This is my revenge. People hated on me for putting The Cult on my contest posters a couple years back.... here they are.
Ian Astbury has been poor live in recent years, so I'm hoping he takes these shows seriously and stops truncating lyrics and rushing through songs. Billy Duffy is a super-god who ALWAYS sounds fantastic, so I'm sure he'll crush it. They can put together a :55 set that will entertain just about any crowd that likes guitars, so this should be a great opportunity for hipsters to get into "Love Removal Machine", "She Sells Sanctuary", "Spiritwalker", "The Witch", and their many other really f'in good live songs. Of course they might just play a bunch of "Electric" songs since they've been touring the album, and that would be fine too.
Ian had also been pushing GV to book The Cult in recent years. Glad to see it worked out. They're the rare 80s rock act that has a sliver of artistic integrity and they've changed up their sound and succeeded with multiple versions of themselves. They're not for everyone (especially his voice), but they definitely bring something to the Polo Grounds.
What stage and time do we want The Cult to play then?
I'd like 8pm in a packed Mojave - although they may get the Madness slot on the Outdoor theatre c.1 hour earlier IIRC
Come a long long, come a long long way
while i'm happy to see them on the lineup, it's kind of in a secondary bucket list sort of way for me. i've always wanted to see them but have never been willing to pay to see one of their shows because almost every live video i've seen Ian sounds really bad, even as far back as the mid 90s. maybe i've been watching the wrong videos, i dont know. but i'm going into this one expecting more of a nostalgia trip than a really solid set vocal wise. for the record i hope i'm wrong.
Originally Posted by menikmati
I'm locking this fucker.
Did his hair go with Leif Garrett's?
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
The last time I saw The Cult, Guns N Roses opened.
This is going to be a trip...
The Cult on the polo fields is gonna be fucking great. I could see them playing the outdoor right before The Replacements or closing out the Mojave
That is pretty delicious right there.
Crossing my fingers that The Cult won't conflict with either The Knife or OutKast...
Tosca - 3.3.14 @ El Rey Theatre
Tool - 3.27.14 @ US Airways Center
Coachella - 4.11.14 - 4.13.14 @ Empire Polo Grounds
Depends on how badly Slash needs to make rent that month.