The May tour precedes the oddly titled 'Desert Drought' single...

CAST have confirmed details of a UK tour for May, where they premiere material from their new album.

The band, who plan to release a new single, ‘Desert Drought’, in June via Polydor, will play a string of dates throughout May, starting in Bristol on May 17. The band have already played two live shows this year – a one-off date at the Northampton Roadmenders and a hometown show in Liverpool at Chevasse Park.

Cast will play: Bristol Fleece & Firkin (May 17)

Birmingham Academy 2 (18)

Sheffield Leadmill (19)

Leeds Cockpit (21)

London ULU (22)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (23)

Oxford Zodiac (25)

Warrington Parr Hall (26)

Blackburn King George’s Hall (27)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (29)

Glasgow Garage (30)

Tickets for all shows are priced £10.

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The band’s new, as-yet-untitled record will follow later in the summer.