Keane are currently putting the finishing touches to a brand new studio album, their first since Strangeland in 2012, which is set for release later this year.
A much-acclaimed recent appearance on the BBC’s Comic Relief, performing ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, sent fans on social media into overdrive. It was like Keane had never been away.
After releasing two highly successful solo albums during Keane’s hiatus, frontman Tom Chaplin found himself meeting up with Tim Rice-Oxley, Keane’s songwriter and pianist, and listening to songs that Tim had planned on releasing as part of a solo project. Tom was incredibly moved by the honesty of the writing and knew immediately that he wanted to help bring these emotional songs to life.
“I thought it was the most personal, most vulnerable set of songs that I’d ever heard,” says Tom Chaplin, “and I was very drawn to that. It felt like a story that I could help articulate.”
Chaplin and Rice-Oxley soon found themselves in the studio with their old mates, drummer Richard Hughes and bassist Jesse Quin, working on an album that they all feel extremely extremely proud of.
Keane have already announced European festival appearances for the summer including a headlining appearance at Cornbury Festival on 6 July and British Summer Time Hyde Park as special guests to Robbie Williams on 14 July. More news and live dates will be announced in due course. For further information on Keane’s new album and their forthcoming shows, please visit the band’s official website.
Keane play the following festival dates in 2019:
9 June – Hello Festival, Emmen, Netherlands
6 July- Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
14 July – BST Hyde Park, London, UK (supporting Robbie Williams)
19 July – MEO Marés Vivas, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
20 July – Noches del Botanico, Madrid, Spain
21July – 4Ever Valencia, Spain
7 September – Live On The Beach, Den Haag, Netherlands.
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