UPDATE: The Black Ryder have been announced as support act for The Cult’s Australian tour.
Chugg Entertainment and Sun Touring Company announced today that legendary rock act, The Cult, will be heading to Australia as part of their “Love” Live Tour, with confirmed dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in May, 2010.
This will be the first time The Cult has toured Australia in 15 years, last performing as part of the Big Day Out in 1995.
The LOVE album is viewed by fans and world-wide media as The Cult’s pre-eminent release. From the immediately recognizable opening notes of She Sells Sanctuary, through Billy Duffy’s psychedelic guitar strains on Phoenix, to the resolve of Ian Astbury’s haunting baritone on Brother Wolf, Sister Moon, The Cult created an album that manoeuvres as a tour de force.
The Cult “LOVE” Live Tour will showcase the band’s alternative roots as musicians and performers, and is sure to electrify new fans and devotees. Since commencing the tour in mid 2009, the band have performed in diverse venues from the grand scale excitement of London’s Royal Albert Hall, to the intimate setting of Paris’ Le Bataclan, this tour will see the band fulfil the ultimate dream of Cult lovers across the globe, performing the unimaginable; a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of alternative rock’s most important records, LOVE, performed in its entirety, live onstage.
“The band is redefining the live album experience with the “LOVE” Live Tour; nothing is comparable to witnessing The Cult, fully engaged in the live creation of arguably their seminal album. For fans this will be the greatest tour yet, and for those just discovering The Cult, this staging will envelop them in a pure performance experience,” stated Cult manager, Tom Vitorino.
The band will take fans through a “best of” finale which will include their greatest hits spanning their storied career. The Cult will deliver spectacular production, along with the intense performances that fans have come to expect and have been working closely with their art/ design team to create an arresting set, with dramatic effects, using state-of-the art technology.
Continuing their historic creative partnership, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy began writing together again in 2001 and have since recorded several songs at The Sunset Marquis Villa Recording Studios, in Los Angeles. Their highly anticipated new tracks will be the follow up to The Cult’s 2007 release, the critically acclaimed, Born Into This.
Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday, 19 March, 2010.
THE CULT LOVE LIVE TOUR
Monday 3rd May
The Trust Stadium Arena, Waitakere, New Zealand
Tickets available from www.ticketdirect.co.nz
Wednesday 5th May
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets available from Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
Thursday 6th May
Big Top Luna Park, Sydney (18+)
Tickets available from Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 &
Big Top Box Office www.bigtopsydney.com or 1300 BIG TOP
Saturday 8th May
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets available from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Monday 10th May
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets available from Venue*Tix www.venuetix.com.au or 08 8225 8888
Wednesday 12th May
Metro City, Perth (18+)
Tickets available from Moshtix