The Cult has revealed the band will open for Guns N' Roses at their upcoming two-night stand Aug. 18 – Aug. 19 in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium. The dates are among several guest appearances, which the veteran British goth-rockers have performed on GNR's current North American reunion tour in addition to their own Alive In The Hidden City Tour dates in the U.S.
HenneMusic reports on Aug. 17 that Ian Ashtbury and company made the big announcement on Wednesday via an update at the band's Facebook page. The multi-platinum sellers have been touring in support of their latest studio album Hidden City, which was released on Feb. 5 via Cooking Vinyl.
Guns N' Roses has been tantalizing fans by adding opening acts sporadically during their current Not In This Lifetime Tour and had already tapped The Cult as guest artists for a number of past shows. The "Fire Woman" hitmakers previously opened for GNR on stadium stops last month in Atlanta, New Orleans and Orlando, Florida, as well as earlier this month in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium.
The Cult initially kicked off their Alive In The Hidden City Tour back on Feb.4 in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum. The band extended their North America leg last month, adding nearly a dozen festival and headline appearances to their current road schedule, which will keep the hardworking band busy through mid-October.
Following their two shows at Dodger Stadium, the reunited line up, which includes Ashtbury along with classic era guitarist Billy Duffy, as well as Grant Fitzpatrick, John Tempesta and Damon Fox, will take a few well deserved weeks off. The Cult will be back in action on Sept.16 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, at Casino Ballroom with the tour slated to wrap up Oct. 8 in Primm, Nevada, at Star of the Desert Arena. Tickets for select events are available at AXS.
Produced by veteran producer Bob Rock, Hidden City is The Cult's 10th studio album. The release features 12 tracks and is available here in a variety in CD, digital and vinyl formats.
See below for The Cult's 2016 U.S. tour schedule. For all the latest details on The Cult, click here.
Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium (with Guns N' Roses)
Aug. 19 - Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium (with Guns N' Roses)
Sept. 16 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom
Sept. 17 - Chester, PA - Talen Energy Stadium
Sept. 18 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
Sept. 20 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Sept. 21 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte
Sept. 24 - Houston, TX - Houston Open Air
Sept. 27 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion Ballroom
Sept. 29 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah's/Voodoo Lounge
Sept. 30 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
Oct. 01 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 04 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Oct. 05 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Oct. 07 - Fresno, AZ - Paul Paul Theater at Fresno Fair
Oct. 08 - Primm, NV - Star of the Desert Arena