Richard's US tour photoblog

02 Feb 2013

New York City, Saturday

Last photos of a memorable (if cold) US Tour. Thanks to everyone for coming to the shows, watching online, tweeting us (@keaneofficial) and being generally amazing fans. AND for checking out my pics. I'm glad you enjoy seeing what we have been up to.

Fredonia, NY

We went out to dinner with Record Producer Extraordinaire, Dave Fridmann (and friends) down in Fredonia. Was nice to see The Cool Little Music Shop is going from strength to strength. Was good seeing owner and all-round nice guy, Rick & his family.

The bar had table-hockey


sorry, I felt rubbish and didn't go out!

Next Stop: Portland, Maine

One of the finest Coffee Shops in North America, in my humble opinion:

New York:

I had no idea that the people who make my drum sticks also make salt and pepper grinders.

Radio City Music Hall looks even better from the stage! A truly amazing place to end our American adventures.


Burlington, VT, Tuesday

Last pics from Nashville:


Columbus, OH:

Royal Oak, MI

Buffalo, NY:

Tim hired a car so we could go to see Niagara Falls (from the American side).

Everything was covered in ice from the mist of water thrown up by the falls.

To prove we did go!

This is what it looks like in summer!

This is what we came here to see - the noise was incredible. Amazing place, even in freezing weather.


Nashville, Wednesday part 2


St Louis (stopover en route to Nashville):

This truck now travels with us, just for my daily cup.

Nashville (today):


Nashville, Wednesday part 1

a week to catch up on...



sorry - I didn't take any other pics!

Kansas City:

Abandoned fan art:


Houston, Wednesday part 3 - NASA

If you follow me on twitter (@richardkeane) or the band (@keaneofficial) you may have seen me getting very very excited about visiting @NASA here in Houston, Texas - The Johnson Space Center to be precise. As a kid who grew up watching shuttle launches on tv, I am a huge NASA (& science) nut, and this was an amazing treat.

I want to say a huge thanks to John Roderick (of The Long Winters, the Podcast 'Roderick on the Line' & more) for putting me in touch with a friend of his at NASA - John Paul, who hooked us up with the wonderful Andrew Knotts. Andrew took us around, and managed to get Astronauts Dr. Andrew J. Feustel and Captain Michael J. Foreman to accompany us for the tour. They were all incredibly generous with their precious time, with Dr. Feustel accompanying us round the whole 3+ hour tour. I cannot say a big enough thankyou to them all, and everyone at NASA who welcomed us like friends. I can't remember a day off on tour like it.

EDIT: I meant to say - if you are interested in a NASA introduction, I highly recommend the Discovery Channel series - The Nasa Missions: When we left Earth. You'll see a lot of it happened in the rooms we visited.

We went to Mission Control - the rooms that have been used since the 60s, and are still in use today - the International Space Station (ISS) communicates and is controlled from here 24 hours a day.

ISS Mission Control:

It was one of the staff's last day, so they had cake

Jesse and Dr. Feustel:

we weren't the first Brits to visit

There are amazing photos and artifacts wherever you turn:

And then we got to the famed Mission Control room that ran missions from the mid-60s into the 90s, including the moon landings. This is a National Historic Landmark, and we were amazed to be allowed to wander in and sit at the desks.

We went on to the NBL - a place with a ridiculously huge pool in which they submerge actual size equipment that the astronauts then use to practice their space-walks, using the water / weights so they are neutral bouyancy - the nearest they can get to weightless for long periods of time (up to 6 hours). Each spacewalk is practised until it has been done correctly 7 times - our astronaut guides had spent a lot of time in this place. The pool currently contains an entire ISS, albeit not in one piece. This is where we were joined by Captain Foreman, as if one Astronaut guide wasn't enough...

If I remember correctly, this photo was taken by Dr Feustel, so that's him reflected in the visor.

The third building we visited was the Shuttle and ISS training center, where an identical inside of the ISS is housed for training purposes, plus a training version of the Shuttle interior...

Dr. Feustel talks us through the layout of the ISS:

The Shuttle:

I think Jesse was asking where to plug his iphone in - come to think of it, I didn't spot the stereo.

This area is below the cockpit, and was where Dr. Feustel was sitting (with 2 others) for both of his Shuttle Launches. It was tiny, even without 3 seats and people in spacesuits.

The mirror was there to let the Astronauts see switches behind them in the restrictive spacesuits (when they wouldn't be able to turn their heads enough). Spot the big red "MASTER ALARM" button!


They also had various bits of hardware, prototypes and parts of future space vehicles, and a few mental robots...


That's about it. Again, thanks everyone for the hospitality - it was the most amazing day.



Houston, Wednesday part 2

San Diego, or the drive to it...

look out for Walt & Jesse...

