A Christmas note from Keane

24 Dec 2013
A Christmas note from Keane

Dear friends,

It has been a wonderful year for Keane. Starting with what was possibly our most enjoyable US tour ever - punctuated by some truly unforgettable days off, skiing in Lake Tahoe and getting a private tour of NASA in Houston - and ending with a great few weeks of playing songs from The Best Of Keane and seeing Lily take Somewhere Only We Know to number one for several weeks. In between there was an amazing tour of South America, some gorgeous festivals in Europe, and some great times in the studio. We even had a chance to record with our original guitarist and old friend Dominic, to finally play at the Tunbridge Wells Forum, and to bring it all back home by playing a tiny gig in dear old Battle….to name but a few magical moments.

As always, everything we have done has been supported and encouraged by our incredible, generous, tireless fans wherever we have been in the world. We never stop appreciating what you do for us - the things you say after gigs, the letters you hand us as we arrive in new countries, the way you sing with us when we're playing our hearts out, and occasionally laugh along with us when we screw up…! The way you take our music into your hearts and your lives is truly the best thing about being in this band. We feel incredibly lucky.

Merry Christmas to you all, and here's wishing you a brilliant 2014!

Lots of love,

Tim, Tom, Richard and Jesse

Comments (80)

You guys should do a Harlem Shake

Posted by lulu99 at 11:55am, 04 Jan 2014

But you are and still are my No.1 band. No other band's gonna beat you. So thank you, thank you so much for everything! Thank you! I LOVE YOU! I hope you'll have a nice and great new year, 'cause now it's 2014. Lots of Love from Sweden XOXO

Posted by josse.r@hotmail.com at 1:23pm, 02 Jan 2014

Even though my love to other bands appear, I still know you're my favourite band. I LOVE YOU! Everything you do makes me happy. It makes me happy to know that you're all having fun. I hope you've had a very great Merry Christmas. I hope you'll continue to have a good time & spending time with each other. I love to see when you're having fun, so I hope it's gonna be a great 2014. P.S. I've been listening to Stereophonics lately, 'cause I really like this band.

Posted by josse.r@hotmail.com at 1:19pm, 02 Jan 2014

Eeep!! Thank you four so very much!!!!! As I read this, I burst into tears at the last two sentences... I love you, Keane!! So much!!!! I can't thank you enough for everything you do! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Keane are my darling guardian angels and your music and your jokes and your love for your music and for the fans is possibly the thing that makes me happiest in life :) I LOVE YOU! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas & I wish you wonderful adventures-new & old in 2014!!!! xx

Posted by poppymay at 6:30pm, 01 Jan 2014

thank you for existing ::KEANE:: ♥ thanks for music I was first in line to see them wait a long time and it was worth that night was amazing I hope you come back soon you said "como estan peruanos" lol i love how they speak Spanish Peru loves you

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Posted by marco1keane at 2:46pm, 01 Jan 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014; Tim, Tom, Jesse and Rich!!!!! :D Thank you sooo much for a year filled with good music and joy!!!!! :D Big hugs from Peru!!!!! :D

Posted by MikeV90 at 1:41am, 01 Jan 2014

Happy belated Xmas guys, and a happy 2014 and good luck with all the babies.

Posted by indiegirl1980 at 6:26pm, 30 Dec 2013

Muchas Gracias, y para ustedes tambien. Desde la Argentina, Ernesto

Posted by toti3553 at 1:49am, 29 Dec 2013

Muchas gracias, desde la Argentina, Ernesto.

Posted by toti3553 at 1:47am, 29 Dec 2013

Thanks for all you have given us as singers and human beings. We love you so much. God bless you Tim, Tom, Rich and Jesse. Have an awesome year 2014!! =D

Posted by G-ly.:Peru:. at 10:59pm, 28 Dec 2013

I know that we have to be optimistic, but I'm devastated because the "hiatus" means "3 or so years". It's so much time!

