305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington 9810


Last year KEANE’s critically acclaimed album Hopes and Fears sold over 5 million copies worldwide, winning two Brit Awards (British Breakthrough Act and Best Album); Q Magazine’s Best Album award; and nominated in the Best New Act category at The Grammys. For the follow-up, Keane writes on their website, “Our new album, 'Under The Iron Sea' was recorded at The Magic Shop in Soho, New York, and back at Helioscentric Studios, near Battle, a small town in the south of England where we went to school together. In making this record we tried to confront all our worst fears, to ruthlessly scrutinize ourselves, our relationships with each other, with other people, and with the world at large, and to make a journey into the darkest places we could find. It made for an incredibly intense atmosphere during the writing and recording of the album, and the resultant music very much reflects that. In the songs we created a kind of sinister fairytale-world-gone-wrong, a feeling of confusion and numbness represented by a dark place under an impenetrable iron sea. To express all this we created entirely new sounds by putting an old electric piano and various analogue synths through many different combinations of vintage guitar effects pedals, creating soundscapes that range from the percussive to vast oppressive walls of distortion. We were writing, singing and performing with a drive, intensity and fury that is almost unrecognizable from our previous music. We wrote 'Under The Iron Sea' because we needed a record that was going to make us feel alive again.”

Tickets are $30.50 plus applicable service charges, and are available Friday, July 28 at noon online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888

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