The Cult to play sold-out Bristol O2 Academy show this month

The Cult to play sold-out Bristol O2 Academy show this month

Posted on: 03 Oct 2019

It’s been 30 years since 80’s hard rockers The Cult released their seminal debut album Sonic Temple. 


What began the start of a glorious career, Sonic Temple also marked a pivotal moment for the rock scene. A union of hard rock and indie, the album earned the band four chart-topping singles; “Fire Woman”, “Edie (Ciao Baby)”, “Sun King” and “Sweet Soul Sister”.



Since the 1989 release, The Cult has gone onto release nine more studio albums, yet many fans remain loyal to Sonic Temple. Now followers of The Cult have the chance to relive the revered 80s debut all over again.


To mark the album’s 30th birthday, the band have released an album reissue alongside a heavy U.K. tour schedule. They’re coming to Bristol this month!


On Monday 28 October, The Cult will play a headline show at one of Bristol’s biggest venues: the O2 Academy. Unfortunately, tickets have already sold-out. 


The tour will draw from the band’s ten studio albums, with the main event being a superset focusing on the core songs from Sonic Temple. Some tunes have not been performed since the album was initially released, so it's certainly not one to miss. 


“I’d like fans to not only allow themselves a little indulgence into maybe simpler happier times of the late 80s”, explains lead guitarist Billy Duffy, “but also be happy that the music is now really their possession, not ours, and to do with it what they will." 

Tickets for The Cult's Bristol show have now sold out, but contact the venue for any returned tickets. The O2 Academy is located: Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA. 

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