The band go back to their roots for a surprise show...

Keane wowed 800 lucky fans at CARDIFF UNIVERSITY’s nightclub ‘SOLUS’ yesterday lunchtime (January 20) as a warm-up for their appearance at tomorrow’s Tsunami benefit show.

Originally, the gig was scheduled for November 2004, resulting from a competition on the band’s website to have the band play at local Students Union’ bars. However, the band had to pull out due to illness.

The 30-minute set doubled up as a warm up for their slot at the Tsunami benefit concert tomorrow at Cardiff Millennium Stadium.

A fan at the show told NME.COM: “Tom Chaplin poured his heart into the set; you couldn’t ask for a more authentic and talented frontman. They played hits like ’Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Everybody’s Changing’ and also showcased a new song.”

Chaplin told the 800-strong audience he couldn’t believe how far they’d come in the last year. He said: “A few years ago, we were having a really shit time, and our mates didn’t even want to listen to us. Then Tim started writing these amazing songs, and now here we are playing to you guys, and 60,000 more people on Saturday.”

Other bands set to play at the Millennium Stadium this weekend include Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol and Kelly Jones.