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The Cult, Controller Controller, The Bangkok Five

Thu. May 18th 2006 7:30pm doors at 7pm Plaza of Nations (All Ages) 7:30pm doors at 7pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Live Nation


“Love Removal Machine”, “She Sells Sanctuary”, “Fire Woman”… these and other barrel-chested, howling Cult songs are among the highlights of the last two decades of rock ’n’ roll.

Since releasing the band’s debut Dreamtime in 1984, Cult lead singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy have been pioneers in writing and recording some of the most incendiary rock songs ever to get played on the radio. Astbury’s lupine shriek, his screaming, howling and panting vocal performances, underlaid by Duffy’s soaring, pulverizing guitars, have formed the core of a sound encompassing a groundbreaking blend of alternative, punk, Goth and rock. For a decade, the band was untouchable, as each album, including Love, Electric, and Ceremony, saw it expand its sound and gain more fans.

Though The Cult dissolved in 1995, ever-increasing interest reunited Astbury and Duffy a few years later, and the two have collaborated off and on, with Astbury taking time out to front a new version of The Doors. This year sees the vocalist and guitarist once again combining their talents for a tour that is sure to remind the world of the power, fury and heart-stopping showmanship of The Cult.

Controller Controller

As Controller.Controller prepare to release their first full-length album, we are asked to consider the “X-amounts”. What are the elusive ingredients that set this band – and, perhaps more importantly, this record – apart from all others? Where will this collection of songs take us? This is, after all, the band that called its first EP, His... more info
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