Cast head out on their UK tour tonight, in support of their new album ‘Troubled Times’, which came out on 5th March. The tour finishes on the 6th April in London with a date at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of the time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles. The second album also went platinum. During that time, Noel Gallagher described watching the band as “a religious experience”, and at release ‘All Change’ was the highest biggest selling album of all time for Polydor. After the band’s split, Power released three solo albums and has played intermittently since 2005 with the reformed La’s.
A decade later, and the original line-up of John Power (guitar/ vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar), Pete Wilkinson (bass) and Keith O’Neill (drums) have reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band has produced an album full of anthemic and melodic written songs for which they have always been loved by their fanbase. Full tour dates below.
Tue March 27 Sheffield Leadmill *EXTRA DATE*
Thu March 29 Newcastle 02 Academy
Fri March 30 Glasgow 02 Academy
Sat March 31 Liverpool University
Sun Apri 01 Leamington Spa Assembly
Tue April 03 Cambridge Junction
Wed April 04 Manchester Academy
Thu April 05 Birmingham 02 Academy2
Fri April 06 London 02 Shephers Bush Empire