Madrid liveblog
11 Nov 2008


12:02AM: It's all smiles in the dressing room, where the band are celebrating one of their favourite shows of the tour with pizza and cold beer. "That was really, really fun," says Tim, summing up the mood. Keane, it's fair to say, will be leaving Madrid tired but happy.

And that's it from us. We hope you've enjoyed reading the liveblog as much as we've enjoyed doing it. Thanks for your hundreds of emails, they've certainly kept spirits high in the production office.



11.28PM: And so Bedshaped's distinctive piano riff signals the beginning of the final song of a terrific show. Here's the full setlist.

We're off to watch the very end, and then get some post-show pics and thoughts from the band.

11.22PM: The band have just had a little towels 'n' drinks break before heading back on to play their three-song encore (which they're currently kicking off with Black Burning Heart). They all seemed extremely pleased with how the show has gone. From the chanting to get them back onto the stage, it's clear the crowd agree.

11.11PM: We're getting lots of US weather reports coming into ontour@keanemusic.com. Sounds like it's pretty decent everywhere. Ooh, Crystal Ball now. It's great how the band now have three albums' worth of songs to pick from. An abundance of riches, you might say. Oh, and we've been meaning to say, Happy Birthday to Rocio from Argentina. Hope you're having a nice day. Right, only three more songs to go...

11.02PM: It's still surprisingy busy here in the production office, with Colin, Beth, Ant and production assistant Cara all tapping away on their laptops while the band play Perfect Symmetry about 10 metres away from us. We've just been out in the crowd to take a couple more pictures. And here they are...

We love that a fan brought a lollipop to the show and then waved it in the air.

10.48PM: The band are in the middle of their three-song acoustic section. We made it into the pit (the bit in front of the stage) for the first song, which was Bend And Break. That one was played by Tom on his own and it sounded lovely. Here's a pic...

10.36PM: "I would like to know what Colin and Beth usually do while keane are playing? And does Ant take some rest at last too?" Azilis (from France)
Well, they're all right here in the office right now (Spiralling just started!). Beth was singing along a minute ago, now Ant is (albeit quietly). And Colin is sitting proudly with his new battery-powered lantern. They're all very pleased with the amount of love you sent in for them. Right, we're off out to take some more pictures now that the camera battery has charged a bit...

10.32PM: Well, the atmosphere out there is pretty amazing. The crowd just broke into a spontaneous chant of "Olé, olé, olé" after a raucous Again And Again. People from Madrid look particularly glamourous. And they're smoking. We'd forgotten what it was like to be in a venue where people are allowed to smoke (it's smokey!).

Here's a picture of Tom doing his thing, taken through the venue's palm trees. (Why do they have palm trees? We don't know.)


10.13PM: The band are onstage! And they're playing their third song! And our camera battery has chosen this moment to run out of charge! And our laptop just crashed! And the crowd just gave a massive roar for Everybody's Changing! And we're still sitting here in front of our laptop! So we're off to watch some of the show! With our back-up camera in hand! (Sorry, it's all getting a bit excitable here)

10.01PM: "Who choses the support act? Is it the band or the record label? Lots of love from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We're waiting for Keane! Nathalia"
Colin: Oh, I was in Rio this summer with Rufus Wainwright. Lovely place. And it's usually the band.

Thanks for all the Colin and Beth love. They're happy now (and probably ready to answer some more questions). Ant would also like us to point out that he's not really manic. Gig starts in two minutes...

9.54PM: Here's the band warming up for the show in their dressing room a sec ago...

9.52PM: Colin and Beth would like some love. Please email it to ontour@keanemusic.com soon.

9.37PM: Ana Catarina from Portugal emailed ontour@keanemusic.com asking for a picture of David Fonseca. We managed to get one before we were bustled away by a slightly frightening security man who didn't seem terribly keen on us taking any pictures. Hmm. Hope he's changed his mind by the time Keane come on. Anyway, that pic of Mr Fonseca (who was rather good)...

9.27PM: "I wish I could be in the Production Office with you !! Will we have the chance to hear the Production Manager anytime soon?? Enjoy the show ! ;) Azilis"
The production manager is Ant and he's currently shouting out instructions and discussing "the rooming situation". His right leg is also tapping slightly manically.

9.22PM: We just popped back to the dressing room to see what the band were up to. And they were up to the following...

Richard is watching Breaking Bad on DVD and liking it very much
Tom ismanaging his podcasts on iTunes. He's a big fan of podcasts and enjoys the ones by Stephen Fry, Adam & Joe and, previously, Russell Brand. He also likes the Skeptics Guide To The Universe one.
Tim is reading a French translation of the Black Burning Heart lyrics
Jesse was not there

9.07PM: "Colin, I've read your tourblogs (and I love them ... they're full of informations) and I was wondering : what does TMTTS stand for ? Have a lovely night in Spain Audrey, from France"
Colin would answer, but he's too busy being tour manager to the stars...

By the way, thanks for all the emails everyone's been sending to ontour@keanemusic.com - we're enjoying reading them.

9.03PM: "Weather report just in from my husband in Afghanistan - sunny all day, about 14 deg, down to 1 degree now and freezing! Best of luck tonight, Katie (UK) x" That must be pretty much the whole world covered now.

8.58PM: The support act, David Fonseca, is due on in a couple of minutes, which gave us just enough time to sneak onto the stage and take this picture of the crowd...

Some impressive vogue-ing going on there.

8.45PM: Here's a pic of tonight's merch stand. Look out for many of these goodies in the official Keane shop soon.

8.40PM: Sorry we haven't updated for a little while, we went to the dressing room, where a meeting was going on about the tour book for the UK tour. Afterwards, we somehow ended up doing what we believe is called "jamming" with Tim and Jesse, with us playing drums on a cover of U2's With Or Without You. Having never played drums before, let alone with professional musicians, it can ony be described as very fun indeed. Still, we dragged ourselves back to the production office where the heater has finally started working and it's now very hot indeed.

8.01PM: Crikey, it's hot in Chile. "I am Barbara from chile! there is an incredible temperature! (32°, that's too much here) It so much heat that might fry an egg in the street!! And we are just starting the summer!! (i need something cold!)"

Perhaps Barbara should swap countries with Di in Russia (see 6.13PM). In more pressing news, the venue's doors have just opened. Keane are on stage in two hours.

7.48PM: A couple of film crews were here earlier, interviewing Tom and Richard about the new album. Here's a pic...

7.38PM: "I would like to know where did they find those Keane-heads?" asks Isa from Brasil, to ontour@keanemusic.com.

Richard (who's back in the production office sending some emails): They were a present from a fan called Mena in Barcelona. I think they're wicked! We love the detail of them.

7.24PM: Some pictures from dinner, which was very nice (particuarly the lasagne).

Hmm, it was nicer than it looks in that picture. Honest.

That's Tim's dinner, that is.

7.18PM: We knew we coud rely on you foks - Flo very quickly emailed to say that the song Jesse was playing was The Magnificent Seven by The Clash. The band are very impressed that you got it Flo.

6.45PM: If you thought Richard's drum challenge was hard (and a lot of you did send wrong answers), then you're going to find the all-new Jesse's bass challenge *really* tricky. First person to email the name of the song he's playing to ontour@keanemusic.com is Very Clever Indeed. It's not even a Keane song. But we believe in you....

And with that, we're off to get some dinner...

6.40PM:  "Does the venue have wireless internet?" asks Mary Ann. Yes, it does - but it keeps going down. Aaaarrrggggh!

6.13PM: This just in, "Hello there, here's Di from Russia - it's cold here (+5 Celsius maybe) but there's no snow yet, so it's really cold and dark. Don't come to Russia in November...(unless you're searching for depression)". Poor Di. Sounds like she should move to Mexico.

