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Keane Celebrate “Hopes and Fears” 20th Anniversary With Unreleased Single “Love Actually”

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut album Hopes and Fears, British band Keane has released a special, previously unreleased, single “Love Actually.” The song was originally penned for the 2003 Christmas romantic comedy of the same name.

“Love Actually,” a track that captures the signature vocals of Keane‘s frontman Tom Chaplin, was initially written for the film but remained unreleased until now. Produced by the band, this poignant single is being released to coincide with the classic film’s re-release.

Tim Rice-Oxley, Keane‘s keyboardist and primary songwriter, reflects on the single’s history: “In 2002, we were an unsigned band… We all loved the song too, but having called it ‘Love Actually’, it was hard to do anything with it!” He adds that the film’s 20th anniversary provides the perfect occasion to finally record the song.

The film’s writer and director, Richard Curtis, expresses his admiration for the song and his regret at not including it in the original film. He mentions, “I’ve listened to it a lot over the years and love it even more now.”

Listen to Keane’s “Love Actually” below

To further commemorate the milestone, Keane is set to release a special remastered version of Hopes and Fears on May 10th, 2024, exactly two decades after its initial release. The album, renowned for hits like “Somewhere Only We Know,” has achieved 9x platinum status in the UK and sold over 10 million copies globally.

In conjunction with the album’s reissue, Keane will embark on a world tour, kicking off on April 1st, 2024, in Mexico City before moving through Europe, the UK, and the United States. The US leg of the tour will feature prestigious dates at iconic venues such as Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Keane 2024 North American Tour Dates

Sep 4: The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Sep 5: The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 6: Humphreys Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA
Sep 8: TBA, Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 9: Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Denver, CO
Sep 11: The Majestic Theater, Dallas, TX
Sep 12: ACL Live At The Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
Sep 14: The Eastern, Atlanta, GA
Sep 15: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Sep 17: Palace Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Sep 18: The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sep 20: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON
Sep 21: The Met, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 23: MGM Music Hall At Fenway, Boston, MA
Sep 24: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sep 26: The Anthem, Washington, DC

For more information on Keane, order your copy of Hopes and Fears, or see their upcoming tour dates, visit their official website.

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