The Cult announce European tour, launch video for new single Vendetta X

The Cult, 2022
(Image credit: Juan Azulay)

The Cult have announced a European tour for this summer. The run of 13 shows kicks off at the 2000-capacity Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, on June 14, and wraps up the following month with a trio of outdoor UK shows in Cardiff, Halifax and Scarborough. Full dates below. 

The band have also released a video for Vendetta X, the fourth single to to plucked from the mysterious grooves of their eleventh album Under The Midnight Sun, which was released in October. It follows in the sonic footsteps of earlier singles Give Me Mercy, A Cut Inside and Mirror.  

The video for Vendetta X was directed by Juan Azulay, who has also worked on the videos for Give Me Mercy and Mirror, in addition to earlier Cult videos for Dark Energy, Deeply Ordered Chaos, Hinterland and G O A T.

“At the core of it all, music contains the vibrational frequency of how we once communicated before we could even speak,” frontman Ian Astbury says of the albium. “Bird songs, animal calls, string theory, quantum physics, psychedelics… The record ultimately becomes about discovering and celebrating anew the beauty from those strangely natural moments that surround and inspire us."

The Cult: European Tour 2023

Jun 14: Brussels Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
Jun 15: Stuttgart LKA Longhorn, Germany
Jun 21: Madrid La Riviera, Spain
Jun 22: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Jun 23: Bilbao Music Legends Festival, Spain
Jun 25: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Jun 27: Budapest Park, Hungary
Jun 29: Kragujevac Arsenal Fest, Serbia
Jun 30: Zagreb SRC Salaata, Croatia
Jul 01: Pordenone Blues Festival, Italy
Jul 04: Cardiff Castle, UK
Jul 05: Halifax Piece Hall, UK
Jul 06: Scarborough Open Air Theatre, UK

Tickets are on sale now.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.