Cast Reform for 15-year Anniversary Tour

Hmmmmmm. Re-unions can be tricky things but at the hazard of being ridiculed I’m pleased to hear this one, they were after all one of my favourite bands as a young teenager.

We live in unusual and uncertain times or so we’re told and the surprising news that Cast will reunite for a string of UK shows to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album certainly was unusual. All Change was one of the best albums from the co-called Britpop era but the often mocked Liverpool four-piece failed to deliver anything of this standard with three subsequent records before their eventual split in 2001.

It’s certainly a strange development as lead singer John Power had appeared to have fallen out of love with his old songs and moved down a folky route with three solo albums Happening For Love, Willow She Weeps and Stormbreaker.

The singer revealed [to the NME] that he made the decision to reunite his old band mates after he started working on a body of new material which he felt would be right for Cast saying “Something’s brewing in my mind and it’s ready to pop,” he enthused. “I’ve been writing a body of work that has made me feel at peace with the stuff I’ve done in the past and I don’t want to think too far ahead, but I thought it would probably work for Cast. So I thought, ‘Why don’t we get together?”.

All Change sold over one million records and spawned four Top 20 hit singles – ‘Fine Time’, ‘Alright’, ‘Sandstorm’ and ‘Walkaway’.

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UK Dates:

Manchester Academy 2 (November 26)
Glasgow 02 ABC (27)
Liverpool 02 Academy (29)
London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire (December 3)

2 Comments Cast Reform for 15-year Anniversary Tour

  1. Hayley

    A favourite of mine too! All Change was never off my stereo back then I’m chuffed they are back, and am seeing them at a fest soon,
    John Powers solo work is amazing, check it out (better than the cast stuff, more mature)
    hes a bloody genius in my eyes and he dont get the credit hes due!


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