Rock icons, The Cult, to play Scarborough OAT

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Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Picture of The Cult on stage

Rock icons, The Cult, are bringing their ‘Under The Midnight Sun’ European tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 6 July.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am, Friday 31 March via the Ticketmaster website.

Formed in Bradford, The Cult broke through into the mainstream in the mid-1980s with such legendary hits as Rain, Fire Woman, Love Removal Machine, Lil’ Devil and She Sells Sanctuary.

Platinum-selling albums Love (1985), Electric (1987), Sonic Temple (1985) and Ceremony (1991) cemented the post-punk pioneers’ place at rock’s top table and they remain one of the most incendiary live acts around.
Frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist and song-writing partner Billy Duffy continue to be The Cult’s creative driving force.

2022 saw the band release Under The Midnight Sun – their acclaimed seventh UK Top 20 album. 

After selling millions of records during their career,  it was a case of coming full circle for Astbury and Duffy as Under The Midnight Sun, which featured the instant classic single Give Me Mercy, was recorded at Rockfield – the very same fabled Welsh studios where they recorded their 1984 debut Dreamtime.

The Cult’s 13-date European tour starts in June before heading to the UK in July. Together with their date at Scarborough OAT, they also play Cardiff Castle on Tuesday 4 July and The Piece Hall, Halifax, on Wednesday 5 July.

The UK dates are the band’s first shows on home soil since last year’s six-date co-headline arena tour with Alice Cooper.