An Intimate Cult
Starting March 1 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, the band will travel the country throughout the month, wrapping on the 26th at New York City’s Nokia Theatre Times Square.
The Cult hasn’t released an album since 2001’s Beyond Good And Evil and finished its last U.S. tour in October 2002.
Co-founders Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy have embarked on several separate projects in the years since, with Astbury fronting The Doors of the 21st Century (now Riders On The Storm) and Duffy spending time with Dead Men Walking and Cardboard Vampyres.
“The eco-world cannot exist without its predators. Out in the wild, it takes all types to make the system work. The Cult needs the world, the world needs The Cult. We never really go away – everything must have its season, and our season is upon us again,” Astbury said.
“It’s (The Cult) always been me and Ian, and it always will be,” Duffy added. “We’re a little wiser, but just as pissed off as we ever were.”
According to a press release, the band was offered larger venues but chose to play more intimate theatres and clubs.
“We need to reconnect with our people, our tribe. We need to be among them,” Duffy said. “We want this to be as intimate as possible. You can’t do that in an airline hanger, mate.”
The group also plans to “explore the possibilities of making new music” this year, although no recording sessions have been confirmed.