Friday 15 February 2019
The Zutons are the latest band to be announced at Caerphilly Castle, south Wales when they play Wales’ largest castle on Friday the 12 July 2019. The band will perform their seminal album ‘Who Killed The Zutons’ to coincide with its 15th anniversary.
The album, which spawned the hit singles ‘Pressure Point’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Confusion’ and ‘You Will You Won’t’, was first released in 2004 to critical acclaim, with BBC Music calling it “an ambitious but fully accomplished debut” and NME hailing it as “a fine debut that hints at a finer future.” It garnered a Mercury Prize nomination, and went on to sell over 600,000 copies (Double Platinum) in the UK alone.
The band recorded a further two albums, ‘Tired of Hanging Around’ (including their song ‘Valerie’, which has become one of the biggest songs of this millennium) and their last album ‘You Can Do Anything’ in 2008.
After 8 years apart, the band reformed for a one off fund-raising show in 2016 in celebration of their close friend, Kristian Ealey, which sparked conversations at the time about possible new shows and new music.
Zutons frontman Dave McCabe said:
“We’ve all been off doing our own thing for a little while, and it’s only with hindsight and a bit of space that you see how special something really is. It’s easy to take things for granted when you’re younger, but now it’s just amazing to think of those songs still having a place in the world, and for people to come and hear us play them again”.
The date is being promoted by current and three times Live UK Regional Promoter of the year Orchard Live (formerly Orchard Entertainment), who announced previously that The Stranglers and Ruts DC will also play Caerphilly Castle a week earlier on 5 July and that US Rockers Black Stone Cherry will play the day after on Saturday the 13 July 2019.
Caerphilly Castle Concert Series
5 July — The Stranglers & The Ruts DC (Tickets)
12 July — The Zutons + Special Guests (Tickets)
13 July — Black Stone Cherry + Special Guests (SOLD OUT)