KEANE Celebrates 20th Anniversary Debut Album Hopes and Fears with 2024 World Tour


Selling over 10 million copies worldwide, Hopes and Fears was hailed by Rolling Stone as having “more hooks than most pop groups manage in their careers” while All Music praised its “beautiful, emotive dalliance of instrumentation.” Bestowing an A- rating, SPIN called it “soaring, romantic debut,” noting the band’s “ear for melody that make such an impressive debut out of so few instruments.”

Emerging alongside a new vanguard of bands such as Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Coldplay that would change the shape of music, Keane was the first to create a sound solely revolving around keyboards, enhancing the emotional pull of their songs. “Everybody’s Changing” from Hopes and Fears quickly became a fan favorite and a top-five hit.

As a testament to the band’s long-standing legacy, “Somewhere Only We Know” has enjoyed a recent revival on Tik Tok, going viral in Indonesia which lit the spark for a global renaissance of the track which currently clocks up two million Spotify streams a day. In the past 12 months, it has become Island Records’ biggest selling single, having been streamed over a billion times so far.

Next year’s tour will celebrate Keane’s acclaimed body of work from their imperious debut Hopes and Fears to their 2019 studio album Cause and Effect.

Lead singer Tom Chaplin says: “I remember standing by that amazing old mixing desk at Heliocentric Studios where we made Hopes and Fears, listening to an early mix of ‘Somewhere Only We Know.’ I had this feeling that we’d come up with something that had an extra bit of magic. Making music is so often a process full of doubt…but on this occasion there was something undeniable about what we’d created. Clearly, a lot of people felt the same when the album came out!”

Founding band member and songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley said: “When I think about these songs, I still picture us playing them in little rooms in pubs around the UK. I remember how exciting it was watching the crowds start to grow. Those songs opened the door to another dimension for us; everything that has happened in our lives since then was born out of that moment. It’s an incredible privilege for us that people are still listening after all this time.”


04/01 – Mexico City, MX @ Sports Palace
04/03 – Guadalajara, MX @ Auditorio Telmex
04/19 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
04/21 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
04/24 – Brussels, BE @ The Cirque Royal
04/26 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
05/03 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena *
05/04 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena *
05/05 – Manchester, UK @ Co-Op Live *
05/07 – Bournemouth, UK @ BIC *
05/08 – Cardiff, UK @ Utilita Arena *
05/10 – London, UK @ The O2 *
05/13 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena *
09/04 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
09/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
09/06 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
09/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Venue TBC
09/09 – Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
09/11 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theater
09/12 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live At The Moody Theatre
09/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
09/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theater
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
09/23 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall At Fenway
09/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
09/26 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

* = w/ The Sherlocks and The Lathums

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