5.51PM: ShelleyA just emailed ontour@keanemusic.com to ask if Colin has had chance to think of an answer to her question from earlier (see 2.52PM), "Er, no, sorry," says Colin, "I've been busy sorting budgets."

5.37PM: As promised, here are some pictures from the soundcheck, which is still going on. You'll notice they're in black and white. That's because a) it's arty and b) it makes bad live photographs look a little better...

5.14PM: Blimey, loads of you emailed your answer to Richard's drum challenge to ontour@keanemusic.com - but the first to give the correct answer was Silvia, who knew that it was You Haven't Told Me Anything. Well done Silvia, you rock da party.

5.08PM: Here are some pictures we took in the dressing room just before the soundcheck. Pics of the soundcheck itself to follow...

4.35PM: Those of you who remember previous liveblogs will no doubt be pleased to see the return of Richard's drum challenge. First person to guess the Keane song and email the answer to ontour@keanemusic.com gets all the glory...

We're off to watch the soundcheck...

4.19PM: OK, so here is the worldwide weather report, as brought to you by the readers of km.com

Mebourne, Austraia: It is 2am in Melbourne Australia and currently 19.7 degrees Celcius :) - Symphonie

Zurich, Switzerand: Very dark grey clouds and strong winds in Zurich, and it just started to rain. For November rather mild temperatures of 13°C today. But they predict cold and snow for tomorrow. S Hoeppi.

Belgium: There are some clouds in the sky here in Belgium and it's quite cold (11° C :D). It's a typical weather of Autumn..!! Clemence

Rotterdam, Netherlands: Where I live it's raining (as always) and we even had some hail and a thunderstorm before. Dani.

Oxford, England: It's surprisingly bright here in Oxford considering that the entire sky is one huge, ominous black cloud. I wonder where the light's coming from :S Martha

Argentina: It's spring here in Argentina. In my city, i'ts cloudy, humid and warm. Euge

Portugal: It's a rainy, miserable (and boring - that's why I'm actually writing this) day here "in-the-middle-of-nowhere", Portugal, and I think it's raining in Lisbon too. Lora

Dorset, England: Blue skies!  Sun out, but crisp outside! Charlotteh

Monterrey, Meixco: It happens to be rather lovely here in Monterrey, MX. Incredibly sunny but with 18ºC at 9am. Ana

Evora, Portugal: Here, the sun is beatiful! It's a good day to visit this city, see Diana's Temple, Praça do Geraldo.. and stay outdoor's doing nothing!It's 19ºC! Ruth

Holland: In the morning it was very stormy and with lots of rain, but the sun is shining a little, but still it is kind of cold (11 degrees). Ximena

Sao Paulo. Brazil: Here in Sao Paulo it´s a lovely day, about 24C, many clouds, the sun tries to appear, but no no no! Su

Belgium: Here in Belgium, it' s raining very very very hard and its grey. Tom

Canterbury, UK: Blue sky here in Canterbury, not so cold outside! Emmanuel

Frankfurt, Germany: The weather is very fine here in frankfurt: blue sky, sunny and about 10 degrees. Christoph

Sounds like Monterrey is the place to be.

3.55PM: "What have your dreams been like lately?" asks Demetria by email.
Richard: I don't dream much, actually.
Beth: I was dreaming about Swedish phone interviews on the bus recently.
Colin: I don't dream, because I don't sleep.

It's still very cold here in Madrid. Actually, let's have a quick worldwide weather report - please email a summary of the weather wherever you are to ontour@keanemusic.com.

3.38PM: We've just been in the dressing room with Tom, who's practicing a cover of a song which we're not allowed to tell you about (it's by a band from Yorkshire). Sounded good, though. Here he is, tinkling the ivories...

3.12PM: Colin and Beth, beavering away (as Tom just put it when he popped his head around the door)...

3.04PM: Here's a little video of the venue, beginning and ending with what Keane's lighting guru Rob is describing as the Riviera's "stained glass sorts". Quite.

3.00PM: Beth answers some questions...

How did you get this dreamjob?
Beth: I was recommended by a friend.

What is the first thing you have to do when you arrive in the place of the next gig?
Beth: The very first thing I do is scope out the dressing room and then find a clean bathroom for a shower.

What's Beth's favorite track on Perfect Symmetry?
Beth: You Haven't Told Me Anything

Do you think the boys behave better on the bus when a female like you is around, or are they just the usual 'male'?
Beth: They are most definitely the usual male!

2.52PM: Colin answers some questions...

What was the most bizarre escuse that you listen from a fan to meet the band? Rute (Skyla)
Colin: "I'm the drummer's sister" was one. And there was a girl whose last name was Keane insisted on meeting the band for that reason.

How do you choose the cities the band will play in a tour?
Colin: I don't, the booking agent does that.

As tour manager - what's the strangest/weirdest request you have had from the guys for you to do for them?
ShelleyA - UK
Colin: I'll come back to you on that one, Richard is sitting in the office just now...

2.43PM: "What is the most difficult song to drum for you?" asks Stephanie.
"A lot of the new ones are quite hard cos of the singing as well as the drumming," says Richard. "So Perfect Symmetry is pretty full-on and hard."

2.32PM: Right, who's got a question for Colin (tour manager) or Beth (the band's PA)? Email it to ontour@keanemusic.com...

2.10PM: "Do you guys ever sell backstage passes?" writes Missy.
"No," says Richard, "but I do keep all of the passes we get. I've got them from every gig and festival we've ever done. I think I've also got the little stub from every flight we've taken. It's a pretty big box!"

2.08PM: "Can't remember if Richard has ever mentioned what brand and type his practice kit is? Any chance of finding out?" writes Mart
"It's a Yamaha DTXPRESS," says Richard.

"Can you tell me what you hear through your earpieces? Do you all hear the same thing? (is that last part a stupid question?) Thank you." writes Sam
"My in-ear monitors? Each of us having a different mix going through them. I have a click track, whick keeps me at the right tempo, plus a mixture of the various instruments that we're playing. They also keep a lot of the noise out, so I'm not going totally deaf."

2.02PM: We just had lunch in catering, with Rich. We can heartily recommend the vegetable soup, vegetable noodles and cake-y, mousse-y thing.

1.30PM: Thanks for all the emails coming in to ontour@keanemusic.com - we've got people reading in England, Brazil, Argentina, Holland, Canada, Portugal, Ireland and France, amongst other places. Here's a picture of the queue which is already gathering outside. Hope they've dressed up warm, cos it's surprisingly chilly here.

And here's a nice wall...

1.21PM: Katie has questions, Richard has answers...

Do you name your tour buses? No.
Do you have to draw straws for who gets the best bed?! Er, no, we pretty much go for the same bunk in each bus, as they usually have the same lay-out. I'm front left on the top row.
Do you fight over the remote controls? That's Tom's department. Tom is the only one who understands them.
Who snores the loudest? Tony
Does anyone sleep walk? Tom (who's just arrived): I once did, in a hotel in Malmo, years ago.
And, apart from Berlin, which has been your favourite city on this tour? Tom: Oslo was cool, Richard: Yeah, cos we had a day-off. But it's been pretty amazing all round.

1.11PM: Ximena from Peru has emailed ontour@keanemusic.com to ask about Richard's Peruvian cajon instrument, which he's been using during the acoustic section of the show. Ximena asks what the signature on it says. Luckily, Richard is sitting right next to us and says that this is his cajon...


and here is Alex Acuña playing it ("a bit better than me" says Rich)


1.06PM: This is how it's looking in the dressing room, where Tom is chilling out and browsing the internet. The band have instruments set up in there so that they can bang through a few songs before the show.

12.46PM: This is what Richard spent this morning putting together, after setting his camera to take a picture every 10 minutes on the tourbus between Barcelona and Madrid last night...

