The Rock City archives: 2016

The Cult, Rock City Main Hall

  • Monday 29th February 2016
  • Supported by: Broken Hands

Following the sonic assault of ‘Dark Energy’, The Cult have unveiled ‘Deeply Ordered Chaos’, another fearless excerpt from their forthcoming new album ‘Hidden City’, out February 5th on Cooking Vinyl.

‘Hidden City’ is the tenth studio album from The Cult, produced by Bob Rock and written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. The second taste taken from it, ‘Deeply Ordered Chaos’ twists and turns on a dark, dramatic voyage through guitar, drums and strings, before building to a monumental crescendo.

Having finished their run of dates in the US with Primal Scream, the band are poised to bring their staggering live show to the UK and Ireland. The Cult play:



Thurs 25th                   BRISTOL, Colston Hall

Fri 26th                        MANCHESTER, Albert Hall

Sat 27th                      LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton

Mon 29th                   NOTTINGHAM, Rock City



Tues 1st                       BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute

Thurs 3rd                     ABERDEEN, Music Hall

Fri 4th                          GLASGOW, Barrowlands

Sat 5th                        DUBLIN, Vicar Street

Sun 6th                       BELFAST, Mandella Hall

Tues 8th                      LEEDS, Beckett University

Wed 9th                     NEWCASTLE, City Hall

Thurs 10th                   NORWICH, UEA


Tickets go on sale this Friday December 11th at 10am provides a metaphor for the revolt between the self and soul, which forms the framework of the album. “My place is to observe, participate and share through words and music,” says Ian Astbury. “There is no higher authority than the heart.”


The album is the final part of a trilogy that has witnessed the rebirth of the band, beginning with ‘Born Into This’ (2007), followed by ‘Choice of Weapon’ (2012), and culminating with the seductive ‘Hidden City’.


The Cult are: Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitars), John Tempesta (drums), Grant Fitzpatrick (bass) & Damon Fox (keyboards)