May 29, 2007, 11:00 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Veteran British rock act the Cult has signed with Roadrunner, Billboard.com can reveal. The group's first new album since 2001's Atlantic set "Beyond Good and Evil" will be released Sept. 25 in conjunction with its own New Wilderness imprint. The as-yet-untitled set is being recorded in London with producer Youth.
Beginning June 5, the Cult, which now includes lone founding members vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, will be on the road in Europe supporting the Who. North American dates are being booked for the fall.
Following the release of "Beyond Good and Evil," which Astbury previously told Billboard.com was a "soul destroying" experience, the Cult was inactive for three-and-a-half years before reuniting to tour in the spring of 2006.
As previously reported, Astbury guests on "Burn My Shadow," the first single from the upcoming UNKLE album, "War Stories."