 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome

8/3 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium

The Cult headlining dates:

8/2 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater

9/16 Hampton Beach, NH Casino Ballroom
9/17 Chester, PA Talen Energy Stadium
9/18 Norfolk, VA Norva
9/20 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
9/21 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
9/24 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
9/27 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom
9/29 Kansas City, MO Harrah’s/Voodoo Lounge
9/30 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall

10/1 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
10/4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
10/5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
10/7 Fresno, AZ Paul Paul Theater at Fresno Fair
10/8 Primm, NV Star of the Desert Arena

The Cult online:

Official website
Youtube Channel


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  • Dana on

    The snow leopard has to be one of the most beautiful creatures on earth. 🙂

  • Donald Pudas on

    Glad to see The Cult get the GnR gig. Should get some good recognition.

  • Horse Latitudes on

    Am totally blown away by this album.
    It is not Dreamtime or Love or Electric or
    Sonic Temple or even Ceremony. If you want
    to hear that plug in those CD’s

    It is very cool very different 2016 Cult.
    Are you the same person you were in 1986?

    Was always a fan of Tempesta on drums from
    “A good day to die” Exodus through White Zombie
    “More human than human” and so on.
    He fits well with Ian & Billy

    My vote for best album of the year so far
    with Metal Church XI close 2nd.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Those songs did sound pretty fresh, didn’t they?

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