Ian Astbury and The Cult bring down a near sold out Warfield Theater with a triumphant return to The City by the Bay.

In anticipation of their soon to be released new record (Hidden City, Feb 2016, Cooking Vinyl), The Cult just wrapped up the Primal Cult Tour with fellow UK rockers, Primal Scream, as direct support for all shows.

Opening with “Horse Nation,” The Cult ran through a setlist of both classic and newer material, including “Rain,” “Nirvana,” “The Witch,” and “Fire Woman,” all of which had Astbury sounding just as good, if not better, than he has in years. The band also ripped through “Dark Energy,” a track off of Hidden City, which featured the classic guitar tone of Billy Duffy.

As the band wrapped its all too brief 90-minute set with “Love Removal Machine,” it was quite clear that they still have plenty of gas left in their tank.

National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner made the scene to capture the show.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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