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John Power (Cast/The Las) tours the UK next month

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John Power (Cast/The Las) tours the UK next month


John Power is set to embark upon a solo UK headline tour next month, which will conclude with a set at the Shiiine On Weekender. The tour will see the solo artist and Cast frontman deliver career-spanning solo acoustic performances. Shows in Glasgow, Dunfermline, Portsmouth and Leek have rapidly sold-out, but remaining tickets for all other shows are available.



John says, "Come join me for this autumns acoustic tour. Ill be playing songs from the early days right through to the present. Be lovely to see you all."



The dates are:



OCTOBER

5th - Altrincham, The Bowdon Rooms

6th - Glasgow, King Tuts (SOLD OUT)

7th - Dunfermline, PJ Molloys (SOLD OUT)

8th - Dundee, The Church

12th - Nottingham, Bodega

13th - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

14th - Manchester, Academy 3

15th - York, Crescent

20th - Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)

21st - Northwich, The Plaza

22nd - Hull, Social

26th - Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda

27th - Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar



NOVEMBER

17th - London, Camden Assembly

18th - Portsmouth, Staggeringly Good Brewery (SOLD OUT)

19th - Minehead, Shiiine On Weekender



John Power first came to prominence as the bassist for The Las and performed on their critically adored self-titled debut album. He subsequently switched to vocals and guitar as he formed Cast, who went on to become one of the biggest bands of the Britpop era. Their rich catalogue of timeless songs - including Walkway, Alright, Fine Time and Flying - resulted in seven Top 10 hits and another three which reached the Top 20, while their first three albums all fired into the Top 10, earning two Platinum and one Silver certification.



After Cast split following the release of their fourth album, John Power focused on a solo career which incorporated raw Americana and blues elements into Happening For Love (2003), Willow She Weeps (2006) and Stormbreaker (2008). Cast reformed in 2010 for live shows and have since released two further albums, the most recent of which, Kicking Up Dust, was described by Allmusic as a "stronger album than not only its predecessor, but such 90s efforts as Mother Nature Calls and Magic Hour, as well."



Having played summer shows that include a Greatest Hits homecoming set in Liverpool and a large outdoor show as special guests to Richard Ashcroft, Casts first new album since 2017 is now nearing completion and will be released early next year.

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