They prop up Tim Booth and co on their December arena tour...

CAST, currently holed up in their Liverpool studio writing material for their next (fourth) album, have announced that they will play a support slot with James on their December dates.

Cast play three dates this month with support from The Longpigs (Liverpool only) and Medal at:

Hull University (October 24) Liverpool Royal Court (25) Norwich UEA (26)


The James dates are at:

Brighton Centre (December 4) Birmingham NEC (5) Cardiff International Arena (6) Newcastle Arena (8) Glasgow SECC (9) Manchester Evening News Arena (11) London Wembley Arena (12)

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