The band plan to play lunchtime shows in pubs...

Keane have found time to fit in some intimate lunchtime shows on their sold-out UK tour.

To celebrate the imminent release of their debut album, ‘Hopes And

Fears’, the chart heroes will perform two early afternoon shows and


treat fans to a sneak preview of the new album at pubs in

Manchester and Birmingham.

Following a successful lunchtime performance in Birmingham yesterday (April 27), they return to the city on May 5 and will play a secret show nearby between 1pm and 3pm.

The ‘official’ tour calls at:

Newcastle University (28)

Manchester University (29)


Norwich Waterfront (May 4)

Birmingham Academy 2 (5)

London Astoria (7)

Eastbourne Winter Garden (8)

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Keane release their next single, ‘Everybody’s Changing’ on May 3, followed by ‘Hopes And Fears’ on May 10. You can listen to the album here first, and vote on which song you think Keane should cover for an NME.COM exclusive, by clicking here.