Keane announce first studio album in seven years, titled Cause and Effect

The band also release a new single and announce details of a UK and Ireland tour.

Keane have announced details of their new album, titled Cause and Effect. 

The record - released on September 20 - is Keane's first in seven years. The band announced they were taking an extended break from music as a group in 2013, having formed in 1995. 

Cause and Effect was written by the band and co-produced with David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Marina). The band have also announced UK and Ireland tour in support of the album across September and October this year. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 14. 

Tracklisting

1. You’re Not Home
2. Love Too Much
3. The Way I Feel
4. Put The Radio On
5. Strange Room
6. Stupid Things
7. Phases
8. I’m Not Leaving
9. Thread
10. Chase The Night Away
11. I Need Your Love

Deluxe Edition

12. New Golden Age (Bonus Track)
13. Difficult Year (Bonus Track)
14. The Way I Feel (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
15. Stupid Things (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
16. I’m Not Leaving (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)

Keane's previous four studio albums, including their 2.9-million selling debut  Hopes and Fears from 2004, have all reached Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart. View Keane's Official UK Chart history.

Trailing the new album is the single The Way I Feel. The video was directed by Kevin Godley, who worked on visuals for the band's hit song Is It Any Wonder. 

During Keane's hiatus, frontman Tom Chaplin released two solo albums. The return of the band, he says, was fuelled by missing his musical partner and band member Tim Rice-Oxley: "I found myself wondering how I had come to let this very enigmatic and important relationship in my life drift." 

Much like Hopes and Fears, Tim describes Cause and Effect as a break-up album, but of a very different kind: “It’s a bit different when you’re older and you’ve got kids – your whole little world shifts on its axis.

"We’re not some heritage act. We’ve got a lot of great music in us."

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Keane's UK and Ireland tour dates are:

September

Tues 24th - BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 25th - LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Thu 26th - MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sat 28th - LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Sun 29th - LONDON, Royal Albert Hall

October

Tues 1st - NEWCASTLE, City Hall
Wed 2nd - EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Fri 4th - NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 5th - BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Mon 7th - BELFAST, Waterfront
Tues 8th - DUBLIN, Olympia