The Cult’s Ian Astbury Breaks Up Fight During Washington, D.C. Concert

According to TMZ, The Cult’s Ian Astbury broke up a fight during the band’s July 19 show at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. The band were performing “Rain” when the singer jumped in the crowd to stop the altercation, which broke out between a tall concertgoer and another person, who was angry about his view being blocked. Ian also hugged the shorter fan, who was put in a chokehold, before returning to the stage to address the situation:

“Brother, never ever put a chokehold on somebody. It’s not fucking cool… Stop crying. It’s a fucking rock show. You don’t like it? Go stand at the back. You’re tall. You’re bigger than everybody. You’re standing at the front of a rock show. What do you think?”

You can see footage of the incident, courtesy of Creative Underground, below:

The Cult Premiere “Give Me Mercy” Video

The Cult have premiered a new video for their new song “Give Me Mercy.” This track is from their new album “Under The Midnight Sun,” which will be released on October 7.

Ian Astbury said the following about the song:

“I was absolutely enamored with this piece of music Billy [Duffy] had written, and it perfectly fit these thoughts I’d been having about our culture’s need to move past assumptions of duality. We need new language because words can’t express where we’re going.”

Billy Duffy continued:

“‘Give Me Mercy’ has all the hallmarks of the new classic Cult to my ears … fresh yet familiar.”

Astbury also added the following about the album, which was inspired by walking the grounds at the Provinssirock festival in Seinäjoki, Finland:

“It’s three in the morning, the sun’s up, and there’s all these beautiful people in this halcyon moment. People are laying on the grass, making out, drinking, smoking. There were rows of flowers at the front of the stage from the performances earlier that evening. It was an incredible moment.”

“When the world stopped [during the pandemic], I had this moment to write in real time, to calculate. I was compelled by this vision, this anomaly, this memory, of being under the midnight sun. Tom [Dalgety] helped us bring a new musical shape and frequency to our process.”

“At the core of it all, music contains the vibrational frequency of how we once communicated before we could even speak. Bird songs, animal calls, string theory, quantum physics, psychedelics. The record ultimately is about finding and uniting beauty in those strangely natural moments.”

The Cult Announce July North American Tour

The Cult have announced a headlining North American tour. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus will open.

Tour Dates:

07/08 St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
07/09 Milwaukee, WI – US Cellular Stage At Summerfest (The Cult only)
07/10 Chesterfield, MO – The Factory At The District
07/12 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
07/14 Cincinatti, OH – PNC At Riverbend
07/15 Dayton, OH – Rose Music Center At The Heights
07/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/19 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
07/20 New York, NY – The Rooftop At Pier 17
07/22 Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
07/23 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavillion
07/24 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
07/26 Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
07/27 Detroit, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheatre
07/29 Leamington, ON – Hogs For Hospice Charity Event At Seacliff Park (The Cult only)
07/30 Orillia, ON – Casino Rama (The Cult only)

The Cult Announce Spring U.S. Tour

The Cult have announced a spring U.S. tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

04/21 St. Petersburg, FL – Duke Energy Center For The Arts (Mahaffey Theatre)
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 Memphis, TN – Graceland Live- The Soundstage At Graceland
04/28 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Hard Rock Live
04/29 Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget-Lake Charles-Grand Event Center
05/01 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
05/03 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
05/04 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theatre
05/06 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
05/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/08 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/10 San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
05/11 San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay

Alice Cooper & The Cult Announce Co-Headlining UK Tour

Alice Cooper and The Cult have announced a co-headlining UK tour. Here’s the dates:

05/23 Swansea, UK – Arena
05/25 London, UK – The O2
05/27 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
05/28 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
05/30 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
04/01 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena

Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, & The Cult Announce Summer Tour

Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and The Cult will be heading out on “The Revolution 3 Tour” this summer. The trek will see the bands rotating the closing slot each night.

Tour Dates:

07/18 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
07/20 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/21 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/22 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
07/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
07/25 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/27 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/28 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/30 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/02 Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/05 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/10 Pehlem, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
08/15 Laredo, TX – Laredo Energy Arena
08/16 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion
08/18 Albuquerque, NM – Iselta Amphitheater
08/19 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/20 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/23 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
09/01 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheatre
09/02 Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion