The Cult have recruited Monster Magnet and Stabbing Westward for a summer tour of amphitheaters and arenas slated to kick off June 14 in Reno, Nevada.
The Beyond Good and Evil tour, which takes its name from the Cult's new album, their first since 1994, will keep on rocking until at least mid-August. Another to-be-determined band may join the bill, according to the Cult's management.
The Cult, who regrouped in 1999 after informally disbanding in 1995, are warming up for the trek with a series of club dates and radio festival appearances. The band's lineup for the roadshow features original vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, longtime drummer Matt Sorum who served as Guns N' Roses' drummer in the early '90s and touring bassist Billy Morrison.
At one point former Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn Le Noble was expected to join the group on tour, but he is playing instead with the reunited Jane's Addiction. Le Noble joined the Cult in 1999 but left while the band was working on Beyond Good and Evil, due June 5.
He plays on a few of the album's tracks, while session musician Chris Wyse (Tal Bachman, Big Blue Missile) fills in for the remainder. "Rise," the LP's first single, went to radio early this month.
Space-rockers Monster Magnet are currently touring with Buckcherry in support of God Says No, which features the single "Heads Explode."
Stabbing Westward are also on a national club tour and will release their self-titled fourth album, produced by Ed Buller (Suede, Crystal Method), on May 22. Their "So Far Away" is at #27 on the Billboard Modern Rock singles chart.
Cult solo and festival dates, according to thecultnet.com:
- 5/15 - Wichita, KS @ Rita's Little Uptown
- 5/16 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
- 5/18 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl
- 5/19 - Peoria, IL @ Madison Theatre
- 5/21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
- 5/22 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
- 5/23 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
- 5/25 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Performing Arts Center
- 5/26 - Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
- 5/27 - Washington, DC @ RFK Stadium
- 5/29 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
- 6/2 - Toronto, ON @ Warehouse
- 7/8 - New Orleans, LA @ Radio Show
The Cult's Beyond Good and Evil tour (w/ Monster Magnet, Stabbing Westward), according to Stabbing Westward's publicist:
- 6/14 - Reno, NV @ TBA
- 6/16 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
- 6/19 - San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
- 6/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Web Theatre
- 6/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
- 6/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
- 6/26 - Denver, CO @ Magness Arena
- 6/28 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
- 6/29 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
- 6/30 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
- 7/1 - Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
- 7/5 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater
- 7/6 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage
- 7/7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 7/10 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
- 7/11 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 7/13 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
- 7/14 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- 7/16 - Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
- 7/17 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
- 7/18 - Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnace
- 7/20 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Amphitheatre
- 7/21 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
- 7/22 - Atlanta, GA @ DeKalb Atlanta Center
- 7/24 - Dalton, GA @ NW Georgia Trade
- 7/26 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl
- 7/27 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
- 7/28 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens
- 7/29 - Houston, TX @ Aerial Theatre
- 7/31 - Lubbock, TX @ Fair Park Coliseum
- 8/1 - El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
- 8/3 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
- 8/5 - Portland, OR @ KNRK-FM Radio Show
- 8/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Plaza of Nations
- 8/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield