The British rock band’s ninth album, Choice of Weapon, is due out three days before the tour begins. The release is The Cult’s first full-length album since 2007’s Born Into This.
“When we were writing and recording Choice of Weapon we had no agenda, there was no particular destination, no place to be, and no chart position to aim for,” vocalist Ian Astbury said. “We took our time, we went in, we grabbed the jewels, and stayed focused on keeping everything as fresh and as raw as possible. The new songs are a sharpened and heightened extension of everything we have ever done.”
Fans will get to hear new songs from Choice of Weapon on tour such as “Lucifer,” “Honey From a Knife” and the album’s first official single, “For The Animals,” along with The Cult’s classic tunes.
Stops on the 20-date leg are booked at San Francisco’s The Fillmore May 27; Denver’s Ogden Theatre May 30; New York City’s Terminal 5 June 8; Philadelphia’s Electric Factory June 10; Atlanta’s The Tabernacle June 17; Houston’s House of Blues June 19; and Tempe, Ariz., at The Marquee June 22. The band plays Beaverfest in Windsor, Ontario, June 2 at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.
“This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour,” Astbury said. “We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience. That’s our purpose.”
Against Me! and The Icarus Line support The Cult on most dates.
Pre-sale tickets for Houston and New York City are on sale now. Additional pre-sales and on-sales are scheduled throughout the end of the week. Tickets to Beaverfest are available now.
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