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 5:34pm, 28 Dec 2013

I'll be forever grateful because your music has given me a lot of hope in difficult times. I wish you an incredible 2014!! with love from Argentina!

Posted by marisafabi at 4:05pm, 28 Dec 2013

Thank you dear Keane for your good wishes! I wish you a happy new year, you deserve it! I'm glad to know that you had a good year, I hope that 2014 be for you a beautiful and serene! A big hug to all the band and still lots of good wishes from Sabrina from Catania!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 2:08pm, 28 Dec 2013

Dear guys, thank you for your wonderful songs and magical moments that you make us live. Saw you in concert in Italy was an amazing experience that tied me in a special way to Strangeland. Thanks for the good wishes and a Happy New Year to you all !

Posted by samus at 11:03pm, 27 Dec 2013

Dear Tim,Tom,Richard and Jessie, thank you for your wonderful music!! I had some difficult times this year, because one of my best friends died . I cried a lot , but your beautiful songs really helped me. "Try again" is one of my favourites in such sad situations. In every free minute took my bicycle and your music - very loud- of course- and spent much time in the countryside- wonderful and helpful!!!But I had also much luck this year because I got two tickets for the Goya concert in Berlin. This was the best evening of the year, really! It was sooo amazing to be there, to be with you and see you from such a short distance. It was very special and wonderful. I bought the special edition of your "best o"f and have a few new favourite songs now: "Myth" ist very beautiful, also the " Russion famers song" . So many "new" songs will help me in the next time, when you take a rest. I wish you all the best for next year and much fun with your new babies::) Thank you sooo much!!!!

Posted by happygirl at 7:59pm, 27 Dec 2013

Thanks you, and thank you for not mentioning the "hiatus" , at least this time...

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 7:47pm, 27 Dec 2013

Well said, you guys! Speaking from the "fan side" of it, it is still incredible how much your music means to me. Almost every song and the words in it show me, that music can help you through difficult times, or helps you to remember many good moments in life. Getting the chance to experience all that live is something you will never forget and those memories are with you for a long, long time, and possibly forever. This year has been amazing for me, as I got the chance to be at Goya Berlin, to see you guys performing for cinema screens around the globe. That was a wonderful experience and I thought it could not get any better, as suddenly, Richard stood next to me. I had the chance to talk with him for a moment, and even got a wonderful picture. That moment will be unforgettable and certainly represents one of the greatest moments as a Keane fan. To make it short: I would like to thank you for your incredible songs, the million times they gave me goose bumps, the moments they helped me to cheer up and to get on with difficult situations in life. Thanks a lot for every amazing moment you gave me, if it comes from the songs of your albums, DVDs or live. You are an incredible band, my heroes, my inspiration and I hope to see you very soon again. Here’s to a great and successful 2014! Lots of love from Germany, Doro

Posted by Dorothee at 6:33pm, 27 Dec 2013

Hi Guys thanks, thanks for ever! are in my heart!!!

Posted by natalia1234 at 3:19pm, 27 Dec 2013

Hi Guys, thanks, thanks for ever! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Posted by natalia1234 at 2:49pm, 27 Dec 2013

THANK YOU GUYS. You put a lot of music in my life this year :)!!!!!!!! I wish you a successful and happy 2014.

Posted by adribacelar at 12:44pm, 27 Dec 2013

Thank you very much for this lovely note and this incredible year. I was lucky enough to be at TW Forum, thanks for this wonderful gig! Hope your Christmas was merry. All the best and lots of love from The Netherlands.

Posted by Marigold at 9:57am, 27 Dec 2013

Nothing would have been possible without this magic called 'LOVE ** peace; health; prosperity: happiness and full of LOVE ** that 2014 brings you much joy and success that there currently day in this new one year*** BIG KISSES **WITH MY LOVE a little french crying your absence * je vous adoreeeeeeeeeeeeeee happy new year 2014

Posted by choupette94 at 8:02pm, 26 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas and have great New Year beloved boys! Thank you very much for one more incredible year!

