Keane Cancel Tour Again While Singer Is In Rehab

Music News | Sep 8th, 2006

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(Billboard) Keane has canceled its fall North American tour, which was postponed last month to allow vocalist Tom Chaplin to enter a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse. According to a post from bandmate Tim Rice-Oxley on Keane’s Web site, Chaplin is still not ready to return to the road.

“Obviously it’s crucial that Tom is given the time to get better properly,” he wrote. “With the first dates in America only a fortnight away, his doctors feel there is undue pressure on Tom to rush through rehab and get back out on the road.”

“That’s why, between the three of us, we’ve decided to cancel the North American tour,” he added. “We’d like to apologize to the fans who’ve bought tickets, but we’ve done this in the best interests of our friend — which, ultimately, is in the best interests of the band too.”

Keane is provisionally due to start gigging again with a United Kingdom and European tour in October and November. “We’ll be keeping in close touch with Tom and his doctors about how he’s progressing and we’ll keep you posted,” Rice-Oxley said.

Here are Keane’s canceled tour dates:

Sept. 13: New York (Carnegie Hall)
Sept. 19: Montreal (St. Denis Theatre)
Sept. 20: Toronto (Hummingbird Centre)
Sept. 23: Baltimore (V Festival)
Sept. 24: Boston (Bank of America Pavilion)
Sept. 25: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Sept. 26: Philadelphia (Tower Theatre)
Sept. 27: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Oct. 1: Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 2: Seattle (McCaw Hall)
Oct. 4: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Concert Hall)
Oct. 7: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
Oct. 8: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)