- Fri 13 May - Kings Arms, Auckland
- Sat 14 May - The Gov, Adelaide
- Sun 15 May - Capitol, Perth
- Thu 19 May - The Triffid, Brisbane
- Fri 20 May - The Corner, Melbourne
- Sat 21 May - The Factory, Sydney
TOUR POSTPONEMENT: Iconic UK band CAST postpone Australia / New Zealand tour until February 2017
Troubadour Music has announced today the postponement of Cast’s tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Recording commitments and release plans in the UK have taken unavoidable precedence, resulting in this postponement.
The band said today, “We are extremely sorry to have to put our Australian and New Zealand touring plans on hold for another eight months, we were so looking forward to heading down under. When we return it will be to showcase our new album, we can’t wait for that.”
Cast is one of the most revered bands of the Brit-pop era, and Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.”
All tickets purchased to Cast shows will be refunded, and new dates will be announced very soon. Please contact the venues for any refund enquiries.
“Cast never sounded so good.” – Nottingham Post“Two decades after kick-starting the Cast story, John Power clearly still has it and fronts a revitalised outfit proving there’s still plenty of life in the old model.” – Write Wyatt UK
“Britpop is far from dead, it just needed someone as tremendous as Cast to push it back into the limelight.” - GiggingNI.com
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 have been labelled ‘The Who of the 90’s’, and Noel Gallagher once described watching them play live as “a religious experience.”
The band 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. During that time, ‘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 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) reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for 2012 album ‘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.
John Power says of the reformation:
“Getting back with the band and working with John Leckie again after all these years apart was just how I envisioned it when I started writing the songs for this album. Then it was all about putting into words what it was I was feeling, about all the things I was seeing all around me and troubled times is what we found.”
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