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 4:50pm, 26 Dec 2013

WAAAAAAAAAHH GUYS YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME CRY!!!!!!!!!! (lol not really but almost)Thank you so much for those kind words!!! Merry Christmas to the four of you!! :*

Posted by lulu99 at 2:46pm, 26 Dec 2013

Your music fills my life with hope and light and I wish you well in all you do. Be back soon ! Long live Keane !

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Posted by gabriela at 4:57am, 26 Dec 2013

Keane Merry Christmas! thanks for all you give us, for happiness, the good times of the tours, was released this year that they can be beautiful here in chile! ... I wish with all my heart to be very happy with us family, friends, us fans that we love ... and we will be waiting when they return, with the same passion and energy as always ...! keane thanks for being who they are ... I love you ....! greetings from chile

Posted by makitta at 2:20am, 26 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas Tim, Tom, Rich and Jesse !!! Kisses from The Salvador :)

Posted by Iveth at 11:42pm, 25 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas, guys!! Lots of love and good wishes for 2014 from CHILE to you, your families, and your team!! =)

Posted by Dra_House at 10:40pm, 25 Dec 2013

merry christmas, dear boys! thanks for everything you've done. i'll be miss you. be healthy and happy. yours sincerely, n.

Posted by noto at 7:26pm, 25 Dec 2013

Yeah.......you ain't a bad bunch !! We all LOVE ya !! Merry Christmas x

Posted by Sarah Cookson at 7:14pm, 25 Dec 2013

What a kind message! Merry Christmas! Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 3:27pm, 25 Dec 2013

YOU are the gift that keeps giving each and every day of the year...Thank you so much for what you bring into my life. ....An enchanted Christmas to all of you!.....Sherry W., Michigan, USA.

Posted by Sherry W. at 2:39pm, 25 Dec 2013

Best wishes to all in the Keane universe. Extra special best wishes to those who are ill or sad at this time of year. Finally, to the 4 wise men of Keane enjoy 2014!

Posted by TheWiseGeordie at 1:27pm, 25 Dec 2013

Dear Keane guys, Thanks for your Christmas wish and kind words. Tim once said in an interview (50 fans questions?) that he hoped to achieve moments of happiness for people who listen to Keane’s music. The words of the songs and the music give me many happy and sometimes emotional moments every day (with earphones in, if my dear husband finds it a bit too much Keane). So thanks for all the very happy moment your music gives me. Happy Christmas holidays to you all, Tim, Tom, Richard, Jesse and the people around you who help you make your music possible. I hope 2014 brings you everything you wish for and more : solo record and new baby for Tom, more of Mt. Desolation for Tim and Jesse, nice and quiet times for Richard and happiness in all respects with family and friends for you all. I hitch my star to yours. JoyceG from The Hague, Holland.

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Posted by flor_panetta at 1:04pm, 25 Dec 2013

Thank you for this nice note. Merry Christmas to you too and a happy and healthy 2014.

Posted by jado72 at 12:42pm, 25 Dec 2013

Dear Friends, Tom, Tim, Richard, Jesse. Huge thanks!! I have your incredibly lovely music in my heart, you are in my heart for always!! Merry Christmas to you all, to your families!! Amazing New Year!! God bless you!!

Posted by RAdka at 11:36am, 25 Dec 2013

And thank YOU for making such incredible music! You're my favorite band, and will always be! Thank you for all the nice songs, and amazing gigs. I hope to see you altogether playing live soon again. Meanwhile, enjoy this time off and I wish you all the best in your new projects. Lots of love from Argentina! Xxxx

Posted by Deb at 11:15am, 25 Dec 2013

Oh my, this has made my Christmas!

Posted by suered at 11:01am, 25 Dec 2013

I bet this will be the loveliest thing I will read today

Posted by tonilevans at 7:21am, 25 Dec 2013

gracias por tan buena musica, y no pierdan la humildad que siempre los ha caracterizado!

