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Keane put finishing touches to 'personal' comeback album


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Keane are putting the finishing touches to their comeback album.


Tom Chaplin and songwriter and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley have reunited with drummer Richard Hughes and bassist Jesse Quin on their first record since 2012's 'Strangeland'.


Frontman Tom and Tim put their differences aside, following the band's hiatus in 2013, and returned to the studio recently where the 'Everybody's Changing' singer got to listen to the tracks Tim had been working on for a solo project.


He loved the deeply "personal" and emotional songs so much, that they decided to turn them into the band's fifth studio album, which will be released later this year.


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Tom said: “I thought it was the most personal, most vulnerable set of songs that I’d ever heard and I was very drawn to that. It felt like a story that I could help articulate.”


In the meantime, fans can catch the four-piece - who recently made their live comeback performing 'Somewhere Only We Know' on BBC's 'Comic Relief' - playing at festivals in the UK and Europe.


The 'This Is The Last Time' hitmakers will support Robbie Williams at Barclaycard presents British Summertime Hyde Park on July 14 and play Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire on July 6.


The band are also due to announce further live dates in due course.


Keane's 2019 festival shows are as follows:

June Sun 9th - Hello Festival, Emmen, Netherlands

July Sat 6th - Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire, UK Sun 14th - BST Hyde Park, London, UK (supporting Robbie Williams) Fri 19th - MEO Marés Vivas, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Sat 20th - Noches del Botanico, Madrid, Spain Sun 21st - 4Ever Valencia, Spain

September Mon 7th - Live On The Beach, Den Haag, Netherlands