Keen on Keane ? Scarborough Open Air Theatre announces its latest act for next summer

Scarborough's Open Air Theatre has made its fourth announcement of acts that will play the venue next summer.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Saturday, 17th October 2020, 7:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th October 2020, 7:10 pm

Keane are heading to the UK’s largest purpose-built open air concert arena on Friday July 9.

The East Sussex chart-toppers delighted their legions of devoted fans by returning from a six-year hiatus in 2019 with new album Cause and Effect.

Tickets go on general sale via at 9am on Friday October 23.

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Keane are coming to Scarborough in July.

Keane have sold 13 million records worldwide, released four Number One studio albums, and won two BRIT awards and an Ivor Novello award.

They had been scheduled to play Scarborough OAT this summer only for the show to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Venue programmer Peter Taylor said: “Keane were obviously going to be one of the major highlights of our 2020 season and so we are delighted to have arranged for them to play a headline show here in 2021.

“They are an incredible live band.

"Their songs are beautiful, anthemic, the soundtrack to many people’s lives over the last 20 years, and I’m sure their army of fans cannot wait to see these songs played live here.”

Keane’s 2004 debut album Hopes and Fears, which gave the world such timeless classics as Somewhere Only We Know, Everybody's Changing, This Is The Last Time and Bedshaped, is ranked among the UK’s 40 best-selling albums of all time.

Their return Cause and Effect – which includes the singles The Way I Feel, Love Too Much and Stupid Things – was produced by David Kosten and Keane themselves, and is the sound of a band rejuvenated.

Other acts already announced for Scarborough Open Theatre next year are:

June 20 - Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World

July 10 - Olly Murs

August 20 - Nile Rodgers & CHIC