Keane have confirmed they will also be playing dates with U2 on the 'Vertigo Tour' this summer.

The band, who had a massive year in 2004 and have been sweeping awards ceremonies recently, will be main support to U2 at shows in Munich, Nice, Barcelona and Lisbon.

Childhood friends from Battle, East Sussex, Keane make great emotional rock in the vein of Radiohead, Travis and Coldplay. Their album 'Hopes and Fears' won 'Best British Album' at the recent Brit Awards.

Already confirmed to play with U2 at other shows in Europe are The Killers and Snow Patrol.

Kings of Leon play support on the North American leg.

More news as it arrives.

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