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The Cult Announce 11th Album 'Under The Midnight Sun' With New Track Give Me Mercy

Thursday, 07 July 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Juan Azulay

The Cult have announced their 11th studio full-length.

The follow-up to 2016's 'Hidden City' is called 'Under The Midnight Sun' and will arrive on October 7 via Black Hill Records.

Led by co-founding members singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band worked with producer Tom Dalgety on the record, which takes its title from a festival experience in Finland. Commenting on the moment at Provinssirock festival in the summer, when the sun barely set, Astbury recalled:

"It’s three in the morning, the sun's up, and there’s all these beautiful people in this halcyon moment. People are laying on the grass, making out, drinking, smoking. There were rows of flowers at the front of the stage from the performances earlier that evening. It was an incredible moment."

As a preview, the group have shared the first single from the LP, Give Me Mercy, a Cult-style rocker packed with Duffy's riff-heavy guitarwork and Astbury's powerful vocals. He added: "I was absolutely enamoured with this piece of music Billy had written, and it perfectly fit these thoughts I’d been having about our culture’s need to move past assumptions of duality. We need new language because words can’t express where we’re going."
 
Duffy said: "Give Me Mercy has all the hallmarks of the new classic Cult to my ears … fresh yet familiar."

The Cult will kick off a North American tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus this Friday (July 8) in St Paul, Minnesota.

The Cult Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri July 08 2022 - SAINT PAUL Minnesota - Palace Theatre St. Paul (USA)
Sun July 10 2022 - CHESTERFIELD - Factory - Chesterfield (USA)
Tue July 12 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Riviera Theatre - IL (USA)
Thu July 14 2022 - CINCINNATI Ohio - PNC PAVILION (USA)
Fri July 15 2022 - HUBER HEIGHTS Ohio - Rose Music Center at The Heights (USA)
Sat July 16 2022 - PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania - Stage AE (USA)
Tue July 19 2022 - WASHINGTON - Anthem (USA)
Wed July 20 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Rooftop at Pier 17 (USA)
Fri July 22 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Met Philadelphia (USA)
Sat July 23 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Leader Bank Pavilion (USA)
Sun July 24 2022 - NEW HAVEN Connecticut - College Street Music Hall (USA)
Tue July 26 2022 - SYRACUSE - Mulroy Civic Center At Oncenter - Crouse Hinds Theatre (USA)
Wed July 27 2022 - ROCHESTER HILLS Michigan - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (USA)
Sat July 30 2022 - RAMA Ontario - Casino Rama Resort (Canada)
Wed August 24 2022 - COCONUT CREEK Florida - Live at Coco Seminole Casino Outdoors (USA)

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