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keane tour2024Palladium, Cologne, Germany
21st / 22nd April 2024
Keane - “Celebrating 20 Years Of Hopes And Fears” - Support: The Sherlocks

KEANE will release a special remastered version of ‘Hopes and Fears’ on May 10, 2024, exactly 20 years after its initial release, undoubtedly one of the best debut albums of all time. On the same day, the band will perform at the London O2 Arena as part of a world tour that begins in Mexico City on April 1 before reaching Europe and the UK. Their US tour in September includes prestigious dates at the Greek Theatre in LA, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

‘Hopes and Fears’ was a groundbreaking album for KEANE and broke all sorts of records. It is one of the best-selling albums in the history of the UK charts, selling over 2.5 million copies in the UK and one million in the US in its first year, driven by their absolute classic ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. ‘Hopes and Fears’ was certified nine times platinum in the UK, a remarkable achievement. The album has sold over ten million copies worldwide. KEANE emerged alongside a new wave of bands that would change the music world: SNOW PATROL, SCISSOR SISTERS, THE KILLERS, and COLDPLAY. They were the first to create a sound centered around keyboards, which further enhanced the emotional appeal of their songs. ‘Everybody’s Changing’ from ‘Hopes and Fears’ became a fan favorite and a top 5 hit.

In 2004, KEANE were the best-selling British artists in the UK. The following year, they won two BRIT Awards: the award for best British album for ‘Hopes and Fears’ and the award for the British Breakthrough act, chosen by Radio 1 listeners. ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ recently experienced a revival on TikTok, going viral in Indonesia and sparking a worldwide renaissance of the track, which currently has two million Spotify streams per day and has become the best-selling single of Island Records in the last twelve months. The song has been streamed over one billion times in total. Next year’s tour will celebrate KEANE’s celebrated body of work, from their impressive debut ‘Hopes and Fears’ to their 2019 studio album ‘Cause and Effect’.

Lead singer Tom Chaplin says, “I still remember standing in the Heliocentric Studios where we recorded ‘Hopes and Fears’, at this amazing old mixing desk, listening to an early mix of ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. I felt like we’d created something that had a bit more magic. Making music is so often a process full of doubt... but in this case, there was something undeniable about what we’d created. Obviously, a lot of people felt the same way when the album came out!”

Founding member and songwriter of the band Tim Rice-Oxley said, “When I think of these songs, I still imagine us playing them in small rooms in pubs across the UK. I remember how exciting it was to watch the crowds grow. These songs opened the door to a different dimension for us; everything that has happened in our lives since then was born from that moment. It's an incredible privilege for us that people are still listening after all this time.”

Additional Concert Info
Doors: 18:30
Start: 20:00
Tickets: both shows are sold-out. Check other dates via Eventim

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