Post-Punk Revivel: The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke Together On Tour
Last Up-Dated: 13th June 2012
80’s post-punks, The Cult hit the road with fellow 80's post-punk goths The Mission and Killing Joke. A fantastic opportunity to see these three pioneering bands together on the same bill!
Manchester, Apollo (10)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (11)
Sheffield, O2 Academy (12)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (15)
London, Hammersmith Apollo (16)
The Cult were formed in 1983 by former Southern Death Cult vocalist, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. One of their earliest releases, the post-punk classic, “She Sells Sanctury” off their debut album, “Love” helped the band quickly establishing a solid fanbase.
Over the course of the 80’s The Cult moved on from their bombast post-punk sound to a straighter, solid rock sound, which has stayed with the band ever since.
The new sound was especially welcomed by their US audience and helped establishing The Cult as a major arena band. 1991’s “Ceremony” album earned multiple Platinum certifications, but excessive lifestyles led to internal frictions between band members. Especially the songwriting relationship between Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy and led to the band members going separate ways from 1995. It took 4 years for the wounds would heal before The Cult would get back together in 1999.
With a new lease of life, The Cult have released 3 new studio albums. 2001’s “Beyond Good and Evil,” “Born Into This” in 2007 and the most recent, “Capsule One” in 2010, which the band is now taking on a nation-wide tour through the UK.