The Cult will hit the road this summer with the first leg of its 2012 North American tour. The 20 date trek is set to begin on Friday, May 25th in San Diego, California bringing the band's incendiary rock energy to major and secondary markets across the continent.
For most of the dates, The Cult will be supported by Against Me! and The Icarus Line. Ticket sales begin later this week, log onto thecult.us/main/shows for all the details and ways to purchase tickets.
The Cult - Astbury, Billy Duffy, called one of the post-punk era's greatest guitarists, Chris Wyse on bass, drummer John Tempesta, and touring member Mike Dimkich on rhythm guitar is touring in support of Choice of Weapon, the band's first new record in five years, due out May 22nd. Featuring The Cult's signature sounds of Astbury's vocals and Duffy's guitar, the album was produced by Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E. Masters of Reality) and Bob Rock (Metallica, Bush, The Cult's Sonic Temple), recorded between July and December 2011, and written by Astbury and Duffy.
On these North American dates, The Cult will play many of their classics as well as introduce fans to some of their new songs, including Lucifer - not a song about the devil, but a reference to the morning star, the idea of a journey through darkness and decadence to find the road to wisdom - Honey From a Knife - based on the Buddhist teaching about the seductiveness of addiction - and For The Animals, the first official single from the new record - asserts the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing group of disenfranchised youth in our society.
Confirmed dates for The Cult's 2012 North American tour are as follows:
25 San Diego, CA - Humphreys By the Bay
26 Las Vegas, NV - M Resort
27 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
30 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
1 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
2 Windsor, ON - Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza
3 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - Indoor Stage
5 Boston, MA - House of Blues
7 Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
8 New York, NY - Terminal 5
9 Hampton Beach, NH - Ballroom
10 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12 Washington, D.C. - The Fillmore
13 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
16 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
17 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
19 Houston, TX - House of Blues
20 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
22 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre