The Cult has just announced the addition of a Los Angeles date to their summer North American concert tour, set to kick off May 25. The band will wrap up the first tour leg with a headline show at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, June 23, their first hometown show in nearly two years. Tickets are priced at $32.50 and go on sale tomorrow, April 27 at 10:00AM PST and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

Said The Cult's guitarist Billy Duffy, "We are super excited to return to one of our favorite Los Angeles venues to debut, live in our hometown, some of the new songs from our new album, 'Choice of Weapon.' The Palladium has hosted a few stellar Cult shows over the years, and this one, I can guarantee, will be up there with the best."

The Los Angeles date and the tour are in support of The Cult's new album, Choice of Weapon, due out May 22, and is part of the band's world tour that will take them to ten countries throughout Europe. The Cult will be supported by Against Me! and The Icarus Line on the North American dates.

"This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour," said The Cult's vocalist, Ian Astbury. "We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience. That's our purpose."

"For The Animals," the first official single and video from Choice of Weapon, can be seen below. The song asserts the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing group of disenfranchised youth in our society.

Watch The Cult's "For the Animals" Video


Now including the Hollywood Palladium show, confirmed dates for The Cult's 2012 North American tour 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

7 Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf

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)