KEANE TO GET GOING!

And the band talk about their proposed involvement in the Band Aid III project...

Keane premiered new material in a LONDON rehearsal studio yesterday (October 27) on the eve of their UK tour.

The new track, titled ‘Nothing In Your Way’, has been played live by the band on their recent tour of the US, though they’re not yet sure if it will appear on their new album.

Vocalist Tom Chaplin said that the band decided to unveil the new song to the UK audience so that “people don’t get bored of us”. Fans can hear the track on all dates of their tour, which kicks off in Norwich today.

The band also spoke of the pressure on them to record the follow-up to their debut ‘Hopes And Fears’. “We do feel pressure, but we put a lot of pressure on ourselves anyway and we’ve earned the right to continue doing things our way,” explained drummer Richard Hughes. “We want to record a better record, not a sequel. The songs have to be good enough so that you can play them in ten different ways and they still sound amazing.”

The band would not confirm their involvement in Band Aid III, but Chaplin did say: “It’s a good cause, and definitely something we’re interested in doing. It’s be great to see Tom doing a duet with Chris Martin.

The band’s full tour dates are:

Norwich UEA (October 28)

Manchester Apollo (30)

Northumbria University (November 1)

Glasgow Barrowlands (3)

Birmingham Carling Academy (7)

Nottingham Rock City (8)

Bristol Academy (9)

Exeter Great Hall (10)

Truro Hall For Cornwall (12)

Southampton Guildhall (13)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (14)

London Brixton Academy (16-18)

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