U.K. tour begins Oct. 17.
British alternative rock band Keane has entered into an agreement that will allow recordings of their performances to be released on CD just minutes after the gig has concluded.
The band will record every gig on their upcoming tour to release as "official bootlegs" within 10 minutes of each show's end. The CDs will be limited to 1,000 units each night. Prices were not disclosed.
The initiative, proclaimed as the first such partnership in Britain, involves Keane's label Island Records, and Concert Live in partnership with Tunetribe.com.
"It is very exciting to be working with Keane on this tour as it provides fans with a unique, strictly limited edition, collectible product and a new and exciting way of consuming live music," comments James Perkins, managing director of Concert Live.
Keane kick off their 8-date U.K. tour Oct. 17 at the Hull Arena. Since its release in June, the trio's latest album "Under the Iron Sea" has gone double-platinum in Britain (600,000 units) and has reached IFPI Platinum Europe status, for pan-European shipments of more than 1 million units.