Snapshots: The Cult w/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Anthem — 7/19/22

Ian Astbury of The Cult performs at The Anthem on July 19, 2022. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson)

I guess hearing The Cult bang out classics like “Fire Woman” and “Sun King” got someone a little too fired up at the band’s performance last week at The Anthem because lead singer Ian Astbury took it upon himself to jump into the crowd and break up a scuffle near the front row while the band performed “Rain” late in the set. Of course, there’s video.

Luckily, on July 19, the distraction didn’t take anything away from the show, with Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy combing through their back catalog for cuts like “Sweet Soul Sister” and “Edie (Ciao Baby)” along with their major hits like “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Love Removal Machine.” They also played their new single “Give Me Mercy” from their upcoming album Under The Midnight Sun which will be released in October. 

Watch the official music video for “Give Me Mercy” by The Cult on YouTube:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club opened the show and performed an hour of their trademark bluesy-rock, opening with a powerful “Beat the Devils Tattoo” and closing with the 1-2 punch of “Whatever Happened to My Rock n’ Roll (Punk Song)” and “Spread Your Love.” 

The Cult setlist:
Rise
Sun King
Automatic Blues
Sweet Soul Sister
Soul Asylum
Edie (Ciao Baby)
Give Me Mercy
Wild Flower
Fire Woman
Revolution
Rain
She Sells Sanctuary

Encore:
Love Removal Machine

Here are some photos of The Cult performing at The Anthem on July 19, 2022. All photos copyright Kyle Gustafson.

BRMC Setlist:
Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
Red Eyes and Tears
Awake
Six Barrel Shotgun
American X
Stop
Shuffle Your Feet
Berlin
Hate the Taste
Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘n’ Roll (Punk Song)
Spread Your Love

And here are some images of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performing at The Anthem on July 19, 2022. All pictures again copyright and courtesy of Kyle Gustafson.

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