Keane announces details of “Hopes and Fears Remastered 20th Anniversary Celebrations” 

Exactly 20 years after its initial release on May 10th, Keane announced full details of their forthcoming special remastered version of Hopes and Fears, undoubtedly one of the best debut albums ever. Making up this 20th-anniversary celebratory release comes a special version of the original album remastered and cut by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, as well as the unveiling of B-Sides, previously unreleased demos and rarities. 5.1 Dolby Atmos mixes come from David Kosten.

Photo (c) Alex Lake

On the same day as the box set release, the band play the first of two London 02 Arena shows as part of a world tour that kicks off April 1st in Mexico City before reaching Europe. Their U.S. tour starts in September at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on September 4th and concludes at Washington, DC’s The Anthem. More dates are to be announced.

Keane recently took their live show to India and South Africa, playing these countries for the very first time and proving the ever-growing demand for the band worldwide. They were joined onstage in Mumbai with Anoushka Shankar to play a special version of “Everybody’s Changing”.

Hopes and Fears was a landmark album for Keane and has set all kinds of records in the process. It’s one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history having sold over 2.5 million in the UK in its first year, and a million in the USA propelled by their classic song “Somewhere Only We Know”. Hopes and Fears is 9x platinum in the UK, a remarkable achievement. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

‘I remember standing by that amazing old mixing desk at Heliocentric Studios where we made Hopes and Fears, listening to an early mix of ‘Somewhere Only We Know.’ I had this feeling that we’d come up with something that had an extra bit of magic. Making music is so often a process full of doubt…but on this occasion, there was something undeniable about what we’d created. Clearly, a lot of people felt the same when the album came out!’

Tom Chaplin

Keane emerged alongside a new vanguard of bands that would change the shape of music: Snow Patrol, Scissor sisters, the Killers and Coldplay. They were the first to create a sound solely revolving around keyboards which enhanced the emotional pull of their songs. “Everybody’s Changing” from Hopes and Fears became a fan favourite and a top-five hit.

In 2004, Keane was the biggest-selling British artist in the UK. The following year they won two BRIT Awards: Best British Album for Hopes and Fears and British Breakthrough Act award. “Somewhere Only We Know” has enjoyed a recent revival on Tik Tok going viral in Asia which lit the spark for a global renaissance of the track which is currently clocking up over two million Spotify streams a day, and in the past 12 months has become Island Records’ biggest selling single. In total, it has been streamed over a billion times.

This year’s tour will celebrate Keane’s acclaimed body of work from their imperious debut Hopes and Fears through to their 2019 studio album Cause and Effect.

‘When I think about these songs, I still picture us playing them in little rooms in pubs around the UK. I remember how exciting it was watching the crowds start to grow. Those songs opened the door to another dimension for us; everything that has happened in our lives since then was born out of that moment. It’s an incredible privilege for us that people are still listening after all this time.’

Tim Rice-Oxley


Mon 1st – MEXICO CITY, Sports Palace
Wed 3rd – GUADALAJARA, Auditorio Telmex
Fri 19th – AMSTERDAM, AFAS Live
Sun 21st – KOLN, E-Werk
Mon 22nd – KOLN, E-Werk
Wed 24th – BRUSSELS, The Cirque Royal
Thu 25th – BRUSSELS, The Cirque Royal
Fri 26th – PARIS, L’Olympia
Sat 27th – PARIS, L’Olympia

Fri 3rd – LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sat 4th – BIRMINGHAM, Utilita Arena
Sun 5th – MANCHESTER, Co-Op Live
Wed 8th – CARDIFF, Utilita Arena
Fri 10th – LONDON, The O2
Sat 11th – LONDON, The O2
Mon 13th – DUBLIN 3Arena

Wed 4th – BERKELEY, CA, The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
Thu 5th – LOS ANGELES, CA, The Greek Theatre
Fri 6th – SAN DIEGO, CA, Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
Sun 8th – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Venue TBC
Mon 9th – DENVER, CO, Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Wed 11th – DALLAS, TX, The Majestic Theater
Thu 12th – AUSTIN, TX, ACL Live At The Moody Theatre
Sat 14th – ATLANTA, GA, The Eastern
Sun 15th – NASHVILLE, TN, Ryman Auditorium
Tue 17th – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Palace Theater
Wed 18th – CHICAGO, IL, The Chicago Theatre
Fri 20th – TORONTO, ON, The Queen Elizabeth Theater
Sat 21st – PHILADELPHIA, PA, The Met
Mon 23rd – BOSTON, MA, MGM Music Hall At Fenway
Tue 24th – NEW YORK, NY, Radio City Music Hall
Thu 26th – WASHINGTON, DC, The Anthem

Hopes And Fears 20 – Original Album Remastered Track Listing

  1.  Somewhere Only We Know
  2. Bend And Break
  3. We Might As Well Be Strangers    
  4. Everybody’s Changing
  5. Your Eyes Open
  6. She Has No Time
  7. Can’t Stop Now
  8. Sunshine
  9. This Is The Last Time
  10. On A Day Like Today
  11. Untitled 1   
  12. Bedshaped

B-Sides & Rarities:

  1. Snowed Under
  2. Fly To Me
  3. Something In Me Was Dying
  4. She Opens Her Eyes
  5. To The End Of the Earth (Previously Unreleased)
  6.  The Way You Want It (Previously Unreleased)
  7. Allemande (Previously Unreleased)
  8. Walnut Tree
  9. Love Actually
  10. Wonderful River (Previously Unreleased)
  11. More Matey
  12. Get Away From Yourself (Previously Unreleased)

Demos: (all previously unreleased)

  1. Somewhere Only We Know (Tim Demo, September 2002)
  2. Somewhere Only We Know (Demo, December 2002)
  3. Bend And Break (Demo, April 2002)
  4. We Might As Well Be Strangers (Tim Demo, September 2003)
  5. Everybody’s Changing (Demo, July 2002)
  6. Your Eyes Open (Demo, April 2002)
  7.  She Has No Time (Demo, October 2002)
  8. Can’t Stop Now (Demo, January 2003)
  9. Sunshine (Demo, February 2002)
  10. This Is The Last Time (Demo, May 2002)
  11. On A Day Like Today (Tim Demo, September 2003)
  12. Untitled 1 (Tim Demo, May 2002)
  13. Bedshaped (Demo, October 2002)

7” Vinyl Single:
Side A:
Love Actually (Studio Version)
Side B:
Love Actually (Demo)

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