NEW ALBUM 'GREATEST HITS 1995-2017' RELEASED THIS WINTER
Pedigree Britpop legends Cast will embark on a major UK tour this winter in support of their new album 'Greatest Hits 1995-2017'.
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 ‘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 bands original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.
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 21st April 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 ‘Greatest Hits – 1995-2017’ pulls together 15 of the bands 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.
23 November Limelight 1, Belfast
24 November Academy, Dublin
29 November O2 Academy 1, Oxford
30 November O2 Academy, Bristol
01 December O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
06 December Engine Rooms, Southampton
07 December Tramshed, Cardiff
08 December O2 Kentish Town Forum, London*
13 December O2 Ritz, Manchester*
14 December The Venue, Derby
15 December Newcastle University
20 December O2 Academy, Glasgow
21 December O2 Academy, Leeds
22 December Liverpool Guild of Students - Mountfort Hall*
Cast are John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar), Keith O’Neill (drums) and Jay Lewis (bass).