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Keane announce return with new album and tour dates

By | Published on Monday 10 June 2019

Keane have announced that they will return later this year with their first album since 2012, ‘Cause And Effect’. Disproving those who don’t believe they’ve recorded any new music, they have also released new single ‘The Way I Feel’.

The band’s reunion was triggered when frontman Tom Chaplin started to notice that – after two solo albums – he was starting to miss working with his songwriting partner in the band, that being that Tim Rice-Oxley chap. “I found myself wondering how I had come to let this very enigmatic and important relationship in my life drift”, Chaplin says.

Meanwhile, Rice-Oxley was writing songs inspired by recent dramas in his personal life, which now make up the band’s reunion album. He explains: “‘Hopes & Fears’ [Keane’s 2004 debut] was a break-up album too, but it was about a break-up when I was nineteen. It’s a bit different when you’re older and you’ve got kids – your whole little world shifts on its axis”.

“We’re not some heritage act”, he then screams. “We’ve got a lot of great music in us”.

Yeah, well, we’ll see about that. Watch the video for ‘The Way I Feel’ here:

The album is out on 20 Sep. They’re going on tour too. Yup. Here are the dates:

24 Sep: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
25 Sep: Leicester, De Montfort Hall
26 Sep: Manchester, Apollo
28 Sep: London, Royal Albert Hall
29 Sep: London, Royal Albert Hall
1 Oct: Newcastle, City Hall
2 Oct: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
4 Oct: Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
5 Oct: Brighton Centre
7 Oct: Belfast, Waterfront
8 Oct: Dublin, Olympia