As promised, The Cult today announced that it will perform its third album Electric on tour in the U.S. and U.K. this year as news also emerged that the 1987 hard-rock record will receive an expanded reissue that pairs it with Peace, the follow-up to Love the band ultimately abandoned in favor of recording Electric with producer Rick Rubin.
Beggars Archive today revealed that it will release a two-disc set on CD and vinyl called Electric Peace, which will pair Electric with the abandoned Peace album, tracks from which have been released over the years on the Manor Sessions EP, as Electric B-sides and on 2000’s Rare Cult.
No further details, including release date, have been announced.
As for the “Electric 13” tour, it opens July 25 in San Diego and covers more than 30 dates in the U.S., wrapping up the first leg Sept. 8 in Hollywood. A 10-date U.K. leg follows in October (see full dates below).
In 2009, The Cult performed its 1985 album Love on tour to coincide with an expanded reissue of that album. No word yet whether Electric will receive a similar treatment.
The Cult ‘Electric 13’ tour dates:
July 25: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
July 26: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
July 27: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
July 29: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
July 30: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
Aug. 1: The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 2: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Aug. 3: Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
Aug. 5: Varisty Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 8: The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
Aug. 9: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Aug. 10: The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
Aug. 11: House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug. 13: Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 14: House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Aug. 16: Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, MS
Aug. 17: The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 18: Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
Aug. 20: The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
Aug. 22: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
Aug. 23: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Aug. 24: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
Aug. 25: Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 27: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Aug. 29: L’Aubergine C.R., Lake Charles, LA
Aug. 30: House of Blues, Houston, TX
Aug. 31: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 1: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Sept. 3: Austin City Limits Live/Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
Sept. 5: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 6: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 7: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 8: House of Blues, Hollywood, CA
Oct. 18: Great Hall, Cardiff, UK
Oct. 18: Great Hall, Exeter, UK
Oct. 20: Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Oct. 22: UEA, Norwich, UK
Oct. 23: Civil Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
Oct. 25: Academy, Manchester, UK
Oct. 26: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Oct. 28: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Oct. 29: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
Oct. 31: Roundhouse, London, UK
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About time just wondering why Ian Astbury has put this on his page yet
Awesome news, saw them for the ‘Love’ tour a few years ago. I love it when bands go out and full classic albums – a real treat for the fans.
I guess we can expect ‘Sonic Temple’ at some point as well.
I hope they do release an omnibus version of Electric and include the complete Peace recordings alongside the mixes and live stuff. Love was an amazing box set.
Can’t wait to see them play Love Removal Machine followed by Born To Be Wild!
Damn, come to New Zealand…please…