Keane to return to America

The band begin 2007 with US shows

Keane will return to the road in the new year with a US tour.

The band were forced to pull their last dates after singer Tom Chaplin went to rehab earlier this year.

However with Chaplin now recovered, the band will begin 2007 with five American shows.

“It’ll be great to get back out to America and Canada,” he said. “We were really disappointed to miss out on the big tour in September, so it’s genuinely exciting to be going out again. It’s long overdue and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Keane play:

Los Angeles Wilton (January 26)

San Francisco Berkeley Community Theatre (27)

Portland Roseland (29)

Seattle Paramount (30)

Vancouver Orpheum (31)

A UK arena tour follows in Febraury, calling at:

Bournemouth BIC (February 22)

Birmingham NEC (23)

Nottingham Arena (25)

Cardiff CIA (26)

London Wembley Arena (28, March 1)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (3)

Manchester MEN Arena (4)

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (6)

Glasgow SECC (7)

To check ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.