THE CULT To Release Electric Peace Album In July; Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

June 22, 2013, a year ago

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On July 30th, Beggars Archive will release the two-disc album from THE CULT entitled Electric Peace, which pairs up the band's Electric with the scrapped Peace album. The tracks featured on Peace were released as Electric b-sides, The Manor Sessions EP, and the Rare Cult box set from 2000 which hasn't been available for 13 years.
The Cult's diehard fans are aware that Peace is in fact the album that became Electric. By the end of October 1986, the album was recorded, the masters assembled, but the band weren't happy with the final results, which seemed too polished. Appreciating the rawness of RUN-D.M.C.'s 'Walk This Way', the band contacted producer Rick Rubin to remix the lead track, 'Love Removal Machine'. Rubin agreed to work with the band but only on condition that the track was entirely re-recorded. The result was a sparse, dry, riffing version that captured the sonic excitement the band were looking for. Enthused by the results, the decision was made to abandon the expensive Peace recordings and re-record the entire album in New York with Rick Rubin. The new tracks would become The Cult's third album, re-titled Electric, and a multi-million seller. The Electric Peace tracklist is as follows: Electric: 'Wild Flower' 'Peace Dog' 'Lil' Devil' 'Aphrodisiac Jacket' 'Electric Ocean' 'Bad Fun' 'King Contrary Man' 'Love Removal Machine' 'Born To Be Wild' 'Outlaw' 'Memphis Hip Shake' Peace: 'Love Removal Machine' 'Wild Flower' 'Peace Dog' 'Aphrodisiac Jacket' 'Electric Ocean' 'Bad Fun' 'Conquistador' 'Zap City' 'Love Trooper' 'Outlaw' 'Groove Co.' The Cult will perform their 1987 album Electric, raw and unfiltered on tour in 2013, an event branded as Electric 13. Until now, The Cult have never performed the album in its entirety. The live show will also include a second set pulling from the band's eight other studio albums. Vocalist Ian Astbury commented, "The Cult's life blood has always been playing live, we are between albums and decided to continue the momentum created by Choice Of Weapon, stay in people's hearts and minds. As Love Live was such an incredible experience we have decided that performing the Electric album, an event that has been demanded by our fans and followers as the perfect live set to play in 2013."
More dates for the trek have been announced. Confirmed Electric 13 tour dates now include: July 25 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 26 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 27 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore 29 - Portland, OR - Roseland 30 - Seattle, WA - Shoebox Sodo August 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 2 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 3 - Sturgis, ND - Buffalo Chip Festival 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre 8 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore 9 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 10 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore 11 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 14 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues 16 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live 17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 18 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works 20 - Silver Springs, MD - Fillmore 22 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues 24 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts 27 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 29 - Lake Charles, LA - L'Aubergine Casino Resort 30 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues September 1 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 3 - Austin, TX - ALC Live/Moody Theatre 5 - Pheonix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre 6 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre 8 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues October 18 - Cardiff, Wales - University Great Hall 19 - Devon, England - Exeter Great Hall 20 - Hampshire, England - Southampton Guildhall 22 - Norfolk, England - UEA 23 - Wolverhampton, England - Wolves Civic Hall 25 - Manchester, England - Academy 26 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands 28 - Nottingham, England - Rock City 29 - Liverpool, England - 02 Academy 31 - London, England - Roundhouse November 1 - London, UK - The Roundhouse 2 - Paris, France - Bataclan 4 - Tilburg, Holland - O13 5 - Berlin, Germany - Astra 6 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall

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