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Ian Astbury, The Cult - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Ian Astbury, The Cult - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Fans Leave The Cult Show After Ian Astbury Insults Crowd

by Paul Cashmere on October 6, 2013

in Live,News

Many fans of The Cult left the band’s Festival Hall show in Melbourne somewhat shell-shocked after a patchy performance and verbal insults to the audience by singer Ian Astbury.

Astbury surprised the audience with vulgar banter at one time telling the crowd that he would ejaculate in their faces if they didn’t show how much they were enjoying the show. (That is the cleaned up version).

Witnesses said that Astbury told the crowd that Melbourne had “lost its rock and roll roots” and then complained that the crowd wasn’t giving to the band.

The Cult came on stage at around 9:20pm and Astbury decided to show a video he had made at around 10, prompting fans to leave the venue early.

The Cult were touring Australia performing their ‘Electric 13’ album from start to finish. The Melbourne show last night was the final night on the Australian leg of the tour.

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