We get our fair share of big performers gracing Dubai’s stages, but not half enough of the traditional live acts that we know and love. That is, until now.
They’re hardly rock minnows, their last two albums Perfect Symmetry and Under The Iron Sea were huge, but Keane have never reached the dizzy heights of the likes of Coldplay. In fact, some of the none-Brits among you may never have heard of them. But, not for long.
Think indie, rock, and the odd, dare we say it, ballad. Hits range from their latest smash Spiralling back to Nothing in My Way, Everybody’s Changing and Somewhere Only We Know.
"We've always said we want to challenge ourselves," says Keane's Richard Hughes. "Most bands, when they release an album, always say they've pushed themselves. But we're all music lovers and we sit there and read these things and think ‘Great, can't wait to hear it!' and then you put it on and you think ‘Oh. Hang on a minute...'"
"There's nothing that our record company would have loved more than for us to have delivered Hopes And Fears three times," he continues. "But we've already done one, and one's enough."
"I think by a million miles it's the best thing we've put together," ands singer Tom Chaplin. "I can't wait for people to hear it."
For those of you not in the know, the band consists of lead singer Tom Chaplin ably supported by Tim Rice-Oxley and Richard Hughes. They got together in 1995 and decided on their name in 1997, before going on to grace the singles and album top 10s in the UK, not to mention headlining pretty much every big music festival going. In a nutshell, they’re really rather good. Enjoy!
Tickets are available from May 17 for Dhs220, grab yours from www.timeouttickets.com