Death Cult returns with 40th anniversary show

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Death Cult returns. The post-punk progenitor to The Cult returns for a sole U.S. performance on Oct. 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).

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:

October 23 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at The Ace Hotel

November 6 Belfast, UK Telegraph

November 7 Dublin, IE 3Olympia

November 9 Sheffield, UK Foundry

November 10 Liverpool, UK Guild of Students

November 12 Glasgow, UK Barrowland

November 13 Nottingham, UK Rock City

November 14 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute

November 16 Bournemouth, UK O2 Academy

November 17 Norwich, UK UEA

November 18 Manchester, UK Albert Hall

November 20 London, UK Brixton Electric

November 21 London, UK Brixton Electric

Tickets for all dates are on-sale this Friday, Aug. 18 at 10 am local time. Check for local pre-sale options.

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.

The band previously announced a series of traditional performances, spanning The Cult’s discography:

October 5 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

October 6 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Grand Theatre *

October 8 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts – Soreng Theatre *

October 11 Spokane, WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino

October 12 Boise, ID Revolution Concert House *

October 14 Shelton, WA Little Creek Casino Resort – Skookum Event Center

October 15 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre *

October 17 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

October 19 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay *

October 20 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay *

October 21 Rancho Mirage, CA Aqua Caliente Rancho Mirage – The Show

October 26 Chandler, AZ Gila River Hotels & Casino – The Showroom at Wild Horse Pass

October 27 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl *

October 28 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl *

*-Cold Cave opens

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