17th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

The Cult have announced The 8424 Tour, commemorating 40 years as a band, with shows spanning the UK and Europe.


The 40th anniversary trek sees The Cult perform songs spanning their 11-album discography.


Billy Duffy shares: “Following up from the great energy of Death Cult 8323 shows, I’m looking forward to bringing that sense of celebration of the band’s music, and the communion with our fans, to Cult 8424. CFFC. Let the ceremony commence!”


The Cult hold a significant place in musical history due to their pioneering use of post-punk, hard rock, and experimentalism, pushing boundaries and influencing countless bands across multiple genres. With their musical prowess, uncompromising attitude and captivating stage presence, they forged a distinct identity while charting new territory for bands to explore. From Billy Duffy’s formative, and influential, years in the Manchester underground, to Ian Astbury’s groundbreaking Gathering of the Tribes, the duo has left an indelible mark on modern music, shaping its trajectory in profound ways.


In 2024, The Cult will embark on a UK tour in the autumn, starting in Leicester on 21 October. It will include stops in major cities such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, and London, with a show at the historic Royal Albert Hall.




Mon 21                                 Leicester De Montfort Hall

Tue 22                                  Swansea Arena  

Thu 24                                  Edinburgh Usher Hall

Fri 25                                     Manchester O2 Apollo

Sun 27                                   Bristol Beacon   

Tue 29                                  York Barbican

Wed 30                                 Newcastle O2 City Hall     



Fri 01                                    Portsmouth Guildhall

Sat 02                                    Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Mon 04                                 London Royal Albert Hall


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Tickets on General Sale on Friday 19 April @ 10am BST


About The Cult

​​The Cult formed in 1984 in England, with the seminal post-punk band going on to sell millions of albums with numerous international and U.S. gold and platinum certifications. Ian Astbury (vocals) and Billy Duffy (guitar) have released 11 studio albums over The Cult’s career. The band, dubbed “Shamanic Goths”, found international renown with the 1985 album, Love, which featured the enduring rock anthem ‘She Sells Sanctuary’, as well as the oft-heard follow-up single, ‘Rain’. Electric arrived in 1989, with journalists saying the collection of songs (particularly ‘Love Removal Machine’, ‘Wild Flower’ and ‘Lil’ Devil’) “swaggers, crunches, and howls.” Most recently, The Cult released Under the Midnight Sun. A review of the eight-song album succinctly said “rock’s unquenchable melodramatists have the fire in their eyes still.” In late 2023, Astbury and Duffy reformed Death Cult for a series of live performances including a sole U.S. date at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel and a limited run of U.K. dates including back-to-back sold out shows at the Brixton Electric. Over the early months of 2024, the band has performed on The Howard Stern Show and begun a series of vinyl reissues of their full slate of critically-acclaimed albums.

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