Death Cult, the post-punk progenitor to The Cult, are headlining a one-off 13-date tour across the UK and Ireland throughout November 2023, including many venues where they made their live debut as a band.

Southern Death Cult formed in 1981, releasing their sole, self-titled album posthumously in 1983. That same year, Death Cult formed, with Ian Astbury joining forces with Billy Duffy for a musical partnership that has endured for 40-plus years. The band released two 12-inches that same year, one being the Death Cult EP, which were subsequently combined and released as a CD.

Death Cult became The Cult in 1984. Releasing Dreamtime that same year and going on to experience a career that has seen the release of 11 full-length albums, as well as numerous international and US gold and platinum certifications.

Following incredible demand, with two London shows at Brixton Electric selling out, Death Cult have added an intimate final London show at London Islington Assembly Hall on 22 November, the last night of the tour. This will be the final place to catch them this year. Shows are also sold out in Manchester, Glasgow, with last chance tickets available in Sheffield, Dublin and rest selling fast.

The evening, while centered around Death Cult and their eponymous EPs, will boast a setlist that spans the three phases of the band, from Southern Death Cult, to Death Cult, and The Cult’s first two albums: Dreamtime (1984) and Love (1985).

October 23    Los Angeles, CA, The Theatre at The Ace Hotel

November 6  Belfast, UK  Telegraph

November 7  Dublin, IE  3Olympia – LOW TICKETS

November 9  Sheffield, UK  Foundry

November 10  Liverpool, UK  Guild of Students

November 12  Glasgow, UK  Barrowland

November 13  Nottingham, UK  Rock City

November 14  Birmingham, UK  O2 Institute

November 16  Bournemouth, UK  O2 Academy

November 17  Norwich, UK  UEA

November 18  Manchester, UK  Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

November 20  London, UK  Brixton Electric – SOLD OUT

November 21  London, UK  Brixton Electric – SOLD OUT

November 22 London, UK  London Islington Assembly Hall – NEW DATE ADDED

Death Cult 2023 Tour runs 6-22 November

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Photo by Tim Cadiente.