British rockers The Cult have thrilled fans by unveiling plans to perform their iconic album Electric in full during their upcoming tour.

The band is preparing to hit the road in Britain in October (13), but in the absence of new material, they have decided to play every track from their 1987 record.

Frontman Ian Astbury says, "Our life blood has always been playing live. We are between albums and decided to continue the momentum created by (2012 album) Choice Of Weapon, and stay in people's hearts and minds... We have decided that performing the Electric album, an event that has been demanded by our fans and followers, is the perfect live set to play in 2013."

The Electric 13 shows, which kick off in Cardiff, Wales on 18 October (13), will also include a second set of classics alongside the album performance.