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will be the musical guest on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Friday, May 18, marking the band’s second appearance on the late-night network television show.  “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 12:00AM ET and PT/11:00PM CT.  Fans are invited to attend the taping – go to www.1iota.com for information on obtaining tickets, or log onto www.thecult.us/ for more information.

For the telecast, will perform a track from their new album, Choice of Weapon, due out May 22, as well as one of the band’s classics.  In addition, the band will play three more songs that will be made available exclusively on the “Kimmel” website.

Choice of Weapon has already begun to get stellar press reviews, with the consensus being that it’s the band’s best album since their Platinum-selling Sonic Temple.  Both the UK’s Mojo and Record Collector gave it a 4-Star review with Record Collector proclaiming it to be “their best album in years – probably decades;” Q magazine called it “brilliant,” and response from U.S. outlets has been as enthusiastic:  “…the group’s most incisive, infectious, and irresistible album ever…” “…Choice of Weapon captures the best essence of the band’s sound from Electric and Sonic Temple while pushing it forward…” “…pretty sensational…”

’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” precedes the band’s busy summer touring schedule that kicks off May 25 in San Diego, CA with the first leg of its 2012 North American Tour.  The 20-date trek will take the band to major and secondary markets across the continent, and includes shows in New York and Los Angeles.  A three-week European trek, where the band will headline their own concerts as well as share stages with Ozzy and Guns N’ Roses, begins in Belgrade on June 28.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

MAY

25   San Diego, CA – Humphreys By the Bay
26   Las Vegas, NV – M Resort
27   San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
30   Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

JUNE

1   Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
2   Windsor, ON – Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza
3   Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Indoor Stage
5   Boston, MA – House of Blues
8   New York, NY – Terminal 5
9   Hampton Beach, NH – Ballroom
10   Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12   Washington, D.C.  – The Fillmore
13   The Norva, Norfolk, VA
15   Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
16   Orlando, FL – House of Blues
17   Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
19   Houston, TX – House of Blues
20   Dallas, TX – House of Blues
22   Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
23   Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

 

(European Tour Dates):

JUNE  

28   Belgrade, Serbiz – USCE Park (with Ozzy & Friends)
29   Graz, Austria – Schwarzl Freizeit Zetrum (with GN’R)

JULY

1   Bucharest, Romania – Rock the City Festival (with GN’R, Faith No More)
3   Split, Croatia – Spaladium Arena (headline)
4   Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska (headline)
7   Zottegem, Belgium, Rock Zottegem Festival
8   Weert, Netherlands – Bospop Festival
10   Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli (headline)
13   Pizzola Sul Brenta, Italy – Contarini Festival (headline)
14   Rimini, Italy – Velvet Rock (headline)
15   Milano, Italy – Carroponte (headline)
17   Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz (headline)
18   Madrid, Spain – La Riviera (headline)
19   Porto, Portugal – Mares Vivas Festival (with Garbage)

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