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Listen: The Cult – Sage Gateshead

09/05/2019

The Cult are one of the most enduringly acclaimed British rock bands of all time, with an eclectic back catalogue spanning 36 years that’s studded with many hard-rock classics as well as timeless post-punk bops…

You can now relive some of the best offerings from Ian Astbury and co with the help of our devilishly good playlist, before The Cult’s one-off UK headline show at The Sage Gateshead on Sunday 26th May.

Formed in 1983 by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, The Cult emerged out of Bradford as one of England’s leading heavy metal revival bands. The Cult, unsurprisingly, quickly gained a cult following in the UK. Their unique sound, that took the pseudo-mysticism and Native American fascination of The Doors, combined it with the three-chord punch of AC/DC and edged it off with flourishes of post-punk goth rock, was enough to capture the imagination of the country.

Gigs North East’s ‘The Cult: Best Of’ playlist contains some of the band’s biggest hits, including ‘She Sells Sanctuary’, ‘Fire Woman’, ‘Rain’, ‘Edie (Ciao Baby)’ and more.

We’ve also included some favourites from the band’s most recent album, 2016’s ‘Hidden City’, including ‘Dark Energy’ and ‘Hinterland’. As well as some hidden gems from The Cult’s diverse back catalogue, like ‘Sacred Life’ and ‘Dirty Little Rockstar’.

This is the perfect playlist for those wanting to quickly get familiar with The Cult’s dynamic repertoire. However, we’re hoping die-hard Cult fans will enjoy it just as much!

The Cult’s headline show at The Sage, Gateshead, on Sunday 26th May is set to be a special one. It’s currently their only confirmed UK headline show of 2019 – a year that marks the 30th anniversary of their most iconic album ‘Sonic Temple’. Listen to the playlist and reacquaint yourself with the only cult worth being a part of.

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