KEANE ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR IN THREE YEARS

KEANE ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR IN THREE YEARS

Keane_live_3dIn the first of a series of Keane announcements, the band are pleased to release their UK tour dates beginning in May 2012. This will be their first UK tour in three years, the last of which culminated in two sold out O2 Arena shows.

 

 

Keane-2012_promo_1aTickets will go on sale on Friday 24th February 2012 at 9AM and are available from:

www.keanemusic.com/tickets
www.gigsandtours.com/0844 811 0051
www.ticketmaster.co.uk/0844 826 2826

On finishing the recording of the new album in February Keane announced two special shows at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, a location close to their hearts as it was both their teenage haunt and near to where the album was recorded. They announced the dates in the local paper only and within 5 minutes they were sold out. This will be the first time fans will hear new material.
Highly anticipated and years in the making the band recorded the album in the UK at Sea Fog, Ivor Novello Award winner Tim Rice-Oxley’s studio and are calling it their most personal record yet. Release details to be announced soon.
Four years have elapsed since Keane’s last album ‘Perfect Symmetry’; two since ‘Night Train’, the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history. If Keane’s feverishly loyal fanbase wondered what the group’s next album would sound like, they weren’t the only ones. In the eight years following the release of 2004’s 9×  platinum Brit award winning ‘Hopes & Fears’, every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by ‘Under The Iron Sea’; the iridescent poptimism of ‘Perfect Symmetry’ featuring the electro charged hit song ‘Spiralling’, voted Q Magazine’s 2008 Song Of The Year. Now a four piece, new member Jesse Quin, who collaborated with Rice-Oxley on Mt. Desolation, plays bass and has been playing live with the band since the release of ‘Perfect Symmetry’.

O.K. tour dates below:

May 2012

Wednesday 23           Newcastle O2 Academy                 
Thursday 24              Glasgow O2 Academy                    
Friday 25                    Birmingham O2 Academy              
Tuesday 29                Leeds O2 Academy                         
Wednesday 30           Manchester O2 Apollo                    
 

June 2012

Monday 04                 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall              
Tuesday 05                Bristol O2 Academy                        
Wednesday 06           Leicester De Montfort Hall            
Friday 08                    London O2 Academy Brixton        

£25 (£28.50 London)

Keane will also be playing at this year’s South By South West Festival:

Thursday 15th March – Filter party

Saturday 17th March – Stubbs

And, WG could not resist reminding everyone of…

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