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For the Animals: The Cult announce ‘Alive in the Hidden City’ tour, Boston date


Beginning on the eve of the February 5 release of their latest album, Hidden CityThe Cult will kick off their “Alive in the Hidden City” U.S. tour, which includes a performance at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre on Tuesday, April 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at citicenter.org, the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office or by phone 866.348.9738. Prices will be $47.00 and $57.00

Hidden City is The Cult’s first album in three years and their 10th studio album overall. It’s the final installment in a trilogy of recordings that began with 2007’s Born Into This (‘The Fall’) and was followed by 2012’s Choice of Weapon (‘Dark Knight of the Soul’). Hidden City, currently available for pre-purchase on all music sites, is a tightly woven series of experience and visions with underlying themes of redemption and rebirth threaded through The Cult’s music. Ian Astbury’s signature baritone and blood-soaked lyrics paired with Duffy’s smoldering and textured guitar tones create a musical environment that is fearless and peerless. Stemming from the Spanish phrase “La Ciudad Oculta” or “hidden city,” the album reflects an awakening of consciousness through its tone and complexity.

“Hidden City is a metaphor for our spiritual lives, our intimate interior lives,” explained Astbury. “I find today’s gurus are trying to peddle some cure, product or insight as if it’s a new phenomenon. My place is to respond, not react, to observe, participate and share through words and music. There is no higher authority than the heart.”


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