12.38PM: Here's Tim, who's just popped back to the band's hotel to "do some work". Intriguing...

12.23PM: Sorry we haven't updated for almost an hour, we're trying to upload a video to YouTube and it's taking an age. Hello to the Batcavers who've emailed us at ontour@keanemusic.com, as indeed has Mariana.

11.28AM: Hello and welcome to our special blog, live and direct from the Riviera in Madrid. We've just arrived, to find the band emerging from their slumber in the tourbus (which brought them from Barcelona overnight). We're sitting in the busy production office, with Tom typing away on his laptop behind us and Jesse tapping away at his to our right. Here are some pics we've taken since we got here...

There's talk of heading into Madrid in a minute, We'll keep you posted on what we (and the band) get up to. And if you're reading and you'd ike to ask a question / say hello then bang us an email to ontour@keanemusic.com.

Comments (280)

Ohhh man.......you cannot live without us !!! ha !! What a year!! Thanks. besos from Madrid

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Posted by ant at 9:28am, 17 Jan 2009

J'adore se live book il es trop bien

Posted by Chocolatine-France at 10:24am, 03 Jan 2009

does anyone know where tom got that blue hoody from?

Posted by cbatten565 at 7:33pm, 26 Nov 2008

vengan a Chile.... en concierto exclusivo, por favor ¡¡ Los amo,,me encantan.

Posted by carotiti at 3:08pm, 25 Nov 2008

I wonder if you know, but Marta from Madrid told us that the La Riviera has been closed down due to lack of legal permission! Just imagine this had happened a fortnight ago! No Keane gig there! No Keane gig at all in Madrid, probably, terrible disappointment for all the batcavers who flew in to see them, even from Seattle! This is like lightning struck just a meter to the left of you, and another piece of our good luck jigsaw puzzle that fell into place so perfectly on that memorable day.

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 7:41am, 24 Nov 2008

One magical thing about Keane, and there are many, is that they are capable of the most impossible and unexpected things. Because of their music, some of us decided a long time ago, to create a brotherhood based in mutual respect. This has become the Batcave. A dream that became a reality in Madrid. This gift of Keane has made our links stronger, because we have realized that music is the most powerful force and that frontiers don´t exist if we have the will to make them disappear. This Madrid concert was as if we met up with some old friends again, and this includes the boys. They made us feel again the music, recognize that we only need good songs to be proud again of the best band now a days. Keep doing it , we will be here waiting for you. Please come back soon. Love from Madrid

Posted by Marta at 8:17pm, 21 Nov 2008

wooo!! in madrid!! i coud´nt go!!! becouse i am from the south of spain... T.T que envidiaaaa!! si hubiera ido.. creo que.. me hubiera muerto de la impresion... greates photos!!! wiiiiii!! keane... kises and huges.. viva españaaa! xd

Posted by clau_black at 6:34pm, 20 Nov 2008

Thanks for the great gig. The atmosphere, venue, crowd in Madrid were awesome. I liked even the opening act. Jesse did a great job, he was trying to cover all the areas on stage when Tom was stuck to his mike and guitar. The guys gave 100% and more during the gig, they went out for the autographs-and-pictures set for the multitude of fans waiting outside. I understand the need of small fences now - they facilitate the access so that they could reach everyone.They were all very kind but I agree Rich has a class of his own in doing that. This blog was really impressive as the whole event was. I enjoyed every single minute of my Keane addiction....till next time. C U. Kisses to all Keanie friends. Have a fab weekend.

Posted by Miss Teake at 5:49pm, 15 Nov 2008

@gudrun: you guys were there? I can't believe it!! If I only knew... I would come to! My heart just broke in thousand pieces, but I'm glad for you... I know how it feels when a dream come true :D. Is that why I can't find you here anymore, you made "the batcavers" exclusive group? My heart just broke again...

Posted by gina d at 8:47am, 15 Nov 2008

Just checking if this thing works

Posted by lunadelalba at 10:45pm, 14 Nov 2008

I enjoyed the blog very much. Unfortunently, I don't come to see it very often. But I must say I'm very proud Keane choose the portuguese artist David Fonseca to do the first part of both shows at Spain =) However I must ask: wasn't there any spanish artist that you guys liked? Kisses from Portugal !!! I hope to see you next time at OPORTO :D

Posted by anavferreira at 10:33pm, 14 Nov 2008

What a wonderful gig chaps! Things like this make my week !It´s a pity that I have to go earlier than it finished . I hope you come back again to Madrid. The thing I admire the most is your outgoing attitude attitude. Please dont change even if you later in your career become as famous as U2. Wonderful voice Tom . When you go to see a concert it´s the moment of the truth and definitely you didnt dissapoint us Hope you sell more records later on and I wish you good luck for the rest of the tour. You will make it guys!

Posted by lunadelalba at 10:22pm, 14 Nov 2008

Was it just a dream, just a dream, cause it was real to me. Thank you, you have made me very happy. Next meeting point ...........Lovre from Madrid

Posted by Marta at 6:01pm, 14 Nov 2008

Thanks Keane for an amazing concert in Madrid, great fun and lots of energy! Left us wanting more! A special thanks to Tim, for his love for good music which shows in his amazing songs and concerts! You´re a young Paul McCartney! Best of luck in the rest of the tour!

Posted by JOA at 4:04pm, 14 Nov 2008

********amo conocerlos cada vez mas... gracias***********************ARGENTINA**************************

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Posted by alia at 5:18am, 14 Nov 2008

OMG! The video that Richard made of the trip from Barcelona to Madrid... I took a bus trip from Barcelona to Madrid a couple summers ago and we stopped at the SAME rest stop at 0:09!!! I remember it well. There was a sort of pond-ish lake thing back there, wasn't there? I had to look at my pictures I took of the trip just to be sure. I did the same as Richard on the trip only I didn't wait 10 minutes between pictures! ;)

Posted by travelfish at 9:52pm, 13 Nov 2008

Congratulations to the Keane's staff. Thank you so much your affection and your efficiency. The Keane band and their fans need your support.

Posted by roosy at 9:16pm, 13 Nov 2008

THANK YOU KEANE FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE. ONE OF THE BEST GIGS EVER, YOU HAVE OUR HEARTS WITH YOU. You are bigger each day. You have made that the Batcave has become the real somewhere only we know. Frankie, Lena, Rosita , Sam, Jan…..you were all in our hearts and in our banner! We have missed you very much. But as Gudrun said, we made it! (yes I touched Tom…and it was …..great…..can I do it again, please?). Kisses from Madrid

Posted by Marta at 8:14pm, 13 Nov 2008

Thank you so much for your show in Madrid. I saw you last Tuesday in La Riviera. I have been expecting for you to come to Madrid a lot of time. And finally I saw you in live. I liked very much, I can't stop listening to your music in the car, in my ipod, at home... It's great! I love your music, I love your lyrics, I love your voice... My HOPE is to see you again and my FEAR is not see you again. Good luck and thanks for your music, it makes me happier ;-) Kisses from Spain. María

Posted by marymadrid at 7:22pm, 13 Nov 2008

Thank u so much for the liveblog it was AWSOME XOXXOX

Posted by Lollzie at 7:09pm, 13 Nov 2008

I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! naty to argentina!!!!!!!!!

Posted by natu18 at 7:00pm, 13 Nov 2008

@Johanna: Yes I think they must and can go anywhere they like. But they must come to us soon, again and again :-)

Posted by Anne at 4:24pm, 13 Nov 2008

ja' love the last vid!!! come to galiciaaaaa in spain!!

Posted by natachaplin at 3:30pm, 13 Nov 2008

Congratulations KEANE! It was a great concert. Specially emotive the interpretation of "Perfect Simmetry". Best wishes from Madrid!!

Posted by josemi at 1:25pm, 13 Nov 2008

wow!!! i want a prends keane!!! aa wow! wowowowow! keane the best

Posted by mich keane at 3:12am, 13 Nov 2008

Fantastic live blog from yesterday - can't believe I missed it !!! i was otherwise engaged nudge nudge wink wink.............anyway, gutted I missed the drum challenge considering I won the very first drum challenge !! and also pretty gutted I missed doing the weather report considering I usually give the guys a weather report from Sussex as often as I can when they are away !!! Anyway enough of my moaning - glad you guys are all well and having such a great time - the UK misses you badly so hurry home........love you all, Dawn K (Sussex) xxxxxbig kissesxxxxxx

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Posted by kry at 8:34pm, 12 Nov 2008

tie lazane mi dost pripomenuli garfielda

Posted by mita at 6:46pm, 12 Nov 2008

Thank you!!!The blog is super and I really like also the new album.: )Come to Hungary,please!!!

Posted by Esther at 6:36pm, 12 Nov 2008

I wish you guys would come to Cincinnati Ohio...or at least somewhere near!!! :)

Posted by xxfilmfiendxx at 6:35pm, 12 Nov 2008

E' come disse Caiio Giulio Cesare alla conquista delle Gallie "VENI, VIDI, VICIT": Caio (Richard), Giulio (Tim),Cesare (TOM) Imperatore e conquistatore.... Troppo forte il riferimento alla frase del grande Cesare. Bacioni dall'Italia da Daniela

Posted by Danylovesyou at 6:33pm, 12 Nov 2008

I'm a little late seeing this but just wanted to tell you that this Live Blog in INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much. You are all awesome :) XO Michelle - Pittsburgh USA

Posted by Michelle316 at 6:12pm, 12 Nov 2008

Those are really nice pics

Posted by ferniss at 6:04pm, 12 Nov 2008

@Johanna: Ja, das bin ich, und die kleine Blonde links von mir ist unsere liebe Vic, und die Lange im Hintergrund ist Marta the Rocket. Miss Teake und Prima sind gerade nicht mehr drauf. Es war großartig! Die keinen glutäugigen Spanierinnen daneben ( höchstens 14!) waren ein bisschen ungut, aber von sowas lässt man sich nicht die Laune verderben! Aber heuet bin ich sowas von KO! Alles Liebe!

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 5:59pm, 12 Nov 2008

@Anne, you found the words I didn´t! Yes, come back and stay, but what´s up with the rest of the world?hmmmmmmmm

Posted by Johanna at 5:58pm, 12 Nov 2008

cooolllllllllllllll!!!!!!!.....estan bravazassss...las fotos...y todos los accesorios de KEANE....=D....yeeeeeee....yo kiero la carteriiiiiita xD

Posted by katherine at 5:57pm, 12 Nov 2008

Liebe Leute! Ich poste hier eine ins Deutsche übersetzte Botschaft von Frankie, der sich eigentlich geschworen hat, hier nicht mehr zu schreiben, aber KEANE liegen ihm anscheinend doch irgendwie am Herzen, und er macht sich große Sorgen, dass er sie wegen der schlechten Verkaufszahlen von Perfect Symmetry nach dem fulminanten Start nie in den USA sehen wird. Ich gebe seine Bitte weiter, weil er ein lieber, aber ein bisschen verrückter Freund von mir ist, und enthalte mich eines persönlichen Kommentars. Also: Er meint, alle Keane Fans sollen, um die vor Weihnachten so wichtigen Verkaufszahlen zu pushen, eine 2. Kopie von PS kaufen, damit das Album in den Charts wieder nach oben klettert und zusammen mit der Tour eine gute Chance hat, die Richtung wieder umzudrehen. Er meint,. dass sie besonders in den USA Schützenhilfe brauchen, damit sie Universal Music nicht fallen lässt und ordentlich was in die Werbung investiert, was derzeit nicht der Fall zu sein scheint. Auf Keane News in Forum wird derzeit heftig daüber abdiskutiert. Danke für die Aufmerksamkeit!

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 5:54pm, 12 Nov 2008

Nice pics and Tom you lokk so sexy and sweat when you soaked with sweat. Love you so much!!! Come back to Munich soon!

Posted by Anne at 5:50pm, 12 Nov 2008

Well, at least I know now which camera Richard uses to take the ray of lights! Thanks! Hey, and all this information without conversation, wow! This is a miracle! And Tom likes to be in his sweat chemise after all! But completely satisfied and trying to realise that this is all true. Wow, what a blow mind-thing! Busy,busy,busy, but it´s good when hard working, with love gives you the results, you even never look out for, expecting getting to you, I guess! Ok, I stop my nonsense talking, as I think too much! @Gudrun, bist Du die jenige mit dem lockigen Haar in der 1.Reihe links? Ich hoffe, daß dich die Spanier freundlich behandelt haben! Olé!

Posted by Johanna at 5:45pm, 12 Nov 2008

Ok...I'm back.Sorry i missed it. Who is driving this crazy train anyway??? Get some sleep!!!

Posted by caroline davis at 5:04pm, 12 Nov 2008

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!...YOU ALWAYS MAKE MY DAY.... n_n I ask you to visit Mexico,it's the only way I can enjoy one of your concerts...Please!!!!

Posted by Dani at 4:41pm, 12 Nov 2008

Beautiful pictures, jesse you are simply beautiful

Posted by nenamonstruo at 4:03pm, 12 Nov 2008

@Frankie, dear & all the others: There is another pic of us on this Madrid live blog, a shot into the crowd, and we are all there in first row on the left, I am sure you will recognize us immediately! Have a closer look!

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 4:00pm, 12 Nov 2008

i wish i was there:)...keep on with the awesome work!!!come to romania soon! love oana.

Posted by \"special friend\" at 3:48pm, 12 Nov 2008

Thank you very much guys for the reports, i guess i have never read so much english in less than an hour haha but i had fun reading all of this so once again thank you very much....also loving the pictures, really nice of you for posting them. Kisses from me hehe Brazil's waiting for our moment to come....hope it be soon

Posted by Hamireths at 3:33pm, 12 Nov 2008

Fantastic show you guys!! Thanks (a million times over) to Richard for standing outside to take pictures and sign autographs with practically everyone. It meant a lot. :) Hope to see you all again soon.

Posted by Alicia at 3:28pm, 12 Nov 2008

Hi guys!!, thank you for your performance yesterday in Madrid, it was fantastic. It was the first time I saw you in concert and I loved it. Thank you so much for your music. Besitos.

Posted by pilusanc at 2:55pm, 12 Nov 2008

Great blog to read! Thanks for keeping us up to date! I guess I have to throw socks on stage again, 'cause yellow socks...... just dreadful, Richard! ;-) LOL

Posted by Corina at 2:44pm, 12 Nov 2008

Your performance in La Riviera was such a beautiful gift to all fans in Madrid!!! thank you guys! Tom, GORGEOUS voice, as usual!! I also think you all did a great job with the songs you picked from the three albums..Next concert here will have to be in a bigger venue such as a big bullfight plaza, ok?? P.S. Special thanks to Kerry (UK Forum) and Mathew (Trinity Street Direct) for helping us in solving our logistics issue with the tickets we had purchased

Posted by Almudena (Madrid) at 2:41pm, 12 Nov 2008

@Gudrun&Co.....WOW! Mission accomplished then! The banner in the barn! The rose! I knew you could do it! x

Posted by sam (uk) at 2:40pm, 12 Nov 2008

OMG I want one of those t-shirts!!! XD

Posted by InRainbows at 2:16pm, 12 Nov 2008

@ To the batcavers in Madrid º_ º ...Y E S ! ! ! ! ! You DID IT , YES , YES , YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rosita at 2:01pm, 12 Nov 2008

hey! great pics! =D tom likes to relax xD

Posted by jessikeane at 1:43pm, 12 Nov 2008

My dear Batcavers! my dear friends wherever you may be! We are just home from Madrid via Munich, my head is spinning from fatigue and exhileration! WE DID IT! Everything we hoped for came true! Meeting one another for the first time in real life, having so much fun together! We made first row (yes, that is us on the Madrid blog in front of the tour busses!), we hoisted our banner, we waved the glowsticks, we threw the roses, Tim picked one up and put it on his keyboard, we threw the special gift from Frankie, we got autographs and lots of pictures, Jesse took our banner for the Barn, the gig was GREAT! What morer can you ask for? You should have all been there! Thank you for your moral support!! We´re gonna have a big meetup next time and show them Spanish tussis. Pics and report to follow soon! All my love ( also from my beloved "support act" Armin)! Gudrun Allemande First Violin

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 1:34pm, 12 Nov 2008

Hello Keane!!! Yestarday live blog was wonderful... Many thanks to KM !!!............@ Tom you're so nice and I love your pics!!!!......... God bless Keane !!!! :-))

Posted by CLEAME at 1:14pm, 12 Nov 2008

Soys los mejores! You're all the best, best in the world. Thanks for the amazing night yesterday, i will never ever forget in my whole entire Life! COME BACK SOON GUYS! Madrid is already missing you!

Posted by Tina at 12:53pm, 12 Nov 2008

WOW !!! Tolle Bilder, schön so dabei zu sein..... SUERTE ;)

Posted by Ivis at 12:19pm, 12 Nov 2008

Thank you for yesterdays live blog, I loved it !! And although it's raining in Holland ,when I see and hear Keane the sun is always shining ! I wish you all a great time in Portugal , good luck and have fun !!! Love from Ellen .

Posted by silverfox at 12:12pm, 12 Nov 2008

@ BETH AND COLIN, thanks for your great work on the blog. Many thanks really. I was not in Madrid yesterday but you can feel the good energy in the pics and your comments. Thanks Keane always. Kisses from ARgentina

Posted by Rosita at 11:57am, 12 Nov 2008

Very-very-very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Posted by FRL-KEANE-RUSSIA at 11:55am, 12 Nov 2008

OMG what a wonderful blog! I've lost a lot of things! on this site! (shame on me)

Posted by mkeane at 11:42am, 12 Nov 2008

OH!! Everything seems to be perfect to you guys! I'm really happy for you! I junst can't understand why Europe is so far from Brasil! :P I want so much to go in your concert! Please come back very soon! I'm waiting for you here! Kisses from Brasil! :)

Posted by jessicabr at 11:04am, 12 Nov 2008

I was yesterday in the show and it was, simply, fantastic!!

Posted by Corso at 9:52am, 12 Nov 2008

Yesterdays live blog was fantastic, thanks for that, I really loved it.

Posted by sam (uk) at 9:51am, 12 Nov 2008

YOU KICKED ASS YESTERDAY IN LA RIVIERA!!!! I´m danish but live in Madrid and I´ve seen you guys both in Copenhagen and London before and just keeps getting better. You actually had spanish people speaking/singing english heheheh. And THATS amazing! Take care and see you, well I'll see you;O), in London in 2009. Just so happy that you are finally back. BIG KISSES FROM LOUISE.

Posted by DanishinMadrid at 9:36am, 12 Nov 2008

Hello Keane, non mi aspettavo di trovare stamattina tutto questo materiale: siete scatenatissimi! Le foto sono tutte belle , sia dove vi vedete stanchi ma soddisfatti, sia quando mangiate quelle cose buone che avete mostrato! Anche i video sono carini e divertenti, vi trovo tutti bene, belli e molto attraenti! Con tutto il vostro il blog da leggere non ho potuto guardare la nuova mail che oggi mi ha inviato il signor Hugh, dovra' attendere qualche giorno! Non so da dove cominciare e dove finire con tutta la roba che avete messo, grazie!!! Me le riguardero' con maggiore attenzione nei prossimi giorni, vi mando tanti saluti, siete simpaticissimi e amabili, by Sabrina from Catania!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 9:30am, 12 Nov 2008

God! I love richard socks! Great job everyone... you are the best!

Posted by gina d at 7:34am, 12 Nov 2008

Lasagne, pizza e calzoni... complimenti per avere mangiato cibo italiano...sono tutte cose buonissime, specie la pizza... Le foto sono bellissime... Tom è sudatissimo, bellissimo e con quella camicia bordeaux è troppo sexy!!! Too sexy!!! I love you, Daniela dall'Italia!!!!

Posted by Danylovesyou at 7:19am, 12 Nov 2008

Great blog. Have enjoyed it so much. Thanks.

Posted by robes at 5:55am, 12 Nov 2008

amazing guys!!

Posted by dinha_britrock at 3:11am, 12 Nov 2008

cool blog!!! it seems all of you guys have a fantastic day!! damn work!!! waiting for another blog...I have lots of querries :D

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Posted by jacquematos at 2:46am, 12 Nov 2008

I like the video with the pics from the bus! It´s is so nice to se your backstage. We are travelling with you, what a nice tour, han? Brazil is waiting you! ;-)

Posted by rafaelacarla at 2:39am, 12 Nov 2008

Ehy.... los seguimos esperando en Mexico.... no saben de la que se nos estan alejando... esos desayunos y las comidas.... ahh¡¡ Porfavor.... impresionenos..... venga yaaaa¡¡¡¡ Un abrazo. Saludos.

Posted by ANA at 1:53am, 12 Nov 2008

Guys, You are all amazing!!! Very great pictures! Now "we have a great connection with you", like Tom said at O2 last year))) We want you very much to come to Russia! PLEASE!!!!!!!!! COME!!!!!!!!!! Ps Tim, your dinner is great. I like lazagna too))) Pps sorry for my english ;)

Posted by alexndr at 1:30am, 12 Nov 2008

OMG!! those are nice pics!!! you really look GOOD!!!! =D you are awesome guys!!! please come to mexicooO!!!! besos y abrazos desde mexico!!!!!

Posted by ana1308 at 1:13am, 12 Nov 2008

Lovely pictures! Comee to mexicooo...!!!

Posted by Rose Helen McChesney at 1:06am, 12 Nov 2008

Hello!!!...i will not be on your concert tonigt at Portugal :-( i´m from the north and i´ll beworking at 10p.m... but i hoppe that will everything gona be all rigth...good luck... i´ll be praying for you...and i´ll be whith ungry because i cant be there :-((((((( well...may be i´ll found you in the next year at london ;-))))) see you... kisses whith love... p.s. sorry about mu horrible inglish :-\

Posted by masoroba at 12:51am, 12 Nov 2008

Wonderful pictures!! Great blog!!! Keane rocks! =)

Posted by KeaneFan1 at 12:44am, 12 Nov 2008

Goodnight! I'm late back from work (as usual) and I love to read the entire LIVEBLOG! Nice to see what happens before and after the gig! Glad to hear that the gig was great. (as ever) Good luck and take your rest!!

Posted by *Jeanet* at 12:42am, 12 Nov 2008

What a fun blog! I enjoyed all of it; the vids, the pics, the questions. Keane are definately my favorite band.

Posted by keanefan516 at 12:40am, 12 Nov 2008

FELIZ CUMPLE RO! Recien veo que te saludaron por aca tambien :O que emocion lokita! (nati_k) besotes!

Posted by Natalia* at 12:10am, 12 Nov 2008

Hello guys i'm Rocío from Argentina Thank you by greet I spent a very nice day and I am greatly excited when I know that I greeted thanks for all this! I love lot ... never cease to shine

Posted by ro0o0 at 11:56pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hello guys i'm Rocío from Argentina Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Posted by ro0o0 at 11:54pm, 11 Nov 2008

A very good concert, i was here, it was great, i love u all, good luck! Veronica

Posted by vrok at 11:52pm, 11 Nov 2008

Bye, guys! The liveblog was a very nice experience for us, fans! I had so much fun... Lots of love from Brazil! Have a good night! Kisses!

Posted by Juliana (Brasil) at 11:47pm, 11 Nov 2008

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Posted by sasha at 11:40pm, 11 Nov 2008

I had a great time today!!! Thank you to all for a fab day all the way across the world!! PS- In the last picture post show, Richard looks as if he is saying, "Are you still here???"

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Posted by loli at 11:30pm, 11 Nov 2008

Yellow Socks definitely rock. Though Pink Converse are very close.

Posted by Oona at 11:30pm, 11 Nov 2008

Thanks so much KM.com for conducting such a great liveblog! I'm glad the lads enjoyed themselves!:) I hope we'll be doing this again soon! ~Dem

Posted by Wishes4Keane at 11:24pm, 11 Nov 2008

Those palmtrees are funny, it feels like summer. But wouldn't it be better to have a winter view like some icebergs and snow? Then you've got the impression of having cold hehe. Tell me if it works :-)

Posted by mariposa at 11:24pm, 11 Nov 2008

Thanks for the chance to get a peak of a whole day of touring of Keane, really amazing. Thanks guys, enjoy the pizza and beer, your deserved it! Cheers.

Posted by WouterNL at 11:18pm, 11 Nov 2008

I love Rich's yellow socks..hehe Can't wait to see you guys at the Union Chapel! Woop!

Posted by songbird at 11:16pm, 11 Nov 2008

As usual, I´m always too late! Sorry! So, thanks a lot everyone from the blog, I must say I´m also hungry.

Posted by Johanna at 11:13pm, 11 Nov 2008

Does somebody know, why Tim & Tom put the keyboard/synthie always in front of a mirror? On the "Strangers"-dvd as I remember was it, also?

Posted by Johanna at 11:06pm, 11 Nov 2008

### What can I say: thank you,thank you and thank you ! for this wonderful day really a gift.Have a nice and safe trip to Lisbon,I'm waiting anxiously perfect symmetry gig here in Brazil.God Bless Keane...my dear and sweet Tom,tk care,sleep tight and be blessed.Love,Rachel ###

Posted by RACHEL-RIO-BRAZIL at 11:04pm, 11 Nov 2008

woa genial ............me gustaria que vinieran de nuevo para Sur America y en especial Chile

Posted by falgar001 at 11:03pm, 11 Nov 2008

good photos will note that was incredible....Good work!!....I love keane

Posted by adriii at 11:01pm, 11 Nov 2008

Thanks everyone for this live blog, I loved it! xxx

Posted by Yvonne-Jonk at 11:01pm, 11 Nov 2008

It must have been a very hot and great show tonight waw!!! I'm impatient to see others pics from the show =P. I love the palm trees in La Riviera... strange Oo. But Fun Idea x)

Posted by xunknown7 at 10:55pm, 11 Nov 2008

First of all, Thanks, for this live-blog! @Frankie, so what should I say? Nothing in my way or I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away(besides Linkin´ Park) ämm, si claro, no or yes, if I´m the fire bird than you are the sword keeper, dude!

Posted by Johanna at 10:52pm, 11 Nov 2008

Well, I guess it must have just ended! It must have been great everyone. I would love to have been there. Please come to N. America! Lots and lots and lots and love from USA! -- Missy

Posted by Missy at 10:39pm, 11 Nov 2008

BEDSHAPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO SING THE CHORUS WITH HIMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by loli at 10:37pm, 11 Nov 2008

PERNAMBUCO-BRAZIL Congratualions for this perfect work today:pics, videos, comments..EVERYTHING! It made my day complete!! Black burning heart is one of my favourites!!!!

Posted by gabizita at 10:33pm, 11 Nov 2008

I will have square eyes by the end of the day from watching too much live blog! ** still I am not complaining!** It has been great. thanks for the hard work and effort involved! Much appreciated. x

Posted by charlotteh at 10:31pm, 11 Nov 2008

Look at the eye of Tom, It's so lovely ! ^^ Keane are the best thing ever !

Posted by valen at 10:31pm, 11 Nov 2008

Nice blog,Thank u so much guys!!......! I wish I was there =D

Posted by Katia at 10:31pm, 11 Nov 2008


Posted by RACHEL-RIO-BRAZIL at 10:30pm, 11 Nov 2008

If you are asking me what i think you are....i am...if you don't want to be friends i'll understand..just let me know....so i can get off this crazy train.

Posted by caroline davis at 10:28pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hi, plenty of stuff absolutely fantastic but I've had just a few minutes today to read a bit or to see some pics from the gang of hoodies and of rail trips !!!... I've also read a bit before dinner, and now I can finally read quietly and write how much we love KEANE... But, is there still any doubt about it ?... So, no need to tell anymore because firstly s*** for my broken english and, anyway, I lose my mind when it comes about them !!!... Big big thanks for this live blog and you know how much we adore these fantastic stuff, even if this makes me feel as it's sometimes very hard of getting old !... But it's great to be alive (so many things are unfair and some people don't have chance of getting old !)... The show must be awesome now as we see on the pics... Oh, MAGNIFICENT !!!... I love the palm trees and I had one in my garden but he died from a disease caused by a butterfly !)... It's really a wonderful evening, Thanks to all and lots of love from France !!!

Posted by Agnes(Fr-15/07/2007) at 10:27pm, 11 Nov 2008


Posted by loli at 10:25pm, 11 Nov 2008

HELOISA, ISA FROM BRASIL, SAO PAULO - Crystal Ball now! Great! I am here just to thank you , Keane staff for this lovely day with this interesting and great blog, with photos, comments and everything. Lots of love to you all! Specially for Beth, the Brave Woman, :.) Lots of love to my favourite band and keep doing a great performance today! Have a great night! XXXXXXXXXXX

Posted by isa at 10:19pm, 11 Nov 2008

This is sooo funny!:D

Posted by gabizita at 10:10pm, 11 Nov 2008

I don't know what you want from me.I can give you fanship...friendship...You don't need to be such a butt head.You tell me to go away...i go away...Why must this be so difficult.Im not trying to be ...What do you want me to do...comment? I don't want to give in lenght ....it sounds so lame.Today is Veterans Day...honoring our Vets....

Posted by caroline davis at 10:05pm, 11 Nov 2008


Posted by loli at 9:59pm, 11 Nov 2008

just like in colognneeeeeeee =) I LOVE U TOMMM!!! YOURE MY PLATONIC LOVE!!!

Posted by loli at 9:57pm, 11 Nov 2008

The Ñoñas's group must be dead at this time ! ÑOÑAS ÑOÑAS, 1 2 3 ... Hold On ! 1-2 -3 ... c'mon !! LOL well see you and thank you thank you thank you, i'm from Argentina by the way..

Posted by valen at 9:53pm, 11 Nov 2008

@ A keane fan,: Frankie requested for help. Here is the translation: Tiempo atrás decidí no postearme màs en estas pàginas, pero quiero pedirles a todos los fans de Keane que hagan algo muy muy importante. Como algunos de Uds. saben o no, este es un tiempo crìtico para Keane, y pienso que la banda necesita de nuestra urgente ayuda. Esta es la semana anterior al comienzo de –Ventas de Navidad- y básicamente para que Keane esté representada necesita un impulso. Les estoy pidiendo a todos los fans de Keane que compren una segunda copia del Album PERFECT SYMMETRY. Hay 4414 usuarios en este blog y si todos nos juntamos le daremos una ayuda a Keane, empujando al album a lo alto de los Charts y daremos la adecuada atención que se merecen. Si este movimiento de base fracasa, temo que, posiblemente no veremos a Keane por un largo rato. Tal vez, nos podamos unir y enviar un mensaje. Si quieres a Richard, Tom o incluso Tim ( si hay unas pocos), entonces podemos impulsarlos hacia arriba de nuevo y darles una buena oportunidad.

Posted by Rosita at 9:50pm, 11 Nov 2008

Wow, really cool to get a look behind the scenes! Thanks guys. Keep rocking Europe Keane!

Posted by WouterNL at 9:47pm, 11 Nov 2008

Very nice pic! I like palmtrees, especially with keane on the background:-):-)

Posted by Yvonne-Jonk at 9:46pm, 11 Nov 2008

Tim looks GREAT in Pink

Posted by WTolucaLaker at 9:44pm, 11 Nov 2008

**************************** ..................................... TOM,YOU ARE IN PERFECT SYMMETRY BETWEEN VOICE AND BEAUTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) ................. WE LOVE YOU !!!!! YOU ARE OUR MYTH !!!!!!! *************************** AN ENORMOUS KISS FROM A.B

Posted by A.B at 9:44pm, 11 Nov 2008

hi guys I´m Adriana... I have done this question and if the aswer might....for you who is happiness?

Posted by adriii at 9:39pm, 11 Nov 2008

beautiful guitar my gorgeous Tom.....in fact i would like so much to be there ! xxxx Rachel xxxx

Posted by RACHEL-RIO-BRAZIL at 9:29pm, 11 Nov 2008

*********************************** ............................. TOM,YOU ARE THE MAN OF OUR DREAMS ............. SHINE A LIGHT ON YOU,BECAUSE YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAR !!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU,SWEET TOMMY ....... **************************************************** FROM YOUR DEAR FRIENDS *A.B*

Posted by A.B at 9:23pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hi Guys! I want to know who thinks up the the cover/combos you've done (Dirrtylicious & Another One Bites The Dizzee)? They're fantastic!!!

Posted by WTolucaLaker at 9:14pm, 11 Nov 2008

I love to see Tim with guitar in hand and that playful look on his face! Also, I just saw a video of YHTMA in Germany, and I hope Tim dances like that in LA!!!

Posted by WTolucaLaker at 9:06pm, 11 Nov 2008

Wow I love Toms blue shiny guitar, v. nice

Posted by symetricalperfection at 9:04pm, 11 Nov 2008

Love this live blog - thanks to all involved in it, your efforts are very much appreciated :D

Posted by sueloveskeane at 9:01pm, 11 Nov 2008

*******************************....................................... ............ BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS !!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!! KEANE FOREVER !!!!!!!!!! THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) TOM IS LIKEABLE AND GENUINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) WE LOVE TOMMY !!!!!!!!!!! ................................................ ********************************************************************** *******************

Posted by A.B at 8:59pm, 11 Nov 2008

Lasagne! It looks delicious! There's no food like the spanish. it's amazing. I'm sure the croud will love you. I'm having a blast reading this liveblog. Thanks Beth and Colin! :) Love from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Posted by nathalia at 8:52pm, 11 Nov 2008

Keane: acabais de salir en los informativos de tve ! un GRAN reportaje !

Posted by Ines at 8:47pm, 11 Nov 2008

loving the live blog today!! best of luck!! (not that u need it) ;-)

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Posted by lenawan at 8:41pm, 11 Nov 2008

What do the French lyrics say, and what does Tim think of them? Are they conveying what he wished to say??? I can translate them into Pig Latin, if he feels the need for a change... XD

Posted by WTolucaLaker at 8:40pm, 11 Nov 2008

HELOISA, ISA FROM BRASIL, SAO PAULO - THANK YOU RICH FOR YOU KIND ANSWER ABOUT THE KEANE-HEADS! I am enjoying much following this blog and know step by step about my favourite band. Wow, what a crowd to watch Keane gig tonight, heeeeeeeeeee!!! I do hope you have a great performance! LOTS OF LOVE TO MY FAVOURITE BAND! xxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by isa at 8:32pm, 11 Nov 2008

oohh! mena! yes! :D she is fantastic! and she has got a DON! :D

Posted by Chuplina. at 8:26pm, 11 Nov 2008

Yeah ! I love so much the grey t-shirt ..I'm til here guys..kizzzzzzzzzz..Rachel xxx

Posted by RACHEL-RIO-BRAZIL at 8:21pm, 11 Nov 2008

I spy.......Batcavers!!

Posted by sam (uk) at 8:17pm, 11 Nov 2008

Gudrun!!!! yeah!!!! the flag of batcaver!!!! great to see it!!!!!

Posted by lenawan at 8:11pm, 11 Nov 2008

Those people in the front rows better get some good pics and videos to post on youtube for the rest of the world to see since we cant be there!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jessham at 8:11pm, 11 Nov 2008

woow, I want everything from the merch table. :P Thank you, Keane for having a live blog! I wish I was there with you. :*

Posted by applepie at 8:08pm, 11 Nov 2008

Ah! Love the Tshirts! I want one so bad... I guess I know what I am getting for Christmas! -_^. Love and hugs from USA! -- Missy

Posted by Missy at 8:01pm, 11 Nov 2008

Omg--awesome shirts! I want one!:D

Posted by Wishes4Keane at 8:01pm, 11 Nov 2008

Yeah! I have the bag and the shirt with DID YOU WANT TO BE AN ICON too. But the last one isn't that good. I washed it and all the pink colour was fading out (also pink water). I'm not pleased with that but I still like the bag. You should do something about the colour fading. :)

Posted by Hanne ( Netherlands) at 7:58pm, 11 Nov 2008

Sounds like it was awesome!!! Where is the video of this momentous "jamming"? LOL!! Thanks for coming back to anyway!!! I wish I could read the shirt on the far top right of the pic... anyone????

Posted by Mary Ann at 7:58pm, 11 Nov 2008

I'm glad to hear that it's all warm and cosy now:-) I don't like the cold eather. I love this live blog by the way! Love from holland

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Posted by mita at 7:54pm, 11 Nov 2008

wow Im loving that merch! I want it all

Posted by symetricalperfection at 7:54pm, 11 Nov 2008

OMG!!! If only I could buy some of that official merchandising! Great stuff!!!

Posted by Little Wings at 7:52pm, 11 Nov 2008

Finally, a new tour book. Looking forward to get that. Tell them to also produce a bag like the red one they had on this tour and was sadly sold out in Munich just minutes before I tried to get one... :-((

Posted by Intergirl at 7:51pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hello from France ^^ Thanks for this direct news from you in Barcelona all the day along. I find it very nice and the pics are beautiful *o* !! (well, maybe except the pic of the lasagne ... special xD ). I wish you and all the fans have a great time tonight =) (while I will watch "Desperate Housewives" on TV --). I 'm eager to be next week =P.!! KISSES

Posted by xunknown7 at 7:18pm, 11 Nov 2008

VIC! >>> Wishing YOU a fab time in Madrid also!!!! You ARE the BEST Mod!!!! Love ya, Anne!

Posted by anya at 7:15pm, 11 Nov 2008

I love the pictures! I'm in Valencia, 300 km from Madrid .. and I'm so nervous as if you were there! We are waiting for you in Valencia!

