Academy Events has announced details of a co-headline UK tour with Cast and The Twang calling at nine Academy Music Group venues in May and starting at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth.
The Twang follow their return to form after a spectacular home-town Christmas show at O2 Academy Birmingham last December and a UK tour that celebrated the release of their third studio album; ’10:20’ (October 2012).
Their debut record, ‘Love It When I Feel Like This’ (2007) clocking in excess of 200,000 sales, featured hits ‘Either Way’ and ‘Wide Awake’, and their second album, ‘Jewellery Quarter’ (2009) delivered fan favourite, ‘Barney Rubble’.
“Nights like this just don’t come along that often” says Phil Etheridge. “Being able to watch Cast every night for a few weeks would do me, let alone grace the same stage!”
The band spent most of last year in their studio in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, with the creative hub of Phil Etheridge and Jon Watkinjoined by new drummer, Ash Sheehan.
Fellow headliners, Cast, are well and truly back! Last year welcomed a sell-out hometown show at O2 Academy Liverpool in December and the release of the band’s first album in over a decade.
Tuesday 7th May – Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station
Thursday 9 May – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday 10 May – Bristol, O2 Academy
Saturday 11 May – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Thursday 16 May – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Friday 17 May – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Saturday 18 May – Leeds, O2 Academy
Thursday 23 May – Oxford, O2 Academy
Friday 24 May – Sheffield, O2 Academy
Saturday 25 May – Liverpool, O2 Academy
Tickets £16.00 – £18.50 adv nationwide + STBF from 0844 477 2000 or ticketweb.co.uk
The original line-up of Cast played shows to celebrate the 15th anniversary reissue of their classic ‘All Change’ debut, followed by the release of ‘Troubled Times’ in March 2012, the band’s first album in over a decade. Worked up with original producer John Leckie, ‘Troubled Times’ is an album of consciousness-rousing, acutely melodic and rhythmic rock’n’roll.
John Power’s presence among luminaries such as Ian Brown, John Squire and Mick Jones on the Hillsborough Justice Tour was a welcome reminder of where the man belongs, and of Cast, the band Power formed in 1993 that played its part in the seismic Britpop boom of the mid-‘90s.
“Its gonna be a great tour, cos when you have two headlining acts there’s bound to be that little bit more bravado to each performance, I mean if the band before whoever is on first whichever night plays a blinding set, then the bar has already been raised, and you better be ready to match it.” John Power