A five-date U.K. arena tour planned for this September featuring hard-rocking headliners The Cult with support from a pair of freshly reunited ’80s-era contemporaries — The Mission and the original lineup of Killing Joke — has been downsized to smaller venues in what is almost certainly a sign of shockingly poor ticket sales.
Of the three acts, it appears only The Mission has announced the tour re-shuffling, which will find the bands playing the same five cities, but at considerably smaller venues and some on different dates. For example, in Manchester, instead of playing the 20,000-seat Manchester Arena, the tour will stop at the 3,500-capacity O2 Apollo Manchester.
According to The Mission’s announcement, the tour “is to be moved to smaller venues to provide a more intimate experience for fans.” The band adds that, “Ticket vendors will be in touch with customers to confirm ticketing arrangements for the new venues.” Tickets for most of the new shows already are on sale via livenation.co.uk.
The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke tour dates:
Sept. 11: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
Sept. 12: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK
Sept. 14: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Sept. 15: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Sept. 16: Wembley Arena, London, UK
Sept. 10: O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK
Sept. 11: O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
Sept. 12: O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Sept. 15: O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Sept. 16: HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
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