The Cult delivers solid set at Chumash Casino Resort

The Cult delivers solid set at Chumash Casino Resort

Jul 29, 2014

The Cult brought their brand of Heavy Acid Goth Punk Sonic Hard Rock to the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on Thursday (July 24) and didn't disappoint. After 30 years as a unit, the band, consisting of long time members vocalist Ian Astbury, lead guitarist Billy Duffy, bassist Chris Wyse, drummer John Tempesta and returning rhythm guitarist James Stevenson still deliver a dynamic sound.

The rhythm section of Tempesta and Wyse are a rock solid foundation and the always great Duffy showcased his skills and sound that can distinctively and definitively only be The Cult's. The choice to bring Gene Loves Jezebel guitarist James Stevenson back to the band in 2013 has proven to be a good one. Stevenson previously had a stint with the band on their Beauty's On The Streets tour in back in 1994. While Astbury's vocals at times dropped in and out of the mix, Wyse and Stevenson contributed nice backing vocals to fill in the few spaces vacated by Astbury.

After the band's 'Electric 13' tour last year that showcased the 'Electric' album in its entirety, they returned to tracks from all their albums for this current trek. 'Spiritwalker' was included from 'Dreamtime,' with tracks from 'Love' also well represented ('Rain,' 'The Phoenix' and 'She Sells Sanctuary'). Songs from the 'Electric' album included 'Wild Flower,' 'Lil' Devil,' 'Aphrodisiac Jacket,' 'Love Removal Machine' and set closer 'King Contrary Man.' 'Sonic Temple' songs in the set were 'Sweet Soul Sister' and 'Sun King,' but I found it odd that two of the most well known tracks from the band 'Fire Woman" and 'Edie (Ciao Baby)' were not included in the set from that album. Looking back at past set lists, the band hasn't been performing those two in concert for quite some time. 'Gone' was the lone track included from 1994's 'The Cult' album, with 'Rise' representing 2001's 'Beyond Good and Evil' release. 'The Witch' from 'Pure Cult: The Singles 1984–1995' was included, and the quintet also dug into its latest album, 2012's "Choice of Weapon," for a few songs; 'Honey From a Knife,' 'For the Animals' and 'Lucifer.'

Ian Astbury thanked the Chumash people for having them on their sacred land for the show and continuously thanked the crowd for coming out to join the band. After wrapping up with 'King Contrary Man,' (which wasn't on the original set list), Astbury said more new Cult music will be coming soon and invited everyone to join the band online www.thecult.us

Special Thanks to Mike Traphagen of Chumash Casino Resort. For all upcoming shows and events, or to book a room in their beautiful hotel go to www.chumashcasino.com

 

The Cult 2012Cult playlist July 2014

The Cult to Rock Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez

The Cult to Rock Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez

Jul 2, 2014

The Cult, a band from England that has rocked American audiences since the 1980s, will bring their North American summer tour to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Tickets for the show are $35, $45 and $55.

The Cult emerged in 1984 as one of England's leading heavy metal revivalists, gaining a dedicated following with mid-'80s singles, like "She Sells Sanctuary," before breaking into the American hard rock market in the late '80s with "Love Removal Machine."

Their fourth studio album, Sonic Temple, solidified their place in American rock lore. In 1989, the album was certified Platinum in the U.S. and featured some of the band's most popular songs, including "Fire Woman," "Sun King,” "Edie (Ciao Baby)" and "Sweet Soul Sister."

Anchored by iconic frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, The Cult has featured various musicians throughout the years. The group’s latest incarnation features Chris Wyse on bass, John Tempesta on drums and James Stevenson on rhythm guitar.

The group released its ninth studio album, Choice of Weapon, in 2012, and a new album is due to be released this year. After giving two memorable performances at Coachella in April, the Cult have embarked on a summer tour that ends at Alt-Fest 2014 in the United Kingdom.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see this popular hard rock band take the stage in one of the most popular music venues in Santa Barbara County.

