DEATH CULT, the storied post-punk progenitor to THE CULT, will return for a sole U.S. performance on October 23 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The evening, while centered around DEATH CULT and their eponymous EPs, will boast a setlist that spans the three phases of the band, from SOUTHERN DEATH CULT to DEATH CULT and THE CULT‘s first two albums: “Dreamtime” (1984) and “Love” (1985).
THE CULT‘s Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy follow the Los Angeles outing with a U.K. trek featuring the same, remarkable celebration of THE CULT‘s origins.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at The Ace Hotel
Nov. 06 – Belfast, UK @ Telegraph
Nov. 07 – Dublin, IE @ 3Olympia
Nov. 09 – Sheffield, UK @ Foundry
Nov. 10 – Liverpool, UK @ Guild of Students
Nov. 12 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Nov. 13 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Nov. 14 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
Nov. 16 – Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
Nov. 17 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
Nov. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Nov. 20 – London, UK @ Brixton Electric
Nov. 21 – London, UK @ Brixton Electric
Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
SOUTHERN DEATH CULT formed in 1981, releasing their sole, self-titled album posthumously in 1983. That same year, DEATH CULT formed, with Astbury joining forces with Duffy for a musical partnership that has endured for 40-plus years. The band released two 12-inches that same year, one being the DEATH CULT EP, which were subsequently combined and released as a CD. DEATH CULT is a vital transmission from the generation of Shamanic post-punk gothic futurists.
DEATH CULT became THE CULT in 1984, releasing “Dreamtime” that same year and going on to experience a career that has seen the release of 11 full-length albums, as well as numerous international and U.S. gold and platinum certifications.