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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Keane

A truly great british band.

Keane, made up of front man Tom Chaplin, backing vocals Tim Rice-Oxley, Jessie Quin,  and Richard Hughes, are an alternative rock band from Sussex.

Keane hit the big time in 2004, when their their debut album "Hopes and Fears" became the second best selling British album of the year. Proving to not just be a one time wonder, Keane followed this album with "Under the Iron Sea" which not only topped the UK album charts, but also made the top 5 on the US billboard 200 chart.

Now, fifteen laters, Keane have released their fourth album "Strangeland" (May) which went straight to number 1 on the UK album charts.

So what makes this "band with no guitars" so great? Well for one, like the quote suggests, Keane have separated themselves from all the other rock bands out there by the continual feature of pianos in their tracks.

Although regarded as a seriously awkward guy who struggles to create any sense of rapport between himself and the crowd,  no one can dispute his vocal talent. A seriously powerful voice that hardly ever falters, Tom Chaplin is in his own way the perfect lead singer.

With a hugely successful past, it comes as no surprise that this band has accumulated quite the following. Due to this I would say if you are hoping to get tickets you will have to do so quick as their gigs frequently sell out.

Tour Dates:
19th Nov. Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK
22nd Nov. Waterfront Hall - Belfast, UK
28th Nov. Capital FM Arena - Nottingham, UK
29th Nov. Manchester Arena - Manchester, UK
30th Nov. The O2 Arena - London, UK
2nd Dec. Brighton Centre - Brighton, UK
3rd Dec. Winter Gardens - Blackpool, UK
4th Dec. BIC - Bournemouth, UK
31st Jan. Radio City Music Hall - NYC

For more information regarding tickets and their tour dates (N.America & European) check out: http://www.songkick.com/artists/273877-keane/calendar?page=1

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