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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SUN 25 MAR 2018
Anavae & Veridian
Opium, Edinburgh7pm£8.00
SUN 1 APR 2018
ICW: Fight Club
Insane Championship Wrestling
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 6:30pm£15.00
The Garage Attic, GlasgowDoors 6:30pm£8.00
SAT 7 APR 2018
O2 ABC 7.00pm£19.50
SUN 8 APR 2018
Dead Daisies
+ Amorettes
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£20.00
SUN 15 APR 2018
Savage Messiah
Cathouse, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£7.50
WED 18 APR 2018
Ugly Kid Joe
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£22.00
FRI 20 APR 2018
The Virginmarys
Opium, Edinburgh7pm£10.00
Parting Gift
The Garage Attic, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£7.50
SAT 21 APR 2018
Andrew WK
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
SUN 22 APR 2018
Of Mice And Men
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00pm£20.00
Wayward Sons
The Mash House, Edinburgh7pm£10.00
TUE 24 APR 2018
Skindred and CKY
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00 p.m£21.50
WED 25 APR 2018
Theory of a Deadman
The Garage, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£17.50
FRI 27 APR 2018
Bleed From Within
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
SUN 29 APR 2018
ICW : Barramania IV
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£25.00
FRI 4 MAY 2018
We Came as Romans
plus Alazka
Cathouse, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£10.00
THU 17 MAY 2018
The Garage Attic, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£9.00
WED 23 MAY 2018
Machine Head
O2 Academy, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£27.50
FRI 25 MAY 2018
Anchor Lane
CHURCH, Dundee7.00pm£7.00
The Crawling
Opium, EdinburghDoors 7pm£7.00
SAT 26 MAY 2018
Anchor Lane
Opium, Edinburgh7pm£7.00
SUN 27 MAY 2018
Anchor Lane
The Garage Attic, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
Cirque Du Mort
O2 ABC, Glasgow9pm £20.00
MON 28 MAY 2018
Tom Clarke
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£17.00
TUE 29 MAY 2018
Broken Social Scene
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£22.50
FRI 1 JUN 2018
Monster Magnet
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£22.00
THU 14 JUN 2018
Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics
The Garage, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£20.00
THU 9 AUG 2018
Wednesday 13 & Combichrist
The Garage, Glasgow7.00pm£18.50
SUN 23 SEP 2018
O2 Academy, Glasgow7pm£19.50
SUN 30 SEP 2018
Sons of Apollo
The Garage, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£20.00