Posted by la turca at 4:24am, 25 Dec 2013

Thank you guys, Tom Tim Rich and Jesse, merry christmas to you and your families, thank for this fabolous year, I was so happy to see you in Buenos Aires and in Berlin, last month. Lots of love from Argentina!

Posted by amancay at 2:57am, 25 Dec 2013

we want to thank you too!! Merry Christmas to you!!!! love and hugs from Taiwan - Chi xxx

Posted by rainborn8228 at 1:10am, 25 Dec 2013

Oh! thank you guys for EVERYTHING!! , thanks for the concerts and surprises in this year :D. Tom, Tim, Richard and Jesse Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! I hope that the next year be magnific and wonderful in their projects :D and i hope you don't forget of fans in the world :D We love you boys! :D greetings from Mexico xxx

Posted by Monserrat at 12:25am, 25 Dec 2013

Dear Keane: Thank you so much for these words! You're so kind! It makes me cry! I have had the beautiful memory of the incredible Buenos Aires concert yet like It was yesterday! Thank you so much for that! You're an incredible band. I hope the break don't take so much time and you come back to Argentina very soon! Your music fill up my soul! Tim you're amazing! Thank you for writing such powerful songs! xoxo

Posted by sunshine_ceci at 12:23am, 25 Dec 2013

thank you so much guys! you are incredible, we will always love you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Greetings from CHILE.

Posted by keanixa (Chile) at 11:52pm, 24 Dec 2013

TTRJ, una Feliz Navidad y que el 2014 los podamos seguir teniendo juntos. "Strangeland" es el CD con mejor sonido. Tom está en su mejor momento como vocalista; Tim para mi gusto debe descubrir sonidos diferentes y componer con más amplias miras; Richard ja no se le puede pedir que perfeccione más el ritmo pero podria ser un Ringo Star, i Jesse que toque "Under Pressure" como Queen haciendo temblar les cuerdas de la guitarra. Para mi son la mejor banda de música con más respeto por la música. Y me encanta el Art Work que acompaña el diseño de Keane. El vídeo de Higuer Than Sun es precioso. Y a ti Tim qué decirte, que por favor me des tu Twiter para poder hablar. A todos un Fort Petó i un Feliç Any 2014. Free Catalonia. Barcelona. Marisa.

Posted by OXFORDD at 11:22pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thank you guys for being with me another year! I had to pass through some difficult times but your music was always there to help me. Also April the 11th was the best day of my entire life because I could finally see you here in Argentina :D I wish you all the best for this new year and for your lives! Never stop making music because it's so important to a lot of people like me. I love you so so much xx

Posted by Mariuss at 10:55pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thank you for everything you give us every day with your music, and for being so kind and generous with your fans. A very happy Christmas to you and your families. I hope to hear from you soon :) Love from Italy Laura

Posted by Laura 71 at 10:22pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry christmas Tim, Tom , Rich And Jesse. I really love you guys! Thank you for everything you do. Keane the best band. You really makes me cry with your songs. I LOVE YOU. I never forget 11th april at the Luna Park. Kisses from Argentina!!!

Posted by ValBedshaped at 10:10pm, 24 Dec 2013

A bit of the same for 2014 please Boys. Have a wicked Crimbo. xxxxxx

Posted by delly at 9:34pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thanks for taking the time to greet us on this special time. I hope to see you around so soon, have a happy Christmas eve and a wonderful 2014! Thanks for everything you mean in my life :) xx

Posted by pskeane at 9:12pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas KEANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 The Best Band ♥ :)

Posted by STEPHIE at 9:08pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thank you all so much for another incredible year. Hope you all have an amazing Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Love you all xxx

Posted by EM1977 at 9:04pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas Tim, Tom, Richard and Jesse! Very best wishes for the future xxxx

Posted by ecowitch at 8:59pm, 24 Dec 2013

Tim, Tom, Richard, Jesse, thank you for this heartfelt note. Thank you for coming to Royal Oak during the coldest time of year. Thank you for helping get "Live From Berlin" to a movie theatre in my area too. Thank you for connecting fans around the world because of your amazing music. And thank you for being some of the kindest musicians in the world. Love, Lindsay Warren in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Posted by petersl1 at 8:51pm, 24 Dec 2013

THANK YOU KEANE......for all your fabulous music. Hope you have a nice break. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.xxxxx

Posted by JenniferP at 8:25pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas and lots of love from Russia! thanks for the lovely post.)

