In celebration of the 30th anniversary release of “Sonic Temple”, The Cult is releasing the album in a variety of formats; each unique in its own way.
Along with the album re-release on September 13, the band will be making a short tour around the United Kingdom.
The Cult have planned a boxed set, a CD set, a double LP, and a digital version for release.
The boxed set will feature vinyl and cassette, memorabilia and other items related to the album, and previously unreleased music. The set has been limited to a total of 3,000 worldwide copies.
Each numbered set includes a total of 40 tracks on three LP’s and a cassette tape. Along with the album, the third LP is a live performance in Wembley Stadium. Memorabilia and such includes a backstage pass and press releases.
For those fans who just want the music there is a five CD set featuring the album and lots of alternate and extended versions of the songs. The CD set also includes the Wembley performance for a total of 53 tracks.
For retro fans there is a revamped version of the original album on two discs. The original album has been out of print for over 20 years.
And for the computer age, there is a 43 track digital release that features all the alternate and extended tracks from the CD set along with the live performance but does not include the original “Sonic Temple” album.
The Cult UK tour dates:
Oct 15 at Rock City in Nottingham
Oct 17 at the Academy in Birmingham
Oct 18 at the University in Cardiff
Oct 20 at the Academy in Leeds
Oct 21 at The Music Hall in Aberdeen
Oct 22 at the Academy in Glasgow
Oct 24 at the Apollo in Manchester
Oct 27 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London
Oct 28 at the Academy in Bristol
Oct 29 at Guildhall in Portsmouth