The Cult 40th anniversary tour

The Cult commemorate 40 years as a band with UK tour.

The 8424 Tour will sees The Cult perform songs spanning their 11-album discography.

In late 2023, vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy reformed Death Cult for a series of live performances  including back-to-back sold out shows at the Brixton Electric.

Duffy said: “Following up from the great energy of Death Cult 8323 shows, I’m looking forward to bringing that sense of celebration of the band’s music, and the communion with our fans, to Cult 8424. CFFC. Let the ceremony commence!”

Shamanic goths

From Duffy’s formative, and influential, years in the Manchester underground, to Astbury’s groundbreaking Gathering of the Tribes, the duo has left an indelible mark on modern music, shaping its trajectory in profound ways.

Formed in 1984, the seminal post-punk band dubbed “Shamanic goths”, found international renown with the 1985 album, Love, which featured the enduring rock anthem She Sells Sanctuary, as well as the oft-heard follow-up single, Rain.

Electric arrived in 1987, featuring the memorable tracks Love Removal Machine, Wild Flower and Lil’ Devil, and 1989’s Sonic Temple included the Top 20 hit Fire Woman.

The Cult will embark on a UK tour throughout autumn, starting in Leicester on 21 October. It will include stops in cities such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, and London, with a show at the Royal Albert Hall.


21 October – Leicester De Montfort Hall
22 October – Swansea Arena
24 October- Edinburgh Usher Hall
25 October – Manchester O2 Apollo
27 October – Bristol Beacon
29 October – York Barbican
30 October – Newcastle O2 City Hall
01 November – Portsmouth Guildhall
02 November- Wolverhampton Civic Hall
04 November – London Royal Albert Hall

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 19 April at 10am. Click here

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