The Cult are dipping into their history this year, choosing to perform the classic 1987 release 'Electric' in its entirety as part of their upcoming tour. The trek, dubbed 'Electric 13,' will kick off July 25 in San Diego and mostly centers on North American tour stops before jetting over to the U.K. in October.
Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman has apparently cut off contact between himself and the rest of his band after writing a bizarre Facebook post on Killing Joke's official page. Seemingly out of nowhere, Coleman reportedly trashed upcoming tourmates, the Cult and the Mission, while announcing a sudden cancellation of their shows together. Additionally, the rest of Killing Joke have declared Jaz Coleman as 'missing.'
The Cult were involved in a bus crash in Europe this week while traveling in the early morning hours from Split, Croatia, to Ljubijana, Slovenia. Thankfully, there were no fatalities or very serious injuries, but frontman Ian Astbury was pretty banged up in the accident. Judging from the vocalist's description of the events, things could have been a lot worse, as the bus nearly went over an 80-foot drop.
The Cult's Billy Duffy on New Album + Touring
On last night's episode (May 12) of 'That Metal Show,' the Cult's Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy appeared along with Teutonic metal warrior Doro. Both spoke about their history and their future, reminding us that long-running metal acts continue to have gas in the tank. They also separately addressed one of the biggest bands on earth and being married to metal.
The Cult's Billy Duffy on New Album and Tour Plans