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
Tickets on sale: myticket.co.uk/artists/death-cult
Photo by Tim Cadiente.