Liverpool indie-rock legends Cast have rescheduled their UK tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album All Change.

They were due to play eight dates around the country in October, to mark the anniversary of the album’s release on 16 October 1995.

However, continuing uncertainty surrounding the live music industry due to the coronavirus pandemic means they have postponed the tour until April and May 2021.

They tweeted this morning: “With things uncertain at present we’ve decided to move our All Change 25th Anniversary Tour back a few months to hopefully a more safer time for us all to enjoy shows. All tickets remain valid for new dates.”

But the good news for fans is that as well as rescheduling the original eight dates, they have added five new ones, in Oxford, Leicester, Southampton, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

All Change, produced by John Leckie (XTC, Magazine, The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Muse), became the biggest-selling debut album in the history of the Polydor label, reaching No 7 in the UK charts and achieving platinum sales.

It produced four huge hit singles, with Finetime (released 25 years ago today!) and Alright making the Top 20, and Sandstorm and Walkaway both reaching the Top 10.

The band’s next two albums, 1997’s Mother Nature Calls and 1999’s Magic Hour, were even more successful, reaching No 3 and No 6 respectively, but Cast split up in 2001 after fourth album Beetroot flopped.

They reconvened in 2010 for the 15th anniversary of All Change, and have been together ever since, releasing two albums of new material and regularly playing live.

Peter Wilkinson, who founded the band with frontman John Power, quit in 2015, and was replaced on bass by former La’s man Jay Lewis. The line-up is completed by Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (guitar) and Keith O’ Neill (drums) from the classic ’90s line-up.

Power said: “The All Change album will always be special to me and the band. It was our debut album, it captured all the energy and all our hopes, and it was packed to the hilt with great songs. We’ll be playing it in its entirety on the All Change tour.”

Tickets for the rearranged dates and the added shows are available now HERE.

Gary Welford
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