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The Cult Marks 30 Years Of Sonic Temple With A North American Tour

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(CelebrityAccess) — British rock band The Cult are marking the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1989 album “Sonic Temple” with a re-release and a slew of North American tour dates.

The group — led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy — will kick the North American segment of their tour off at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix on Oct 5th and wrap up at the House of Blues in Boston on Dec. 14th.

Setlists for the shows will draw from The Cult’s ten studio albums, with a focus on Sonic Temple. Produced by the legendary Bob Roc, Sonic Temple was the band’s biggest commercial success, with hits such as “Fire Woman,” “Sun King,” and “Sweet Soul Sister” and has sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.

The album will be re-released as both a deluxe box set and a 5-CD set, as well as a Double LP (via Beggars Archive).

“We wanted to retain our core DNA as we went deeper into psych and hard rock influences. It was a complete immersion for me into art, film, music, poetry and literature, weaving those influences into what was to become Sonic Temple. The band was becoming more popular. We were in uncharted waters. Most of the bands we had come up with had split up or fallen off. We were accelerating. There was no real time to breathe. We were forming new allegiances and breaking the glass ceiling of ‘the indie outsider,'” The Cult’s Ian Astbury said of the album in a recent release.

The Cult’s North American Routing

Saturday – 10/5 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fair
Sunday – 10/6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Tuesday – 10/15 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Thursday – 10/17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Friday – 10/18 – Cardiff, UK – University (Great Hall)
Sunday – 10/20 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Monday – 10/21 – Aberdeen, UK – Music Hall
Tuesday – 10/22 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Thursday – 10/24 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
Saturday – 10/26 – London, UK – Subterania
Sunday – 10/27 – London, UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Monday – 10/28 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Tuesday – 10/29 – Portsmouth, UK – Portsmouth Guildhall
Friday – 12/6 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
Saturday – 12/7 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Sunday – 12/8 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Tuesday – 12/10 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Thursday – 12/12 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Fox Theater
Friday – 12/13 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Casino – The Sound Waves Theater
Saturday – 12/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

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