British rock veterans The Cult have announced a show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the bands multi-platinum album Sonic Temple. The show will take place on June 15th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with support coming from Prayers, Zola Jesus and Vowws. Tickets go on sale this Friday (5th) at 10:00a.m. PT.
Frontman Ian Astbury had the following to say in regards to the special event:
“We’ve never thrown a party like this before, we want to celebrate the band’s DNA and especially the album ‘Sonic Temple’ as this year Beggars Banquet are planning a substantial reissue project. Prayers and Vowws have both toured with us and the timing felt right for bringing this group of artists together. In many ways, I feel these artists are kindred spirits, along with Zola Jesus — outsiders who are unique and deeply romantic in a time of material posturing and disconnect. They are devoted to their craft; I identify with their honesty in performance and fearlessness and originality in their creativity. They are truly inspired and in harmony with now.”
“L.A. has always been a muse since I was very young with the stories and myths spun out through film, literature, poetry, art and music that I was attracted to. It was and still is a city of refuge for British musicians; the lifestyle suited our needs and continues to do so. Hearing a wild coyote or seeing the snow-capped mountain evokes a deep sense of awe and transcendence primal and modern — a cultural multi-faceted diamond that inspires and confounds; it’s always changing, never staying still.”
The Cult is also expected to announce more tour dates for 2019/2020.