The area we were in seemed to be the Bail Bonds District.

San Francisco

They spelled his name wrong:

I thought I had got some better shots of trams, but they were looking glorious. Sorry, this one is a terrible photo.



Houston, Wednesday

@Jacqnic - yep, that's very impressive - it is the Truckee River. Hard to believe you go from 7000ft and snowy mountains, to sunshine and San Francisco in about 3 hours. Glad you are enjoying the blog.

The snowboard is Beth's custom board - she had it made after UTIS came out, and I seem to remember we auctioned one off, or gave it away in a competition - so she has one of only 2 in the world!

A few pics from LA:


Los Angeles, Saturday


Boise, Wednesday

First photoblog in a while. Sorry about that, but here we go. I flew to Seattle a couple of days before the tour began and then drove down the coast to Portland (the long way). Took a few snaps along the way, plus a ton in Portland, some of which may be familiar from my previous blogs... I had a great time there, getting treated to a tour of Stumptown Coffee Roastery (thanks Matt) - these guys are great. I got to try a tasting ("cupping") of some of their coffees, and had one of the best Flat Whites of my life from their Barista training expert. Amazing. It was good to see that they are also committed to reducing the environmental impact of their roastery, with super hi-tech gas-saving equipment. Feels good to know that when you are drinking one of their fabulous coffees. Anyway, on with the show:

In-flight entertainment:

Seattle Coffee Works:

First proper breakfast of any USA tour is pancakes. I simply cannot resist...!

The drive down to Portland:


On the bridge on the way to Stumptown:

At Stumptown: this is a 90kg coffee roaster - does about $4000 worth each time - no pressure...! 

Coffees to taste:

I walked, it was raining...



Every bank should have a carved horse in the window.

The State Capitol:

It's early, but Dear Santa...

"A lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations" - sounds good.

You're in a big puddle of shit, Pamela, and you don't have the shoes for it.

There are these little binocular-looking things set up around town with old views of the street they are on - genius idea, and at child height. Hard to take a pic but you get the idea.

The landscape around Boise is incredibly beautiful.

Comments (141)

Hello Richard, I hope you're better now than the day of the show in Sao Paulo. I've been seeing your photos of the tour in the U.S. and the photo that pleased me most was the picture of the Renoir Hotel. A strange old building, near the corner of Keane's show. I was there at the hotel that week. I was on vacation but I could not watch the show. Fortunately I was able to go to St. Paul to see them. It was a wonderful show. I live in southern Brazil in a city that is a piece of land lost at sea. It is an amazing city has 40 beaches. When you see photos curiosity, called Florianópolis. Thank you for your attention. See you soon, maybe in Belgium in July.

Posted by angelbrazil at 8:50pm, 15 Apr 2013

Hi Richard!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos! My favorite pics are the NASA ones!

Posted by gisellita at 10:53pm, 16 Feb 2013

I thought that was you behind me in Rockerfeller Centre. You missed Atlas, and HOW could you have missed St Patricks? You where right there. Funny, we have the same shot. Oh, you also missed the blue tree down at the Hilton! LOL Sandi B

Posted by oscar1 at 2:15am, 13 Feb 2013

Regardless where the moment finds you...we look forward to your photos (blog)....so..thank you... Your Houston show was amazing . .and your show in Austin---WOW.... hope to see you soon....

Posted by Nina at 1:18am, 05 Feb 2013

Hi keaneeee! Today is my birthday!!!!!!!!!! I'm watching dvd strangeland, keane live!!!!♥♥ beautiful pictures!!thanks so much!! kisses from Buenos Aires Argentina!! I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUU RICHARD TOM JESSE TIM!!!!!!!

Posted by Melisa at 5:53pm, 04 Feb 2013

Ciao Richard, complimenti per queste ultime immagini dal vostro tour americano!!! Mi piace molto la foto della scultura in primo piano e il cinema come sfondo, io adoro andare al cinema, proprio questo Sabato sera ho visto il film Lincoln , ti consiglio di vederlo, è basato sugli ultimi anni di vita in cui il presidente con il tredicesimo emendamento riesce ad abolire la schiavitù. Molto carino anche il negozio di Caffè, io amo quello d'orzo perchè non contiene caffeina!!!Adorabile il gabbiano sulla neve! Bella la pista di ghiaccio, noi qui a Catania ne abbiamo una anche dentro un centro commerciale molto grande ed elegante chiamato I Portali e lì tutti i ragazzi si divertono a pattinare, alcuni a volte però fanno dei bei capitomboli! Hai ragione Rich, Radio City Music Hall è meravigliosa vista dal palco, sono contenta che anche stavolta hai scattato una foto dalla tua postazione!!! A proposito di musica io adesso devo scappare, mi aspettano gli alunni per la lezione di violino!!! Sabrina from Catania, Sicilia!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 9:36am, 04 Feb 2013

