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

SAT 29 OCT 2016
plus Fastway and Girlschool
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow6.00 p.m.SOLD OUT
SAT 5 NOV 2016
Ian Hunter
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
FRI 11 NOV 2016
Dance Gavin Dance
G2 (The Garage), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
THU 17 NOV 2016
Steve 'n' Seagulls
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£11.00
FRI 18 NOV 2016
Tiger Army
G2 (The Garage), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
SAT 19 NOV 2016
ICW: Fight Club
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 5.30pm£15.00
SUN 20 NOV 2016
ICW : Fear & Loathing IX
The Hydro, GlasgowDoors 6.00pm£30.00
TUE 22 NOV 2016
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
Saliva, Sons of Texas
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£16.50
FRI 25 NOV 2016
Suicide Silence
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 6.00pm£15.00
Black Stone Cherry
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7pm£28/£25
SUN 27 NOV 2016
ICW: Fight Club
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£15.00
THU 1 DEC 2016
Pierce The Veil
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
FRI 2 DEC 2016
With One Last Breath
G2 (The Garage), GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£15.00
SAT 3 DEC 2016
Memphis May Fire
The Devil Wears Prada, Silverstein, Like Moths to Flames
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 5.30pm£16.00
SUN 4 DEC 2016
O2 ABC 2, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
SAT 10 DEC 2016
Vanna, Fit For A King
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
SUN 11 DEC 2016 - TUE 7 JUN 2016
ICW: Fight Club
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£15.00
SUN 11 DEC 2016
Daniel Lioneye
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.50
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm£22.50
TUE 13 DEC 2016
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SAT 17 DEC 2016
The Two Mikes Live
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£22.00
TUE 27 DEC 2016
Cathouse, Glasgow8.00 p.m.£12.50
SUN 15 JAN 2017
O2 ABC, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
TUE 17 JAN 2017
Devil You Know
Westfield Massacre, Wearing Scars, Brutai
G2 (The Garage), GlasgowDoors 6.00pm£12.50
THU 19 JAN 2017
Dillinger Escape Plan
Queen Margaret Union, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
SUN 22 JAN 2017
G2 (The Garage), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
THU 26 JAN 2017
Evil Scarecrow
Cathouse, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£11.00
SAT 4 FEB 2017
Fun Lovin' Criminals
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£28.50
SAT 18 FEB 2017
Deaf Havana
O2 ABC, GlasgowDoors 6.00pm£16.50
MON 20 FEB 2017
Touche Amore
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£14.00