The Cult


Doors 7pm


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Born out of the ashes of the UK post-punk scene, The Cult evolved to become one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the late 20th century, selling millions of albums, headlining arenas and stadiums around the world, infusing innovative possibilities into the worlds of music and art, and quickly ascending through the ranks of the indie music world to achieve global status. As early as its first American tour in 1984, The Cult became one of the handful of important bands in the U.S. post-modern and hard rock communities. The band was embraced by the lost children of The Doors and Velvet Underground, and a generation that was waking up to the influence of 60s and 70s rock icons like Led Zeppelin, The New York Dolls and David Bowie.

Formed in Brixton, London in 1983 as Death Cult, The Cult’s music transformed from punk rock to post-punk, psychedelia, heavy dance music, and transcendental hard rock. As one journalist noted, “Using a few simple riffs and images, The Cult creates an entire environment, one more exciting and stimulating than our own.”

And that may just be what separates The Cult from other artists. Imagery is all-important to vocalist/lyricist Ian Astbury, imagery in the music and in the art that accompanies the Cult’s projects. Astbury is attracted to words and the image that each word creates. He is engaged by the power of nature, folklore, the concept of destiny, animal power symbols, the survival of the species, spirituality, and certainly the Native American myth and culture, a subject of many of The Cult’s songs.

The constant core of The Cult is Astbury and guitarist/composer Billy Duffy. Attitude incarnate, the chemistry between these two vastly different artists - equal-parts genuine affection and palpable tension - remains the source of their long-standing partnership. Duffy grounds Astbury’s esoteric side with a hard rock perspective, and there is no doubt that at all times, these two have each other’s backs.

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Venue Details

THU 26 NOV 2015
special show for Cathouse birthday party
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 8.00pmSOLD OUT ( 2 returns)
FRI 27 NOV 2015
SWG3, Glasgow6pm£10.00
Area 11
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£11.00
SAT 28 NOV 2015
Motionless In White
Chelsea Grin, New Years Day
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pmPostponed
SUN 29 NOV 2015
Stray From The Path
Dead Harts, Polar
G2 (The Garage), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£9.50
WED 2 DEC 2015
Hands Like Houses
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
FRI 4 DEC 2015
Kill Hannah
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£13.00
SAT 5 DEC 2015
The Two Mikes Live
The Garage, Glasgow7.00pm£22.00
SUN 6 DEC 2015
ICW: Friday Night Fight Club
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
Don Broco
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £15.00
MON 7 DEC 2015
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£9.00
TUE 8 DEC 2015
The Dead Daisies
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.50
FRI 11 DEC 2015
Black Tongue
The Garage Attic, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.00
SAT 12 DEC 2015
Fear Factory "Demanufacture 20th Anniversary Tour"
The Garage, Glasgow7.00pm£17.50
SUN 13 DEC 2015
Hey Hello
Electric Circus, Edinburgh7pm£15.00
WED 16 DEC 2015
Queen Kwong
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.00
FRI 18 DEC 2015
O2 ABC 1, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£16.50
King King
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7pm £18.50
SUN 20 DEC 2015
ICW: Friday Night Fight Club
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
THU 7 JAN 2016
Alien Ant Farm
The Garage, Glasgow7.00 p.m£17.50
TUE 12 JAN 2016
Motor Sister
Cathouse, Glasgow7.00pmcancelled
TUE 19 JAN 2016
Black Dahlia Murder
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£16.00
SAT 23 JAN 2016
In This Moment
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
SUN 24 JAN 2016
ICW: The Fifth Annual Square Go
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00pm£20.00
FRI 29 JAN 2016
Escape The Fate
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£14.00
MON 1 FEB 2016
Carnival of Madness
Black stone Cherry + Shinedown , Halestorm + Highly Suspect
The Hydro, GlasgowDoors 7pm£30.00
SAT 6 FEB 2016
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£13.00
SUN 14 FEB 2016
Parkway Drive
O2 Academy, Glasgow6pm£21.50
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / mewithoutYou
O2 ABC 2, Glasgow7pm£10.00
MON 15 FEB 2016
Cathouse, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£15.00
TUE 16 FEB 2016
Symphony X
The Garage, Glasgow7pm£17.50