Keane frontman Tom Chaplin to play York

Tom Chaplin is coming to somewhere only we know… the York Barbican

Best known as frontman of mega-selling band Keane, Tom Chaplin is now a solo star.

He’s just announced a 2017 tour – and one of the dates is at York Barbican.

Tom’s remarkable vocals help propel Keane to international success with the release of their debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. Topping the UK charts, the album won the 2005 Brit Award for Best British Album and was the second best-selling British album of 2004.

It included the hits Somewhere Only We Know and Everybody’s Changing.

Their second album, 2006’s Under the Iron Sea also went to number one in the UK album charts, and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200.

This has been the year that Tom went it alone, with his first solo album The Wave. Written by Tom, produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung, Lianne La Havas) and driven by his unmistakeable voice, The Wave has won critical acclaim.

The Sunday Times called it “incredibly beautiful and affecting”, while the Telegraph said it contained “the most gorgeous, anthemic, uplifting music of Chaplin’s career”.

After a tour of intimate venues this year, Tom takes on bigger venues next spring.

He is coming to York Barbican on Friday, May 12. Tickets cost between £20.35 and £38.50, and go on sale here at 9am on Thursday, October 27.