Johnny Cash actor makes the most of Charlatans download

Joaquin Phoenix loves new album 'You Cross My Path'

The Charlatans have founds a new fan with their new download-for-free album.

The band are currently let fans have the record via XFM’s website, and among those taking advantage of the giveaway has been actor Joaquin Phoenix.

The star of ’Gladiator’ who played Johnny Cash in the 2005 biopic ’Walk The Line’, downloaded the album yesterday (March 3) and has spoken of his love for ’You Cross My Path’.

“Holy fucking shit, The Charlatans record is mega,” he declared. “A real beauty. I can’t wait to see it live.”

Fans can also order a deluxe hard copy of the album if they buy a ticket for the band’s forthcoming UK tour. See Recordstore.co.uk/charlatans/ for more details.

Meanwhile the band play the following tour dates:

Leicester University (May 10)

Liverpool Carling Academy (11)

Oxford Carling Academy (12)

Bristol Carling Academy (13)

London Forum (15)

Southampton Guildhall (16)

Lincoln Engine Shed (17)

Glasgow Carling Academy (20)

Newcastle Carling Academy (22)

Sheffield Carling Academy (23)

Manchester University (24)

To check the availability of The Charlatans tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.