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.