Britpop favourites Shed Seven and Cast team up for Sheffield concert date

Shed Seven
Shed Seven

Britpop favourites Shed Seven and Cast will join forces for a concert in Sheffield this winter.

Shed Seven will be touring the UK this December to support their first studio album in 16 years and will be joined for the dates by the Liverpool-based indie guitar stars, led by John Power.

They will come to Sheffield's O2 Academy on December 9.

Shed Seven, who have several hit albums and 16 top 40 singles including the likes of Chasing Rainbows, Disco Down, Going for Gold, On Standby, She Left Me on Friday and Getting Better will be returning to the studio this spring to record the highly anticipated new album, which will be released later in the year.

After a few years away, the band reformed with all the original band members - Rick Witter, Paul Banks, Tom Gladwin, Joe Johnson and Alan Leach.

'The Sheds' consistently sell out concerts across the UK and abroad, playing to a huge and ever-growing following with their acclaimed and energetic live shows. After two years of writing new songs, they have decided that now is the time to commit to the release of a highly anticipated studio album, which comes after a 16 year wait.

Talismanic front man Rick Witter said: "We’ve spent the last couple of years writing and demo-ing secretly and have more than an album's worth of material that we can’t wait to share with you.

"We feel now is the right time. We're looking forward to 'Shedcember' where it will be business as usual, you’ll get to hear all the songs you rightly should expect to hear but this time with a light sprinkling of new music to top it all off.

"Thanks for all the support over the years, we’re really excited about this new chapter for Shed Seven and hope you’ll continue to be part of the journey with us, and trust me, this album will be well worth the wait."

Fri 01 Dec: Glasgow O2 Academy

Sat 02 Dec: Newcastle O2 Academy

Mon 04 Dec Blackburn King Georges Hall

Tue 05 Dec Stoke Victoria Hall

Thu 07 Dec Cardiff Uni Y’Plas

Fri 08 Dec Nottingham Rock City

Sat 09 Dec Sheffield O2 Academy

Mon 11 Dec Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA

Tue 12 Dec Bournemouth O2 Academy

Thu 14 Dec Bristol O2 Academy 1

Fri 15 Dec Birmingham O2 Academy 1

Sat 16 Dec London O2 Brixton Academy

Mon 18 Dec Leeds O2 Academy

Thu 21 Dec Hull City Hall

Fri 22 Dec Manchester Academy 1