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Keane singer Tom Chaplin announces first solo tour

Intimate shows follow Chaplin’s forthcoming album ‘The Wave’

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Keane singer Tom Chaplin has announced his first solo tour.

The eight small-scale shows mark the first time Chaplin has toured since Keane played arenas in 2012 before going on hiatus.

The October shows follow Chaplin’s debut solo album ‘The Wave’, with NME having premiered the video for its first single, ‘Quicksand’. Made with Lianne La Havas writer and Aqualung singer Matt Hales, the album is out on October 14.



Chaplin’s backing band for the tour consists of The Electricity Club drummer Sebastian Sternberg, The Langley Sisters violinist Rose Langley, Blonde pianist Tobie Tripp and guitarist Beau Holland.

As well as ‘Quicksand’, Chaplin has also shared ‘Hardened Heart’ from the album. The full tracklisting is: ‘Still Waiting’; ‘Hardened Heart’; ‘The River’; ‘Worthless Words’; ‘I Remember You’; ‘Bring The Rain’; ‘Hold On To Our Love’; ‘Quicksand’; ‘Solid Gold’; ‘See It So Clear’; ‘The Wave’. The iTunes edition has five bonus tracks, ‘Better Way’, ‘Turning Back’, ‘Love Wins’, ‘Cheating’ and ‘Bound Together’.

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 9:30am on Wednesday (September 7).

Tom Chaplin will play:
Brighton St George’s (October 22)
Bristol Thekla (23)
Nottingham Glee Club (24)
Leeds City Varieties (26)
Manchester Sound Control (27)
Glagsow St Luke’s (28)
Birmingham Glee Club (30)
Islington Assembly Hall (31)

Keane – 'Sea Fog' at United Record Pressing Plant, Nashville – Exclusive
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