One of the greatest rock bands of the 1980s, wildly popular in Croatia, legendary The Cult will be playing at Šalata in Zagreb on 27 June this year. This British band sold out the Small Hall at Dom Sportova in 2009, and now they will be making their first large appearance in the open air. The organisers have brought together all of the rock and metal concerts scheduled for June under the name Zagreb RockFest. Tickets are on sale at: Dirty Old Shop, Tratinska 18; Rockmark, Berislavićeva 13; Tvornica kulture, Ljudevita Posavskog 1, and Eventim outlets and www.eventim.hr.
The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current name in January 1984, the band performed under the name Death Cult, which was an evolution of the name of lead singer Ian Astbury’s previous band Southern Death Cult. They gained a dedicated following in the UK in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band, with singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary”, before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as “Love Removal Machine” and “Fire Woman”.
In an October 2016 interview with PopMatters journalist J.C. Maçek III, Cult guitarist Billy Duffy spoke of the band’s playlist while on tour, saying “If you’re playing to a crowd who are not very familiar with you, there’s no point of going too deep but we do always make sure we play a new song. Like on Guns N’ Roses’ tour we had fifty minutes which is ten songs all in. So, you know we just made sure that in those ten songs we played ‘Deeply Ordered Chaos’ which we’re proud of and it makes a certain statement. And it just alerts people to the fact that, yes, we have made a record in the last 30 years.”