Keane have announced a tour of forests for next summer to coincide with a new eight-track EP release.

The Night Train EP will be released on May 8 and features the band’s collaboration with Somali/Canadian rapper K’Naan as well as a track that features Japanese MC Tigarah. Pianist Tim Rice-Oxley also takes a rare lead vocal on one of the songs. To say it sounds like a departure from their usual safe sound is something of an understatement.

Following the EP release the band will head off on a tour of England’s forests, including a near-homecoming show at Bedgebury Pinetum.

Those forest dates in full:

10 Thetford Forest, Suffolk
11 Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
18 Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
19 Sherwood Pines Forest, Nottinghamshire
25 Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
26 Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire

Tickets will be £32 and are available from Wednesday (December 2) from the band’s website,

This article was written for TMM.