The Cult: Death Cult tour dates, ticket info and more

17 August 2023, 12:59 | Updated: 15 November 2023, 17:05

The Cult around the time of their Dreamtime album: Billy Duffy, Jamie Stewart, Nigel Preston and Ian Astbury
The Cult around the time of their Dreamtime album: Billy Duffy, Jamie Stewart, Nigel Preston and Ian Astbury. Picture: Erica Echenberg/Redferns/Getty

Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy will be reviving the old "Death Cult" name for a series of shows in November.

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The Cult's Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy are performing some of their earliest material when they revive their old incarnation Death Cult for a tour of the UK this month.

Frontman Astbury formed the goth-punk outfit Southern Death Cult in Braford in 1981, but after a year and one album the group disbanded and the singer teamed up with guitarist Duffy to form Death Cult, issuing a self titled EP and a single God's Zoo in 1983.

The setlist for these 40th anniversary shows will be based around the three phases of the band: from Southern Death Cult, to Death Cult to The Cult’s first two albums: Dreamtime (1984) and Love (1985), which spawned the hits She Sells Sanctuary and Rain.

The band have since released 11 full-length albums, including Electric and Sonic Temple.Their last studio outing was Under The Midnight Sun in 2022.

Death Cult UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2023

  • 16th November O2 Academy, Bournemouth
  • 17th November UEA, Norwich
  • 18th November Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 20th November Brixton Electric, London
  • 21st November Brixton Electric, London
  • 22nd November Islington Hall, London

Tickets for all dates are on sale now via myticket.co.uk/artists/death-cult