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Music, Fri 17 Jul 2020

KEANE

KEANE

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Keane to play unmissable headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Keane – one of Britain’s most successful and beloved bands of the last 20 years – are back and heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

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

And Keane can today confirm they will play a massive headline gig at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – the UK’s largest open air arena – on Friday July 17.

Tickets go on general sale via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com at 9am on Friday January 31.

Before pausing in 2013, Keane had sold 13 million records worldwide, released four Number One studio albums, won two BRIT awards and an Ivor Novello award.

Their 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.

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

However, the birth of the album came as something of a surprise even to the band. Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his old sparring partner Tim Rice-Oxley.

When Tom, bassist Jesse Quin and drummer Richard Hughes heard the songs Tim had been working on they were immediately drawn to them, both sonically and lyrically, and Keane were reborn. As Tim says: “We’re not some heritage act. We’ve got a lot of great music in us.”

Together with Cause and Effect, which hit Number Two in the UK Album charts, Keane also returned to the stage last summer with a string of brilliant live shows which included two nights at The Royal Albert Hall.

Keane’s appearance at Scarborough OAT is presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “As soon as Keane announced last year they were back and ready to take to the stage again we knew we had to bring them to Scarborough OAT.

“This special arena was created for artists like Keane. 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… I know I certainly can’t!

“Keane are an incredible live band and this is unquestionably going to be one of the gigs of the summer.”

Tickets for Keane at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on general sale at 9am on Friday, January 31 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com
They can also be purchased, in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Both north and south entrances will be open for all events.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 Jul 2020

Address

Northstead Manor Gardens,
Burniston Road,
Scarborough,
YO12 6PF

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 034897  Lat: 54.29319 Long: -0.41205

By Road:
From the town centre head down Columbus Ravine, signposted North Bay Attractions. The theatre is at the bottom of this road, opposite Peasholm Park.

Parking available in nearby car parks and along the North Bay's Marine Drive. List of car parks can be found on the following web page: http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/parking

By Public Transport:
The 3a EYMS bus service runs from York Place (side of Debenhams) at 20 minutes past the hour, up until 6.20pm.

The seafront bus services run regularly from the South to North Bay which stops near to the theatre entrance.

Shoreline Suncruiser Buses ('The Blue & Yellow Ones') will lay on extra services at the end of an event.

ROUTE 1: To South Bay

ROUTE 2: Valley Bridge (for Town Centre), Filey Rod, Osgodby, Eastfield (Eastway), Cayton, Filey

ROUTE 3: Railway Station, Falsgrave, Seamer Rd, Eastfield (Manham Hill), Crossgates, Seamer, Irton, East & West Ayton

All depart from outside the Sands Development immediately after the show.
Please call 01723 360969 for confirmation.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Both north and south entrances will be open for all events.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Notes

Accessible Seating Tickets: To better accommodate your needs, Scarborough Open Air Theatre has requested that all accessible seating ticket accommodations be solicited only through their representatives. There are specialist seats along with disabled and carer seats. Please ensure you inform the operator at the time of booking if you have any special access issues. Disability Access: The Scarborough Open Air Theatre is fully accessible to all our visitors. Our facilities include; accessible toilets, wheelchair access ramps, accessible parking spaces, specialist drop off points, our Box Office has a low window to facilitate wheelchair access to services. Disabled Parking: If you are a disabled driver or have a disabled passenger in your vehicle and are travelling to the Open Air Theatre, then we recommend parking in the Northstead Lower Car Park.