CAPSULES 1 & 2 (2010)
Coinciding with the remastered Love album and 4 disc Omnibus boxed set, the Cult kicked off the long awaited Love Live Tour in late summer (2009). Performing their classic Love album in its entirety, each show was played with the Love tracks opening with "Nirvana" to "Black Angel". A quick intermission followed, then other Cult hits were played (varying by venue): "Sun King", "Dirty Little Rock Star", "Electric Ocean", "Illuminated". Then followed the favorites "Fire Woman", "Lil Devil", "Wild Flower", and lastly "Love Removal Machine". In the evening of 10 October 2009 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the band performed a second encore with original Cult bassist Jamie Stewart and drummer Mark Brzezicki, who played drums with the band during the Love album recording sessions in July and August 1985. The band sold Love Live USB flash drives for each show during the tour.
The Cult entered 2010 continuing their Love Live Tour and announcing more dates in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. The band has also just finished recording a four-track "Capsule" with producer Chris Goss. Capsule 1 was said to be the first of three or four to be released sometime in the summer of 2010. Release formats include CD/DVD dualdisc, 12" vinyl, and digital downloads. Capsule 1 was released on 14 September 2010. The band officially announced the release of its first new studio recording since 2007, "Every Man And Woman Is A Star" . The new single was released through the iTunes Store on 31 July 2010.
On 1 August 2010; the band played the sold out music festival Sonisphere, which marked their first UK performance since the tour for their Love album. During the performance the debuted their new single, "Every Man and Woman is a Star". "Every Man and Woman is a Star" was released on 1 August 2010. On 14 September 2010 the band embarked on a new U.S. tour and released Capsule 1. Capsule 1 was released in conjunction with media technology company Aderra Inc. and was made available in multiple formats including a CD/DVD DualDisc, USB flash drive, 12 inch vinyl, FLAC download and MP3 download. The collection includes a short film made by singer Ian Astbury and Rick Rogers.
On 26 October 2010 the band and Aderra Inc. announced the release of a new song, Embers, for 1 November 2010 and "Capsule 2" available through their webstore on 16 November 2010. Pictures from The Cult's tour stop in Chicago on 28 October 2010 can be seen at a local radio station website.
On 4 December 2010, the band performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV. The episode included an interview with the band by program host, Nic Harcourt.