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 18-or-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Chumash or online by clicking here.

The Cult 2014Chumash Casino

 

Rock On The Talks: May 29 – June 8

Rock On The Talks: May 29 – June 8

May 29, 2012

May 29 - Ringo Starr - Conan (R-2/1/12)
May 30 - Evanescence - Conan (R-2/2/12)
May 30 - The Cult - Jimmy Kimmel Live (R-5/18/12)
May 30 - Dave Matthews - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (R-4/24/12)
May 31 - Gavin DeGraw - Jimmy Kimmel Live (R-5/21/12)
May 31 - AWOLNATION - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (R-5/10/12)
June 1 - Jack Black - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (R-4/24/12)
June 4 - Silversun Pickups - Late Show With David Letterman
June 7 - Dead Sara - Jimmy Kimmel Live
June 8 - Geoff Tate - Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (R-3/19/12)

Ian Astbury of The Cult gets married in Las Vegas

Ian Astbury of The Cult gets married in Las Vegas

May 29, 2012

The Cult frontman Ian Astbury is a married man. People Magazine has reported that Astbury, 50, and Black Ryder singer/guitarist Aimee Nash "were married on Saturday afternoon, May 26, at the Little Church of the West," his band's rep confirmed.

The couple tied the knot before The Cult's concert at M Resort in Las Vegas that same night. A source says they met when Nash's band opened for The Cult in Australia and that they had been engaged for several months.

The Cult just kicked off a U.S. tour in support of new album 'Choice of Weapon.' Congratulations to Ian and Aimee, on their honeymoon 'tour.'

Here's the remaining U.S. tour dates, after which the band wil begin three-week European trek, headlining their own concerts as well as share stages with Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N’ Roses starting in Belgrade on June 28th.
May 30 - Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Jun. 1 - Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Jun. 2 - Windsor, ON – Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza
Jun. 3 - Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoor Stage
Jun. 5 - Boston, MA – House of Blues
Jun. 8 - New York, NY – Terminal 5
Jun. 9 - Hampton Beach, NH – Ballroom
Jun. 10 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Jun. 12 - Washington, D.C. – The Fillmore
Jun. 13 - The Norva, Norfolk, VA
Jun. 15 - Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Jun. 16 - Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Jun. 17 - Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Jun. 19 - Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jun. 20 - Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jun. 22 - Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Jun. 23 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

Rock on the Talks Recap: The Cult, Gregg Allman, Tenacious D (listen to full stream of ‘Rize of the Fenix’), Carlos Santana

Rock on the Talks Recap: The Cult, Gregg Allman, Tenacious D (listen to full stream of ‘Rize of the Fenix’), Carlos Santana

May 21, 2012

Gregg Allman made a stop to talk to Conan O'Brien on 'Conan' the night of May 15th to promote his new memoirs. He touched on some of his old songs, his brother Duane, his friendship with President Carter, the Fillmore East album, and when Johnny Rotten and The Allman Brothers Band were on Conan's NBC show and what exactly went down.


Fast Tube


Fast Tube

Carlos Santana made a stop on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' to perform a new track from his instrumental album 'Shape Shifter' on May 15th. Check out 'Nomad':

Jack Black and Kyle Gass made the rounds last week to hit the stage on the Late Show with David Letterman (May 14th), Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (May 15) and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (May 18) to perform songs off their new album 'Rise of the Fenix,' On Letterman they did their tribute song, 'Roadie,' with Jimmy Fallon the guys performed the title track to the album and a web-only exclusize of 'Beelzeboss,' and with Leno the guys brought forth 'Low Hanging Fruit.' Watch the performances below and listen to the full stream of their album.


Fast Tube



Check out 'Low Hanging Fruit' here.

The Cult rocked the Bud Light concert stage on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on May 18th, with their new track 'For The Animals' from their new album 'Choice Of Weapon.' The guys follwed that up with one of their classic tracks 'Wild Flower':


Fast Tube


Fast Tube