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Growing up, whenever The Cult came on TV or radio my mum would tell me that Ian Astbury was a handsome man and that he was the Jim Morrison of the eighties – something INXS fans might argue against and something that weirdly prophecised Mr Astbury’s spell as singer of the The Doors Of The 21st Century. Anyway, to the delight of my mum and the hundreds of thousands of band T-Shirt wearers I have seen at goth gigs, The Cult return with an exclusive North-East show (currently their only confirmed UK headline show of 2019) at The Sage, Gateshead on Sunday 26th May, courtesy of promoters SSD Concerts.

The band are considered one of the most prominent heavy metal revivalists that went on to incorporate a whole host of styles to create a very distinctive sound. They had a rich discography of ten albums and, according to guitarist Billy Duffy, influenced the Seattle grunge scene. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Sonic Temple an album that brought us classic tracks such as Fire Woman and Sweet Soul Sister. The band have had numerous line up changes over the years but have endured with the constant presence and sheer talent of Astbury and Duffy.

…Oh yeah and they wrote that song… You know, the one that featured on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and is considered one the greatest songs of all time…

Tickets to the band’s upcoming show at Sage Gateshead will cost £55 and are on sale now.

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