Yes, all your Hopes & Fears have come true — you are that old.
2000s pop and alt-rock icons, Keane, are back with a massive world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the debut album, Hopes & Fears, reports The Manc.
We remember it like it was yesterday and are still fond of the record to this day, but we really don’t appreciate being told that it was released all the back in May 2004 and, in turn, being reminded just how bloody old we are now.
But enough self-pity, the hugely successful Noughties four-piece from Sussex are continuing their comeback trail after reforming in 2019 and we couldn’t be happier. They’ve even got Wigan lads The Lathums as well Yorkshire’s very own The Sherlocks on board. Scenes.
Set to embark on a huge tour of Europe, North America, the UK and Ireland, Keane will be treating us Brits to six Arena dates, including a date right here in Leeds.
In case you need reminding just how big these lads were in their heyday, Keane are still up their one of the UK’s biggest-selling bands and their iconic track, ‘Somewhere Only We Know‘, has been streamed well over a billion times. Insane numbers.
Although we’re sure they might chuck in the odd track from their other albums at a few shows, but we think it’s fair to say that pretty much everyone agrees Hopes & Fears is their magnum opus and we can’t wait to hopefully hear them play the whole thing in full after such a long time.
‘We Might as Well Be Strangers’, ‘This is the Last Time’, ‘She Has No Time’, ‘Bend and Break’, Everbody’s Changning’—yes, we know we’re just listing the entire album at this point but they’re all absolute tunes.
With the band fast approaching 30 years since they first formed, it’s set to be just as momentous an occasion for them as it will be for their die-hard fans (the person writing this included).
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Pre-sale tickets go live 10am on Wednesday, 13 September and you can grab general admission HERE from 10am on Friday, 15 September.
We hope this ISN’T the last time we’ll be seeing them gigging in Leeds… get it?
Sorry not sorry. Just grab a ticket and we’ll see you there.
Featured Image — Keane/@iheartcamera (via Instagram)