The Cult Announce 40th Anniversary Australian Tour

27 June 2024 | 9:15 am | Mary Varvaris

The return marks The Cult’s first Australian tour in eight years.

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English rock band The Cult will make their long-awaited return to Australia this November.

With shows celebrating their 40th anniversary, the 8424 tour begins on Saturday, 23 November, at the Forum in Melbourne, before the band head to Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall (Monday, 25 November), the Sydney Opera House (Tuesday, 26 November), Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall (Thursday, 28 November), and wraps up at Perth’s Metro City on Saturday, 30 November. The band will also play two shows in New Zealand.

The return marks The Cult’s first Australian tour in eight years. The band will be commemorating their 11-album discography – you can expect cuts from 1985’s Love, 1987’s Electric, and 1989’s Sonic Temple, as well as their brilliant 2022 album, Under The Midnight Sun – and their arsenal of hits, including She Sells Sanctuary, Fire Woman, Wild Flower, Love Removal Machine, and stacks more.

The Cult’s present-day line-up comprises founding singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, with drummer John Tempesta and bassist Charlie Jones (Goldfrapp, Page & Plant).

Fans can purchase tickets to see The Cult on Monday, 8 July, at 10 am local time via the TEG Live website. However, fans who can’t wait until then can purchase pre-sale tickets next week.

The Telstra pre-sale begins at 10 am local time on Tuesday, 2 July, and the TEG Live pre-sale kicks off on Thursday, 4 July, at 10 am local time.

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When The Cult last toured Australia in November 2016, The Music’s Sean Mullarkey remarked that the band blew the roof off Adelaide’s HQ.

Birds Of Paradise slowed the pace momentarily, but no sooner had Astbury's melodic voice calmed the venue than he cranked it up again with a powerful rendition of Sweet Soul Sister that had the crowd jumping and moshing once again in a hot, sticky frenzy,” Mullarkey wrote. “Fire Woman maintained the pace and then, to end the set, the riff that simply defines The Cult drifted in like a lullaby as She Sells Sanctuary echoed around the room.”



Saturday 23 November - The Forum, Melbourne VIC

Monday 25 November - Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD

Tuesday 26 November - Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Thursday 28 November - Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA

Saturday 30 November - Metro City, Perth WA