With their latest album Hidden City barely a month old The Cult took the bold step of opening the show with a new song, Dark Energy. With its scything riff and driving shuffle this was a natural set opener and as a taster for the new album, it left a delicious taste in the mouth before a couple of hits in Rain and Wild Flower returned the band to familiar territory.
As Pete Townsend once said, a great set list includes one third new songs for the label, one third hits for the casual fans and one third vintage cuts for the hard core fans and The Cult clearly took note as the tribal rhythms of Horse Nation galloped in from their very early days as the Death Cult. Hard core fans were suitably elated.
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