Odds & Ends: The Cult, Ultra Music Festival & Hollywood Bowl’s HoF

The Cult announces a U.K. run; details on an “Ultra” VIP experience you’ll long remember; and the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame will induct Chaka Khan and Reba on the venue’s season opener.

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

The Cult In The U.K.

Ian Astbury & Co. have laid out the United Kingdom portion of The Cult’s 2012 march towards world domination. Traveling with The Mission and Killing Joke, the band will play Newcastle upon Tyne, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and London in September.

Here’s the plan:

Sept. 11 – Newcastle upon Tyne, Metro Radio Arena
Sept. 12 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Sept. 14 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
Sept. 15 – Birmingham, LG Arena
Sept. 16 – London, Wembley Arena

A presale begins March 22 and the general onsale launches March 23. Click here for more information.

Live @ The Hollywood Bowl

One of the most celebrated amphitheatres in the nation, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, will launch its 2012 season by inducting soul singer extraordinaire Chaka Khan and country great Reba into the venue’s Hall of Fame.

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Montreux Jazz Festival, Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland

Hosted by Julie Andrews, proceeds from the June 22 evening will benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its music education programs that reach more than 120,000 children, teachers and adults every year.

As you might have already guessed, a star-studded blowout like this in Southern California tends to attract folks with some mighty deep pockets. Patron packages for this special evening include a VIP pre-concert reception followed by a gourmet dinner prepped by Patina and served in guest boxes. Price? Anywhere from $2,300 to $15,750. Click here for what you need to know.

But don’t despair because there will be tickets ranging from $12 to $112 going on sale May 5. Visit HollywoodBowl.com for more information.

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CMA Music Festival, Nashville, Tenn.

Very Ultra VIPs

The team behind some of the world’s most successful nightspots has partnered with the Ultra Music Festival to provide you with the VIP Package you’ve been dreaming about.

Scheduled for March 23-25 at Miami’s Bayfront Park, this year’s Ultra is already sold out. But the Marquee * Tao * Lavo VIP Experience has your pass.

What does the very important person package include? You get an exclusive VIP entrance for “expedited entry into the venue;” elevated VIP seating with direct views of the Ultra main stage; VIP access with bottle service and banquette seating; and gift bags with limited edition Marquee, Tao, and Lavo branded merch.

Prices for the packages range from $2,500 to $7,500. Contact [email protected] for more information.