After selling out their entire six-date June 2010 forest tour, Keane have announced plans to intersperse the tour with shows at club venues in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Dublin. Says Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley: “The forest shows we’re playing in June will be big, glorious singalongs, but we wanted to play some more sweaty and intimate gigs along the way.” He added, “We figured out the other day that we haven’t played in Birmingham since February 2007.
Birmingham was one of the first cities to really embrace Keane – in fact, we think it was the scene of our first sold out show – so it’s about time we got back there.”
The tour will begin exactly one month after the May 10th release of Keane’s new 8-track EP, Night Train, which was recorded in various studios during the Perfect Symmetry world tour that saw the band playing to packed arenas in 28 countries.
Highlights include Keane’s genre-busting collaborations with Somali/Canadian rapper K’Naan,Stop For A Minute and Looking Back.
Tickets for the new shows will go on sale at 9.30am on Wednesday April 14th, via Keane’s official website, www.keanemusic.com .
The full June tour is now as follows:
FOREST 10th June â€“ Thetford Forest, Suffolk SOLD OUT
FOREST 11th June â€“ Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent SOLD OUT
CLUB 15th June – The Roundhouse, London
CLUB 16th June – Academy, Birmingham
FOREST 18th June – Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire SOLD OUT
FOREST 19th June â€“ Sherwood Pines Forest, Nottinghamshire SOLD OUT
CLUB 21st June – Barrowlands, Glasgow
CLUB 23rd June – Olympia, Dublin
FOREST 25th June â€“ Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire SOLD OUT
FOREST 26th June â€“ Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire SOLD OUT
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