Just days before releasing their third album, Keane are to exclusively unveil their new material in a one-off show for Q.
As well as raising the curtain for the new collection Perfect Symmetry, the band will be playing some of their anthemic hits from Under The Iron Sea and Hopes And Fears when they play The Forum in north London next month. The band are also allowing fans a free taste of the album with a free download of album track Spiralling.
The gig has been put together by Q and Mean Fiddler in the build up to the Q Awards 2008 – one of the most prestigious and star-studded events in the music calendar - which take place on October 6. The Keane show on September 29 is to be the first of a series of events, Q Awards: The Gigs, which will be announced over the coming weeks as Q furthers its live performances. The monthly Q The Music Club shows are already a keenly anticipated treat for a handful of competition winners.
Paul Rees, editor in chief of Q, said: ““Each year we aim to make the Q Awards bigger and better, and to keep delivering a different take on them. This year we unveil Q Awards: The Gigs and we are delighted to announce Keane, a band Q has long championed, as the first of these very special shows. Each of the shows will be covered extensively across the whole Q brand and I expect this to be the first of many such initiatives that Q launches in the near future.”
The free download is available from their website, www.keanemusic.com
(after an exclusive Jo Whiley play on Radio 1), for one week from August 4. It will be available to buy from the usual download platforms from August 12th. Spiralling was recorded at Berlin’s Teldex Studio earlier this year, with singer Tom Chaplin describing the track as “a train of thought about human endeavour, built on an outrageous groove”. The band's first single from Perfrect Symmetry will be The Lovers Are Losing, released on October 6, a week before the album.
More exclusive Q shows are to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Tickets for the Keane gig, which will also feature another special guest artist, will cost £25 plus booking fee. They go on sale from Monday, September 1, at www.aloud.com.
11:05 AM | 31/07/2008
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