The Cults are very excited to be back on the road. This is one their first shows since the pandemic. They play a lot of songs from their latest album, Host, which was released in 2020, and a lot of older ones too.
Midway through the set, they play “You Know What I Mean”. The contrast in this song is excellent. It starts off so slowly and sweet, but then the crashing guitars come in and crank it up to a new level.
To close out their set, they play “Abducted”. “He tore me apart because I really loved him. He took my heart away and left me to bleed out, bleed out.” The driving melody coupled with the driving vocals sound great tonight.
Nobody left the venue when they left the stage, as they all knew an encore was coming. Sure enough, they return very shortly after. After just the first note of “Go Outside”, the audience erupts and the music stops. The lead singer says “Psych”! It’s not clear if it was a technical glitch, or them just teasing the iconic xylophone start of the song. They start again and then it stops again after a few notes. Then, on the third time they play the whole song.
To end the night, they play “Always Forever”. It’s their biggest hit with over 258 million streams on Spotify. They bring out a special guest, Cullen Omori, the guitarist from Smith Westerns. “You and me always forever. We could stay alone together.” It’s such a beautiful song and a fantastic close to the night.
See the full setlist here.
Cost of a ticket: $30
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –
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