80s The Cult 1987 British Tour Rock Concert t-shirt Extra Large
Chest 23.5 in.
Length 25 in.
Content: Feels like 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: No tag
This sweet double-sided t-shirt celebrates the British leg of the 1987 Tour from the band the Cult. The group was formed in the mid 80s, and originally performed under the name Death Cult, before shortening it to just The Cult. The group initially gained popularity thanks to their post-punk and gothic rock influences, which were particularly present in their hit single "She Sells Sanctuary".
1987 was the year that the Cult released their third studio album titled Electric, which served as the follow up to their commercial breakthrough album, Love. Electric showed the band moving away from their gothic rock roots and towards a more traditional hard rock sound. This was a deliberate choice, designed for the band to capitalize off the heavy metal trends of the 1980s. The album was produced by Rick Rubin, who would later go on to co-found Def Jam Recordings, and it featured the notable single "Love Removal Machine", which breached the Top 20 of both the UK and US charts. During the 1987 tour, two more singles from the album were released, "Wild Flower" and "Lil Devil".
After their British leg of the tour, the Cult continued on to the US, where they were supported by a band that was largely unknown at the time, Guns N' Roses. That same year, they also played at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, and then took their world tour to Australia.
Fits like a modern unisex adult Extra Large