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Cast announce Greatest Hits tour in support of Singles album (2018)


Story by Jack Foley

CAST have announced major UK tour this winter in support of their new album Singles 1995-2017.

The tour consists of 13 dates in November and December and includes a night at London’s O2 Forum.

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second of which, Mother Nature Calls, also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001.

All Change became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums and played intermittently with the reformed La’s.

A decade later, in 2012, the band’s original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for Troubled Times.

At the end of 2015, Cast celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic album All Change, with two sold out shows at the historic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall where they played the record in its entirety accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The band’s last album, Kicking Up The Dust, was released on April 21, 2017. The album, Cast’s sixth studio album, was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool and was produced by resident studio legend – Alistair Groves.

Cast’s Singles – 1995-2017 pulls together 15 of the band’s classic singles from across their 6 studio albums, including 10 top 20 hits (Finetime, Alright, Sandstorm, Walkaway, Flying, Free Me, Guiding Star, Live The Dream, I’m So Lonely and Beat Mama).

Also included are See That Girl and Timebomb from 2011’s Troubled Times, and Do That from ‘2017’s Kicking Up the Dust.

This is the first Cast career retrospective, and will be available exclusively on vinyl.

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Friday, May 4, 2018.

The tour dates are (all November and December 2018)

23 – Belfast Limelight
24 – Dublin Academy
29 – Oxford O2 Academy
30 – Bristol O2 Academy

1 – Birmingham O2 Institute
6 – Southampton Engine Rooms
7 – Cardiff Tramshed
8 – London O2 Forum
13 – Manchester O2 Ritz
14 – Glasgow O2 ABC
15 – Newcastle University
21 – Leeds O2 Academy
22 – Liverpool Guild Of Students – Mountford Hall