As reported last week, Roadrunner has signed The Cult, and we can now announce that the multi-platinum band's forthcoming CD - their first new studio album since 2001 - will be titled Born Into This.

Born Into This is currently being recorded in London with producer Youth (Verve, Primal Scream), and will be released in conjunction with The Cult's imprint label, New Wilderness, this September.

In the meantime, The Cult, led by founding members vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, will embark on a series of European arena shows with rock legends The Who starting June 5th. The band will be adding headline dates and festival appearances along the route, building on the overwhelming reaction to their 2006 sell-out world tour. A U.S. headline tour will follow in the fall.

Stay tuned for much more The Cult news in the next weeks and months...