Posted by Ines at 7:11pm, 11 Nov 2008

Wish I could be there now, waiting to see the gig. x Yvonne

Posted by Yvonne-Jonk at 7:06pm, 11 Nov 2008

Ahh... I meant to say...> GUDRUN, MARTA, ELIZABETH & BECKA (SORRY, SAM! ,Though you Did get to see Keane earlier in September in London Area!!!!) >>> MAY YOU ALL HAVE THE BEST TIME AT THE KEANE GIG IN MADRID!!!! My thoughts are with you! Love to everyone, here! > Anne <

Posted by anya at 7:03pm, 11 Nov 2008

anne please my dear check your mail!!! i sent you all an sos... for the secret garden's links if you have some time right now.... I have!!!... love to you and hope you will read this!!!!! nath

Posted by lenawan at 6:53pm, 11 Nov 2008

Tom in the front piano to the mirror and Tom in the Internet is the very nice pics... All of the pictures are beautiful!!! .............. Thank you !!!.............. Have a great Night, Dear Tom :-) !!!! Many Kisses to you!!!..........................................

Posted by CLEAME at 6:52pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hey Guys,come back to Mexico,we miss ya all! and we want to meet Jesse,i think he is really cool! XD oh and yesterday,i made a Tom´s smoothie,idk if its as delicious as yours Tom,but i really enjoyed it with my family,haha,VIVA KEANE!

Posted by ady_chaplin_vampire at 6:52pm, 11 Nov 2008

lOl LOOVe this liveblog!! cant leave my pc x)

Posted by loli at 6:50pm, 11 Nov 2008

Aww, this liveblog is an absolutely amazing idea! It's really entertaining indeed, so thank you very much for keeping us updated! :) I saw you guys in Munich last Friday and you were so incredibly awesome! I already miss you loads! I really hope you'll have a blast tonight! xxx

Posted by Ilione at 6:49pm, 11 Nov 2008


Posted by anya at 6:41pm, 11 Nov 2008

i would like to know if tom doesnt like that fans take photos of him during the concerts? =)

Posted by loli at 6:41pm, 11 Nov 2008

empanadas!!! yummyyy =) love you guysss

Posted by loli at 6:39pm, 11 Nov 2008

I like Tim's hoodie a lot! =) xx

Posted by Marittepit at 6:38pm, 11 Nov 2008

Oh, I love lasagne! And Garfield loves it too... LOL! Kisses!

Posted by Juliana (Brasil) at 6:38pm, 11 Nov 2008


Posted by loli at 6:37pm, 11 Nov 2008

Wow I'm hungry now lol!

Posted by symetricalperfection at 6:32pm, 11 Nov 2008

Those aren't pies! Those are empanadas!!!! I'm hungry now!

Posted by Little Wings at 6:30pm, 11 Nov 2008


Posted by lucianabrazil at 6:29pm, 11 Nov 2008

I have just added these videos in my favorite of Youtube...

Posted by CLEAME at 6:27pm, 11 Nov 2008

bass challenge drove me insane... now with the answer it makes sense why it was so familiar!

Posted by anace at 6:25pm, 11 Nov 2008

just a little message for the great batcaver in Madrid tonight!!! hé don't forget to show them Gudrun's flag!!! and show ttr who we are!!! enjoy this gig for all of us who can't be there with the greatest keane's fan ever met!!! kisses to all of you !!! enjoy enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!! ps: Marta don't forget to do some flamenco's dance in my shop i am just waiting for you sweetie!!! your cherryblossom from belgium (too far from you!!!)

Posted by lenawan at 6:24pm, 11 Nov 2008

Jesse... what music is this? Is Spiralling?

Posted by CLEAME at 6:23pm, 11 Nov 2008

I'm sorry, I meant to write You guys are driving ME crazy. sorry. Ugh! Computers these days.

Posted by Babytom at 6:13pm, 11 Nov 2008

You guys are driving crazy. I'm over here waiting in Long Beach, California and you guys are having all the fun. I'm very happy though, for KEANE. I'm so proud of KEANE for having fun on tour with their new album. I hope KEANE keep it up and hope to see them soon. Love, Candy

Posted by Babytom at 6:11pm, 11 Nov 2008

Awwww!! Tom you are very nice ^^ I love you! ♥ pretty videos guys! tim's t-shirt it's de best! jajaja :)

Posted by Chuplina. at 6:09pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hi i just wanted to say, well done for the choosing the next single release (as i was expecting 'Better Than This') and for the artwork. Thanks and see you soon. P.S. I have sent you various messages on myspace but you haven't replied to me. Today is rememberance day so lets have a 2 minute silence (I know its not 11am but still). Best of luck guys, XXXJames DavisXXX

Posted by jimmiju at 6:09pm, 11 Nov 2008

................................Hello Keane !!!! Very good this questionnaire and much better the answers! Thank you very much for this blog it is everything very nice ! Love You guys ! :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by CLEAME at 6:05pm, 11 Nov 2008

As usual amazing pictures and great videos . Thank you so much !! My life is so much happier since the day I became a Keane fan. Tom ,Tim ,Richard and Jesse have a wonderful evening in Madrid !!!! Lots of love and many kisses from Ellen ,Holland .

Posted by silverfox at 6:04pm, 11 Nov 2008

I just want to say hi ! , To this guys !!!

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Posted by isa at 5:51pm, 11 Nov 2008

is that song another one bites the dizzee

Posted by daviniaalison at 5:49pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hello, this is Diane from Leipzig,Germany! The weather is very windy and too dark...Do your best in the show, like in Berlin last thursday;) My question: Did you like Barcelona yesterday? I were there in summer! So wonderful!!!

Posted by denia at 5:46pm, 11 Nov 2008

Hey guys!!!!!!!! I am thinking about the song from the beloved drums of San Ricky .....buy anyhow I came by to say hello to you four guys.... What else to tell you? Well, here in Argentina is a nice sunny day, with 26ºC....birds singing , flowers blooming...and I am in love with Tommy....no matter which season we are, cause what I feel towards you, is not going to change.... Thanks for everything, for making me smile, dancing.....and to scream at the top of my lungs your songs....my mum complains sometimes that I sing like a parrot, not like a girl jajja.... She also plays jokes saying that my Tommy has tasteless lips, because of being small......I told her you never tasted them....once I do it I will tell you .....I tell her.........she just do that to get angry me.....she loves kidding, because my mom knows I love you so much..... She is getting used to listen to you almost everyday........she is putting up with me, jajajaja Keep on going like that, sexy boys If I had money, I would go to Spain right now and bring you, Mr Chaplin along with me to my country (Argentina).......the rest is up to me Maybe enjoy the night together.......so far using my imagination, what else could I do? A million of kisses to you.......hot and handsome boys KEANE ROCKS MY WORLD AND TOMMY TURNS ME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your stay in Spain, cause I cant wait to see you here in my lovely country, quite soon bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::CECI::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Posted by tomasa at 5:38pm, 11 Nov 2008

Incredible shots of soundcheck! You're looking great, guys! Kisses! Bye!

Posted by Juliana (Brasil) at 5:36pm, 11 Nov 2008

wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! coooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING PICS!!!!! WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!

Posted by Dana_Argentina at 5:24pm, 11 Nov 2008

"it makes bad live photographs look a little better" Yeah, they need to look better..... ha ha ha Not even the armagedom could make this lovely guys look bad on a photograph !!! :D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by mariabella at 4:49pm, 11 Nov 2008

Have a nice day/evening guys,thanks a lot for this amazing blog during all day.Wishing for all a great show and a wonderful performance to my fav band..and my beloved Tom, you can bet my heart will be there with U, big kiss*...Keane fan 4 ever,Rachel from Rio de Janeiro-Brazil :)

Posted by RACHEL-RIO-BRAZIL at 4:45pm, 11 Nov 2008

I´m going to be there in a few minutes.......

Posted by kaphre at 4:44pm, 11 Nov 2008

wow i read the best blog ever i love live blog you should do them often and I can believe i have missed this i wanted to ask some questions and do richards Challange maybe next time but thanks you so much i have always wondered what happens in those ear pieces and i want a job like Beth see you soon keane xxx ILY xxx

Posted by [x..leanne..x] at 4:43pm, 11 Nov 2008

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