The Cult have announced a 20-date North American tour supporting the new ‘For The Animals’ album. The tour will kick off on Friday, May 25th in San Diego, California, and continue until June 22nd in Tempe, Arizona. Against Me! and The Icarus Line will be supporting The Cult at most of the dates.

“This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour,” said The Cult vocalist Ian Astbury. “We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience. That’s our purpose.”

The Cult have two dates lined up before the North American Tour kicks off:
May 4 – Birmingham, AL – Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Bowl
May 5 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival

2012 North American tour dates:
May 25 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys By the Bay
May 26 – Las Vegas, NV – M Resort
May 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
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. 7 – Buffalo, NY – Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
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 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
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

Check out tour dates and get tickets here: www.thecult.com, You can listen to samples of all the tracks on the new album at: www.amazon.com. It is a fantastic sounding new album, totally and completely relevant for 2012.