U.K melodic rock act Keane is to broadcast a live Webcast in 3D on April 2 from London's Abbey Road studios. The band is claiming the five-song, 20-minute performance in 3D will be a world first.

The performance will be screened simultaneously on www.keanemusic.com and www.absoluteradio.co.uk, the Web site of digital radio platform Absolute Radio. The audio from the session will also be broadcast live on Absolute Radio.

3D glasses will be available from Keane's Web site and included free with the seven-inch vinyl version of new single "Better Than This" (Island/Universal), released March 16 in the U.K.

"We believe that the tradition of rock & roll is to always innovate, to bring new ideas and concepts into music," said the band in a statement. "We are therefore incredibly excited about the prospect of being the first band to beam our music live in 3D over the Internet."

London-based Nineteen Fifteen Productions, which specializes in 3D live events, will produce the session and David Barnard – who was behind concert films by the Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics and Alice Cooper – will direct. Dilly Gent, who has produced videos and films for Radiohead, has come on board as creative consultant. The session will feature live mixed graphics from digital artists D-Fuse.