Choose your weapons, Canada — The Cult are preparing to storm our shores again.
The arena-rock outfit led by singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy will hit eight Canadian cities later this summer to bang the drum for their latest album Choice of Weapon.
The Cult begin their visit with an Aug. 22 stop in Vancouver, then venture to a handful of Prairie markets before heading to Toronto and Montreal. They wrap up their national swing with a Sept. 2 show in Quebec City. See below for the full list of dates and locations.
Tickets for most of the shows go on sale Friday June 22 or Saturday June 23 at Ticketmaster. They’ll set you back somewhere between $47 and $65, depending on the city, venue and seating. Halifax indie-rockers Gloryhound will open all the shows.
The dark, propulsive Choice of Weapon is the 30-year-old band’s ninth disc and first album in five years. The band’s previous hits include Fire Woman and Love Removal Machine.
The Cult’s Canadian tour dates:
Aug. 22 | Vancouver | Commodore Ballroom
Aug. 24 | Edmonton | Events Centre
Aug. 25 | Medicine Hat | Esplande Theatre
Aug. 26 | Calgary | Cowboys Calgary
Aug. 28 | Regina | Event Plex
Aug. 31 | Toronto | Phoenix
Sept. 1 | Montreal | Metropolis
Sept. 2 | Quebec City | Grand Theatre