Keane to bring Strangeland stateside

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Keane have announced plans for a summer tour showcasing their forthcoming album, Strangeland. The English rockers will perform at Boston’s House of Blues on Tuesday, June 12. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $35 and $49. Mystery Jets will open the show.

Strangeland, Keane’s fourth full length studio effort, will hit stores on May 8. Produced by Dan Grech (Radiohead, The Vaccines), the album was recorded at Sea Fog, Keane songwriter-pianist Tim Rice-Oxley’s studio in South Downs. It features lead single “Silenced By the Night”.

Strangeland feels like an adventure that brings with it different things for different people, and like any adventure is full of uncertainty, and the potential for mishap, as well as the possibility of amazing things and glorious discoveries,” explained Rice-Oxley in a press release. “I love the idea of the journey through Strangeland being a journey of redemption.”

The new album is the band’s first offering of new material since their 2010 EP, Night Train. Each of the band’s three full-length albums have reached the top of the British album charts.

“In many respects, it feels like the completion of a circle,” added drummer Richard Hughes added. “On the album you have songs that draw upon the experiences we used to share as kids, growing up in Battle. You can never go back, of course. Once in a while though, after a good day, we’ll go to the local pub and talk about everything and nothing until it’s time to go home. Whatever it is that makes us Keane – that invisible glue – is still there. And you can hear it all over Strangeland.”

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