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The Cult
Venue: Tower Theatre – City: Downtown Los Angeles – Date: February 2016

The Cult was kicking off their new tour with a show in Los Angeles on the day their new album Hidden City was getting released. Following their big show at the Hollywood Palladium just a few months before, the beautiful but worn out Tower theatre definitely offered an intimate and ghostly setting.

The band delivered a tight, muscular set including favorites such as “She Sells Sanctuary”, “Fire Woman”, “Love Removal Machine” as well as a few cuts from Hidden City. Unlike their Primal Fear show, there wasn’t any special guests – they had brought it Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones – but it didn’t matter as the sold-out crowd was composed of hardcore cult believers. Last but not least, having seen the band at various venues from the House of Blues to the Palladium and Wiltern, I must admit that the intriguing Tower Theatre contributed to make it my most memorable Cult experience, even though the acoustic wasn’t perfect.

The Cult live at the Tower Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016

The Cult in concert at the Tower Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016 (Ian Astbury)

The Cult live at the Tower Theatre

The Cult’s Billy Duffy in concert in Downtown Los Angeles at the Tower Theatre

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