Not many British bands these days have more than one big-selling album, let alone five. Fewer still manage to replicate - and maintain - that success outside the UK. And only a tiny number are able to continually develop their sound as their career progresses. But, in the last decade, Keane have achieved all of those things and a whole lot more. After selling over 11 million copies of their five consecutive No. 1 records, with their four award winning albums and their 8 track EP ‘Night Train’, it is no exaggeration to say that Keane are firmly established as one of the world's most successful, innovative and cherished bands.
They’ve won 2 Brit Awards, 4 Q Awards and an Ivor Novello and captured the hearts of a truly global fan base having played over 700 shows in over 40 countries worldwide. In May 2008, both ‘Hopes and Fears’ and ‘Under the Iron Sea’ were voted by readers of Q magazine as the best British albums ever; Keane, The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead were the only musical acts having two albums in the top 20. Earlier this year their 2004 debut album, ‘Hopes And Fears’, was voted the second favourite album of all-time by Radio 2 listeners.
To celebrate ten incredible years of success, Keane released ‘The Best of Keane’ in November 2013.