Keane to go back on the road once more

HUGE chart stars Keane are heading out on their first tour for three years and will be including a date in Leeds.

Thursday, 15th March 2012, 7:00 am

The gigs will follow the release of the band’s much anticipated fifth album, work on which was completed last month.

On finishing the recording 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 five minutes they were sold out with fans eager to take their first chance to hear the new material.

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Four years have elapsed since Keane’s last proper album, Perfect Symmetry, and two since Night Train, the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing the band 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 nine-times platinum Brit Award-winning debut Hopes & Fears, every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one and the new one promises to do the same with bassist Jesse Quin now a fully fledged member of the band, making them a four-piece.

Keane are playing the O2 Academy Leeds on Tuesday, May 29. Tickets are on sale from www.gigsandtours.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.