Posted by pushistik at 8:16pm, 24 Dec 2013

Dearest Tim, Tom, Richard and Jesse! Thank you so much for your lovely message!! I feel the very lucky one, for having KEANE in my life, Tk you for existing, for being just as you are, for inspiring me everyday - feel so proud of being your fan! Am also very, very grateful for the amazing yr of magnificent music, gigs, so many magical and emotional moments - you made 2013 so very special and unforgettable! Wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and an incredible 2014, with much happiness and many dreams fulfilled! And do wish with all my heart that we "may go on and on" "Higher than the Sun" sharing many more magical moments with you Guys - "we'll always be together" ♥ Love you all XXXX

Posted by hlimpo at 8:04pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thank you for another year full of great memories! Seeing you play in NYC was defintely one of my favorite memories of this year. Your music means a lot to me!!! Merry Christmas from Paraguay! And please don't take a break for too long ;) cheers!

Posted by gabicanatAe at 7:58pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thanks you so much! I wish you all the best and the all happiness. We will be here to your return. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I love you! :)

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Posted by Maria laura at 7:38pm, 24 Dec 2013

Happy Holidays!! I hope you have a nice Christmas and wonderful New Year 2014. Kisses from Peru!! :D

Posted by M_Is@bel at 7:30pm, 24 Dec 2013

Thank you Keane for all the wonderful memories and music. You have made our lives better and happier because of your music and for being an honest, down to earth band. You deserve all the best!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for you too!!!! And for all the fans as well!!! We love you Keane ❤ ❤

Posted by crystaldoll at 7:29pm, 24 Dec 2013

We fans do feel incredibly lucky because we take your music into our hearts and our lives. Thank you guys for this amazing 2013 and all the best to you in 2014! We'll always be with you. Lots of love from Buenos Aires! ♥♥♥♥

Posted by sandra@arg at 7:27pm, 24 Dec 2013

My life without you would be mean less! Thanks for being always there!... Wish you all the best! And return as soon as possible.

Posted by helena1502 at 7:27pm, 24 Dec 2013

Have a wonderful christmas!! Thank you for your amazing music and make our lives so much better and happier!! You are the best guys and good luck in everything you do now and on. We all love you so much!!!!! :)

Posted by sariux at 7:25pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas from Paraguay!!!!!. I hope that you come back here someday.

Posted by beafer at 7:24pm, 24 Dec 2013

Dear Tim, Tom, Richard and Jesse, thank you for this lovely note for your fans. I am incredibly lucky too. I'm so proud of being a Keane fan! Words can not explain all the joy and experiences and happiness you brought into my life. Happy Christmas you all, I hope to hear :) and see you very soon. Lots of love. Simona.

Posted by sim163 at 7:24pm, 24 Dec 2013

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best for each of you in 2014... We'll always be here waiting for you to come back

Posted by BrielleGL at 7:23pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas from France Tim, Tom, Rich and Jesse !!! Kiss

Posted by crEvEtte9578 at 7:22pm, 24 Dec 2013

It's not like a job for us! Your music is the coat that warm our hearts :)

Posted by ValeN at 7:21pm, 24 Dec 2013

We fans are so lucky you have been there for us with great music and friendship. In good and bad times your music has inspired me in so many ways, I'll never forget the gigs, the little chats afterwards and thanks to you I have made friends all over the world. Priceless.

Posted by ingeborg at 7:21pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas guys! Please please please do a UK tour before you take a break xxx

Posted by Loonabob at 7:20pm, 24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas all of you!

Posted by Sarah24 at 7:17pm, 24 Dec 2013

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