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Keane Tickets – Finding Perfection in Reinvention

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by Laust

Hoping to make an impression in the States this spring with their trek through several major cities, British soft rockers Keane are stretching their legs for a few major concerts in May. The group, which is currently supporting their Perfect Symmetry release via hot Billboard charting singles “Everybody’s Changing” and “Somewhere Only We Know,” the guys from East Sussex aren’t accustomed to such musical stage symmetry as Matt Kearney supports them online. “It’s amazing how far and wide our music has reached in terms of other artists, especially in America – there’s less stigma attached to us, like all of the things we have been lumbered with in Britain, being posh, etc, annoying things that have nothing to do with how we sound,” frontman Tom Chaplin said to the Press Association.

Though famous fans like Kanye West, Gwen Stefani and Nicole Scherzinger have been praising the group, hailing Keane tickets as the best buy of the year, the merger into mainstream American market is not all that simple.

Besides fighting back the home stigma that the group has earned, the guys were off the charts for more than a year. Though the hiatus didn’t affect their music making as the release of Perfect Symmetry, the third set from frontman Chaplin, drummer Richard Hughes and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, is exceptional. “With the second record [2006’s Under the Iron Sea] we went straight off the road into the studio when we really needed a break and that sowed the seeds for a lot of problems, which have been quite well-documented,” Hughes said in the group’s biography. “We learned from that this time.”

The fresh faced result is the October release of the co-produced Stuart Price and Jon Brion set that have a more delicate upbeat harmony to them; “Because we nearly lost it all, we nearly lost the band and we could have gone our separate ways we had this reinvention as people,” Chaplin continues on their website. “You know, ‘We might not have this, so we might as well enjoy it.’ That affected everything that we did with this album.”

So with Perfect Symmetry the guys have found perfect harmony with what Rolling Stone says is filled with “heartstrings – yanking melody but also tamp down the grandiosity with Eighties-ish pop pep.” Their tunes rejoice in such revamped glory as they themselves describe it as a “big, bold, shiny pop monster.” “We’ve always said we want to challenge ourselves,” Hughes continued. “Most bands, when they release an album, always say they’ve pushed themselves. But we’re all music lovers and we sit there and read these things and thing, ‘Great, can’t wait to hear it!’ And then you put it on and you think ‘Oh. Hang on a minute…'”

May2009
8 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
15 – Maplewood, MN – Myth
16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
19 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall
20 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
21 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
23 – Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy
24 – Cleveland, OH – Tower City Amphitheatre
27 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

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