The Cult brought their Sonic Temple Tour to the Greek Theatre on June 15. On this tour, the band has been playing a vast amount of songs from their groundbreaking album, Sonic Temple. This year is the 30th anniversary of Sonic Temple. Over The Cult’s 36-year history, they've had numerous lineup changes. The only original remaining members include lead vocalist, Ian Astbury and guitarist, Billy Duffy. The duo is known as the songwriters of the group. The Cult has been on hiatus twice! Since reuniting in 2006, the band has released three studio albums and added former White Zombie drummer, John Tempesta, to the lineup. Newest band members Grant Fitzpatrick (Madden Brothers) and keyboardist, Damon Fox (Big Elf) joined four years ago.
The Cult started their high-energy set with the album, Sonic Temple, however, they did not play “Soldier Blue” or “Wake Up Time for Freedom." Interestingly, the album was not performed in order which was unique to see. It's common for most bands to play songs from an album in the order they were released. After Sonic Temple, The Cult played hits including “She Sells Sanctuary,” and an encore of “Wild Flower,” “Rain,” and “Love Removal Machine.” The Cult’s tour resumes on Oct.15 in the U.K. There will also be a limited edition re-issued box set of Sonic Temple with just 3,000 copies available as well as a double vinyl set and five-cd box set.