Britpop legends CAST announce the Greatest Hits Tour is coming to Belfast at The Limelight 1

Britpop legends CAST announce the Greatest Hits Tour is coming to Belfast at The Limelight 1

Pedigree Britpop legends CAST announce the Greatest Hits Tour is coming to Belfast at The Limelight 1 on Friday 23rd November 2018. Cast is set to release two new ‘vinyl’ only packages in November 2018 and are hitting the road to celebrate, performing their greatest hits.

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.

With Founding member Pete Wilkinson retiring form the band in 2013. John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar – also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) were joined by former La’s member Jay Lewis on bass.

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 bands Latest 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.

Labelled ‘The Who of the 90’s’, Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.”

Cast are set to release two new ‘vinyl’ only packages in November 2018.

Cast ‘Singles – 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.

Cast ‘Vinyl – 1995-2017’ is a 4LP vinyl box set containing the 4 Polydor albums ‘All Change’ (1995), ‘Mother Nature Calls’ (1997), ‘Magic Hour’ (1999) and ‘Beetroot’ (2001). All are to be pressed on 18GM Heavyweight coloured vinyl. ‘Mother Nature Calls’, ‘Magic Hour’ and ‘Beetroot’ are being re-issued for the first time.

‘Singles – 1995-2017’ – Tracklisting

A1. Finetime

A2. Alright

A3. Sandstorm

A4. Walkaway

A5. Flying

A6. Free Me

A7. Guiding Star

A8. Live The Dream

B1. I’m So Lonely

B2. Beat Mama

B3. Magic Hour

B4. Desert Drought

B5. See That Girl

B6. Time Bomb

B7. Do That

November / December tour

Fri 23 Nov    Belfast Limelight 1

Sat 24 Nov   Dublin Academy

Thr 29 Nov   Oxford O2 Academy*

Fri 30 Nov    Bristol O2 Academy*

Sat 01 Dec   Birmingham O2 Institute*

Thr 06 Dec   Southampton Engine Rooms

Fri 07 Dec    Cardiff Tramshed

Sat 08 Dec   London O2 Forum Kentish Town*

Thr 13 Dec   Manchester O2 Ritz*

Fri 14 Dec    Glasgow O2 ABC*

Sat 15 Dec   Newcastle University

Fri 21 Dec    Leeds O2 Academy*

Sat 22 Dec   Liverpool Mountford Hall *

Tickets on sale now from,  Katy’s Bar & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300.

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