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The British hard rock band The Cult formed in 1983. The Cult was hugely popular in the United Kingdom during the mid-1980s and eventually found success in the United States during the late 1980s. In the spring of 2013, the Cult announced that it was working on a new album to release in 2014. The 2013 world tour consisted of the The Cult playing the entire Electric album that was released in 1987 and marked a key moment at which the band transitioned from post-punk rock to metal. It is similar to the Pixies Doolittle tour during which they played their classic LP to fans in North America and abroad. The Cult started out 2014 playing Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where the band avoided playing its biggest hits in favor of new works. Billy Duffy of The Cult quoted Eazy-E from NWA, "You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge" as he introduced the song The Phoenix from the breakthrough 1985 album Love. What was clear by this performance is that the lead singer Ian Astbury still has his magnificent falsetto. If you have not seen The Cult in recent years or ever, then now is the time for you to get your tickets. The Cult is on tour in Canada and the United States now.

About The Cult: Post-Punk to Heavy Metal

The Cult formed in the town of Bradford in England. The band started out on a post-punk chorus before releasing the breakthrough album Electric, which fused heavy metal into its sound. The transformation led to success in the United States with hits like Love Removal Machine and Fire Woman. That particular iteration of the band has been referred to as bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Doors, if one adds aspects of post-punk sounds and gothic rock. Many of The Cult's songs continue to receive airplay since its heyday in the 1980s. The band has had various members over the years with the present lineup including: Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy, Chris Wyse, John Tempesta and James Stevenson (on tour). The members who have been in The Cult the longest are Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, who have been the band's songwriters. Ian Astbury is known for the strength and uniqueness of his voice, which has become a key factor in the band's success. His voice is in many ways considered a trademark of the band. He became admired by so many of his contemporary musicians. Ian Astbury was asked to sing for the surviving members of The Doors during a tour in the 1990s. The Cult split during 1995 due to tensions between band members and alcohol abuse. Later, the band reunited in 1999 to record the album Beyond Good and Evil. A few years later The Cult released all of their albums in Asia and Eastern Europe. The band started touring the globe in 2006 and released the album Born into This. Nearing 2010, The Cult elected to stop recording studio albums in favor of EPs and digital releases of new material. Alas, the band released its 9th studio album Choice of Weapon in 2012, and is expected to release a tenth this year.

Breakthrough: The CultElectric

The Cult found popularity in it's the United Kingdom with its post-punk sounds before hitting it big in the United States after making the transition to a more metal sound. The transition is attributed to the work of producer Rick Rubin, who polished the sound for The Cult's third album Electric. After breaking through to the North American market, there was no stopping The Cult except for the Cult itself. Although, even after they dissolved the group, The Cult reformed and has continued to play gigs and large festivals across the globe.

The Cult Trivia: Southern Death Cult, Death Cult and The Cult

Initially Ian Astbury created a band called Southern Death Cult. Ian Astbury had the idea of the band's name having two meanings. It referred to a 14th century Native American religion or the Mississippi delta region. On the other hand, the band also felt it represented the power struggle between the North-South divide in England that was present even within the music industry. In a way, the band's name was representative of a centralization of power. The band toured with groups like Bauhaus and Theatre of hate, then broke up after a gig in Manchester. The Southern Death Cult found popularity and was picked up by John Peel's radio sessions for Radio One. After the end of Southern Death Cult, Ian Astbury joined forces with Billy Duffy to form Death Cult. Billy Duffy had worked alongside Morrissey in the band The Nosebleeds, and more. Death Cult made a debut lie album in Norway and toured both Scotland and Europe. The band decided to tone down the gothic feel to their name and removed the word death to become simply The Cult.

The Cult Live Show

The Cult has had many years to change their name and perfect their sound, which was evident when they played Coachella in front of its younger demographic who may or may not have been born when their early albums were released. There are many decades worth of international audiences that can attest to the powerful performance of The Cult live. Join the legions of fans and buy your tickets for The Cult now. Make sure you follow StubHub to find soon-to-be-announced shows in a town near you.

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