Keane come from Strangeland to Belfast

FOLLOWING the success of their fourth studio album Strangeland earlier this summer Keane have announced details of two intimate Irish dates in Dublin and Belfast this November.

Four years have elapsed since Keane’s last album ‘Perfect Symmetry’; two since ‘Night Train’, the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them 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 9× platinum Brit award winning ‘Hopes & Fears’, every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by ‘Under The Iron Sea’; the iridescent poptimism of ‘Perfect Symmetry’ featuring the electro charged hit song ‘Spiralling’, voted Q Magazine’s 2008 Song Of The Year.

The band recorded their new album ‘Strangeland’ with producer Dan Grech (Radiohead, The Vaccines, Howling Bells, Lana del Rey) in the UK at ‘Sea Fog’, Ivor Novello Award winner Tim Rice-Oxley’s studio. They are calling it their most personal and honest record yet. The British multi-million selling band are now a four piece with the addition of new member bass player Jesse Quin who collaborated with Rice-Oxley on Mt. Desolation. The fourth album from the now four-piece band hit number 1 in the Irish album charts on its release in May.

Ticket for the November 22 Belfast show are on sale at 9am on Friday, 10 August from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.