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On Tour Now - Dates Include The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles October 9 with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + King Woman + Skeleton Joe 


On October 7 The Cult will release their new album, Under The Midnight Sun via Black Hill Records. Today they announce a record-release show that evening at The Roxy in Los Angeles.  Doors are at 7:30 PM and tickets are on-sale now, available HERE. This show is in addition to the previously-announced date at LA’s The Greek Theatre on October 9 with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as direct support plus King Woman and Skeleton Joe. The Cult are currently touring North American - all dates are listed below and tickets are available here


"Ian Astbury remains a feisty, fiery frontman... He can still wail too." BrooklynVegan


Under the Midnight Sun was produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood). The band have shared two singles off the LP - the recent “A Cut Inside” and the debut single “Give Me Mercy.” Pre-order Under the Midnight Sun HERE. 


“Rock’s unquenchable melodramatists have the fire in their eyes still - [investing] those primal energies with the wisdom of age, creating something fresh and powerful… Which is surely what a great Cult album is all about.” Mojo Magazine

“It sounds mighty impressive” Rock Candy

“The definition of musical genius” Powerplay

"...Under the Midnight Sun... has all of the hallmarks of a Cult gem..." LA Weekly

“Founders Ian Astbury (lead vocals) and Billy Duffy (guitars, backing vocals), emerge once again re-energized and inspired as ever, with their eleventh offering, Under the Midnight Sun.” Cryptic Rock

“(Under The Midnight Sun) shows a band back in form” Vancouver Sun

“‘Give Me Mercy’ feels classically Cult, as the band envelope their gothic rock influences with a modern sheen.”  Consequence 


“‘Give Me Mercy’ sounds like a classic Cult song thanks to Astbury’s commanding vocals and guitarist Billy Duffy’s melodic riffs…though sonically it feels like a throwback, the lyrical content speaks to today’s social climate.” LA Daily News




When the sun just wouldn’t leave the sky one evening in Finland, Ian Astbury took notice. Walking the grounds of the Provinssirock festival, Astbury found himself reveling in the surreal, almost occult moment that comes with the “midnight sun,” the summer stretch where the sun doesn’t go down north of the Arctic Circle. “It’s three in the morning, the sun’s up, and there’s all these beautiful people in this halcyon moment,” Astbury remembers. “People are laying on the grass, making out, drinking, smoking. There were rows of flowers at the front of the stage from the performances earlier that evening. It was an incredible moment.” While reviewing archival footage of the performance, Astbury found new mysticism in that moment and imbued it into the forthcoming Under the Midnight Sun.  


Leading to 2020, The Cult had been on a rolling cycle of releasing albums, touring, and recording. As the world shut down and everyone was forced to reprioritize the way they approached life and work. “When the world stopped, I had this moment to write in real time, to calculate,” says Astbury. When lockdown lifted and the group could meet to record, they teamed up with Dalgety. “I was compelled by this vision, this anomaly, this memory, of being under the midnight sun. Tom helped us bring a new musical shape and frequency to our process.”


Lyrically, Under the Midnight Sun bolsters that new musical dexterity by building out from the idyllic and surreal vision at its title. Throughout, Astbury pulls in influences from Brian Jones, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Buddhism, the Beats, and the Age of Aquarius, all shaded with the lingering threat of the present and the timeless Cult color palette. 


As The Cult are now returning to performing live and sharing Under the Midnight Sun, Astbury hopes that the record connects to something deep within and subconscious in their listeners—something Astbury found within himself when given the moment to look for it. “At the core of it all, music contains the vibrational frequency of how we once communicated before we could even speak,” he says. “Bird songs, animal calls, string theory, quantum physics, psychedelics. The record ultimately is about finding and uniting beauty in those strangely natural moments.”


The Cult Tour Dates - new dates in bold

Oct 7 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA 

Oct 9 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA   #*&

Nov 11 - Snoqualmie - Snoqualmie Casino – Snoqualmie Ballroom 

Nov 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Ilani Events Center 

Nov 16 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre

Nov 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield* 

Nov 19 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre*

Nov 20 - Chandler, AZ - Gila River Hotel & Casino-Wild Horse Pass-The Showroom 

# - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club support

% - Zola Jesus support

* - King Woman support 

& - Skeleton Joe

Matthew Belter

Executive Editor - Long Beach

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