U2 cover 29 October 2009

On Fearne Cotton’s show on BBC Radio 1, they’re currently having a Live Lounge Battle, where various bands’ cover versions recorded for Radio 1 are competing against each other to become the Live Lounge Champion. Yesterday, Keane’s May November 2004 cover of U2’s With Or Without You was put to a public vote against covers by Goldfrapp and Taio Cruz. We’re pleased to say the results were as follows:

Keane – 53% of the vote
Taio Cruz – 30%
Goldfrapp – 17%

Which means Keane go through to the next round. Thanks to any of you who voted. We’ll try to let you know when the next round is.

If you’re in the UK, you can hear the results being read out and Keane’s cover after 1hr 40mins of this show.

Of course, the cover of With Or Without You also features on the Hopes And Fears Deluxe Edition, which is out on November 9th.

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