As their album begins to pick up speed here in North America, pop-rock trio Keane have decided to make a return to the continent. After they finish up their autumn tour of the UK and Europe, the Irish lads are set to head to Japan for a three-date tour in December. Then, and only then, will Keane return to the Western world, and just for two dates.
Lead singer Tom Chaplin, and band mates Tim Rice-Oxley (piano) and Richard Hughes (drums) are scheduled to play both dates on the west coast of North America, with one date in Canada and on in the United States of America. The band will hit California first, performing in San Francisco on December 2nd at a little venue called the Fillmore. Six days later Keane will hit Vancouver, British Columbia, playing at the Commodore Ballroom on December 8th.
They've been touring all corners of the globe to support their debut album 'Hopes and Fears', and it's all starting to pay off for Keane. While the North American market is notoriously hard to break, Keane's first single 'Somewhere Only We Know' has been getting some decent airtime recently. Creating sensitive, piano driven (and surprisingly guitar-less) pop music, Keane has released two other singles on the other side of the Atlantic: 'Everybody's Changing' and most recent 'Bedshaped'. To listen to clips of the songs check out Keane's official website at www.keanemusic.com.
In other news related to the band, the members of Keane have signed on to partake in the re-recording of Bob Geldof's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. The trio will be joined by the likes of Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, Bono, and Paul McCartney, among others for the charity single. 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' 2004 will be released in late November, with proceeds going to relieve suffering in Africa.
Keane's Canadian stop:
December 8 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt