Friday, April 20, 2012


 A limited edition, 7-inch vinyl picture disc of "For The Animals" and "Lucifer," two brand new tracks from The Cult's upcoming release, Choice of Weapon, will be made available exclusively for Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21.

"For The Animals" is the first official single from the new album, and reflects the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing group of disenfranchised youth in our society.  Choice of Weapon, due out May 22 (Cooking Vinyl), was written by founding members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, and was co-produced by Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E., Masters of Reality) and Bob Rock (Metallica, Bush, and The Cult's Platinum-certified Sonic Temple.  Early reviews have been full of praise, with the Toronto Star's Ben Rayner writing that the new album "feels like the work of the cosmically inclined outfit responsible for such durable records as Love,Electric, and Sonic Temple."

 FTA RSD art

In support of Choice Weapon, The Cult - Astbury, Duffy, bassist Chris Wyse and John Tempesta on drums - will  kick off a world tour on May 25 with a 20-date headline U.S. trek, followed by a three-week tour of Europe.  Dates are below.

Record Store Day is the one day that independently-owned record stores come together to celebrate the art of music, making available special vinyl and CD releases exclusively.  Some 700 independent record stores in the U.S. as well as hundreds of indie record stores around the world, participate in Record Store Day.

25   San Diego, CA - Humphreys By the Bay
26   Las Vegas, NV - M Resort
27   San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
30   Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

 1   Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
 2   Windsor, ON - Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza 
 3   Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - Indoor Stage
 5   Boston, MA - House of Blues
 7   Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
 8   New York, NY - Terminal 5
 9   Hampton Beach, NH - Ballroom
10   Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12   Washington, D.C.  - The Fillmore
13   The Norva - Norfolk, VA
15   Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
16   Orlando, FL - House of Blues
17   Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
19   Houston, TX - House of Blues
20   Dallas, TX - House of Blues
22   Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

28   Belgrade, Serbiz - USCE Park (with Ozzy & Friends)
29   Graz, Austria - Schwarzl Freizeit Zetrum (with GN'R)

 1   Bucharest, Romania - Rock the City Festival (with GN'R, Faith No More)
 3   Split, Croatia - Spaladium Arena (headline)
 4   Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska (headline)
 7   Zottegem, Belgium, Rock Zottegem Festival
 8   Weert, Netherlands - Bospop Festival
10   Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli (headline)
13   Pizzola Sul Brenta, Italy - Contarini Festival (headline)
14   Rimini, Italy - Velvet Rock (headline)
15   Milano, Italy - Carroponte (headline)
17   Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz (headline)
18   Madrid, Spain - La Riviera (headline)
19   Porto, Portugal - Mares Vivas Festival (with Garbage)

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