Keane unveil arena tour plans

Tom Chaplin and co will hit the road in the New Year

Keane have announced plans for a UK arena tour in 2007.

The band, who recently completed a series of dates which culminated in two nights at London‘s Alexandra Palace, will be hitting the road for nine new dates in February.

Singer Tom Chaplin, who spent a stint in rehab after the band scrapped their North American tour in September, said he is delighted to be touring again.

He added: “Our recent tour has reminded us of why we picked up our instruments and started making music in the first place. After the problems I’ve had this year, I felt the best buzz of my life getting back amongst the love and boundless enthusiasm of our fans and now we want to take that to another level.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday (November 24). For ticket availability after then go to NME.COM/Gigs.

Keane will play:

Bournemouth BIC (February 22)

Birmingham NEC (23)

Nottingham Arena (25)

Cardiff CIA (26)

London Wembley Arena (28)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (March 3)

Manchester MEN Arena (4)

Newcastle Radio Metro Arena (6)

Glasgow SECC (7)