The Cult announce ‘Electric 13’ tour

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The Cult have announced plans for a special stateside tour celebrating their classic album, Electric. Dubbed the “Electric 13” tour, the band will perform the album in its entirety when they stop in Boston for a night at the House of Blues on Friday, August 23. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $28 and $40.

Until now, The Cult have never performed Electric in its entirety. It’s not the first time, however, the band has dedicated a tour to a prior release. In 2009, they performed their sophomore release Love in its entirety. On the upcoming tour, the band will will deliver a second set featuring material from the band’s eight other studio albums, including their most recent release 2012’s Choice of Weapon.

“The Cult’s life blood has always been playing live, we are between albums and decided to continue the momentum created by Choice of Weapon, stay in people’s hearts and minds,” commented frontman Ian Astbury in a press release. “As ‘Love Live’ was such an incredible experience we have decided that performing the Electric album, an event that has been demanded by our fans and followers as the perfect live set to play in 2013.”

Released in 1987, Electric was the band’s third stuido effort and follow-up to 1985’s Love. Recorded in New York City at the legendary Electric Ladyland studios with Rick Rubin, it marked a deliberate stylistic change to more hard rock. It went on to become one of The Cult’s most successful and influential albums.

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