Great pictures, as always Richard! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Posted by Britstar at 7:18pm, 03 Feb 2013

I hope someone reads this, well I'm from Bolivia and will want to come to my country KEANE, please, we winged Peru, come BOLIVIA please oh and forgot something I could play the music of KEANE UNTITLED 1 because in Richard Hughes this song starts playing before Tim and Tom, live touch UNTITLED 1 please Cheers for Tim, Tom, Jesse and especially Richard is my favorite band Here I leave the link UNTITLED 1 sing it live Please: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7HS3myAruM

Posted by COUNTRYBOLIVIA at 5:01pm, 03 Feb 2013

Espero que alguién lea esto, bueno verán soy de Bolivia y quisiera que KEANE venga a mi país, por favor, estamos alado de Perú, vengan a BOLIVIA por favor, ah y algo que me olvidaba podrían tocar la música de KEANE UNTITLED 1 porque en esta canción Richard Hughes empieza a tocar antes que Tim y Tom, toquen UNTITLED 1 en vivo por favor Saludos para Tim, Tom, Jesse y en especial a Richard es mi favorito de la banda Aqui les dejo el enlace de UNTITLED 1 cantenla en vivo por favor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7HS3myAruM

Posted by COUNTRYBOLIVIA at 5:00pm, 03 Feb 2013

Wonderful pictures as always, thank you for sharing them with us. Looks like you've got some competiton on the drums from Jesse LOL. It'd be great to see some from your home town once you get home. Enjoy your rest - I'm sure you're ready for it!

Posted by Cojoe at 2:19pm, 03 Feb 2013

Hi Richard! these latest pictures are all so pretty, that deep in the text they contain (would not zeus? J'adore!) ** what I love about you is this mixture of images both anonymous or fesant part of the history of this country **** finally thanks to you I know where to go for a coffee when I go to new york I trust I'm sure he's good expensive RICHARD I thank you a thousand times for all these moments of sharing delicious full of ** Big Kisses FRANCE

Posted by choupette94 at 9:22am, 03 Feb 2013

ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Great pics, as always! I loved the people skating in the park! Thank you! The coffee shop looks nice, indeed! Lots of love and congratulations! Love you Keane! XXXX

Posted by Isa at 6:50am, 03 Feb 2013

Wau! You have so many comments I fear that mine did not ever get to read. Fabulous your photographs, you are the most. Thanks for being you and for showing all their "adventures". An eternal embrace ......

Posted by Naty2013 at 3:03am, 03 Feb 2013

Thanks very much for your photoblog Richard! Beautiful pictures. Enjoy your days off. Lots of love from The Netherlands.

Posted by Marigold at 2:19am, 03 Feb 2013

Rich, thanks for posting. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 2:02am, 03 Feb 2013

Once again, thanks for bringing us all along for the ride, Richard! Hope to see you back in Michigan someday.

Posted by kerfuffle at 1:45am, 03 Feb 2013

You don't have to thank us, Richard, we follow you with a big pleasure through your well-created blogs, that they making you feel almost like a part of a big family =). Great pictures, unless I don't really like massive cities like NY. I hope you to continue having fun from your stay in USA and, try termic clothes on you bcoz I can imagine the freezing weather from there. As always I said, thanks for playing such wonderful music. Petons des de Barcelona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Us estimo molt.

Posted by evabcn at 11:56pm, 02 Feb 2013

Fantastic photoblog, making full justice to the awesomeness of your US Tour. Such great and surprising photos, full of meaning and detail, thank you so much, Richard! Thank you all as well for doing all the efforts so that we could follow you from the distance, feel all the enthusiasm, the joy and magic which you spread all around you, with your music and your unique and lovely way! Huge congratulations. Have a good resting break, do hope that we may have you in Portugal this year again - miss you already. Lots of love and take care***

Posted by hlimpo at 11:51pm, 02 Feb 2013

"I had no idea that the people who make my drum sticks also make salt and pepper grinders." --> :O Me neither! huahuahuahua

Posted by pri_loves_keane at 11:12pm, 02 Feb 2013

Unforgettable tour EE.UU January 2013. Fotos excelentes de Richard ( la de las luces es estupenda; es para ponerla de salvapantallas), vídeos, live acoustic, frío de invierno, las cataratas del Niégara y Tim Rice pelado de frío; etc etc "Run with me"; "The Boys" ( = Beatles ) i "It's not true" ( =jazz); són tres canciones deliciosas. Strangeland is the best sound. Por los demás, tengo el piano un poco dejado. Hace dos días que no lo toco. Y tengo de practicar el Staccato, legato. Os dejo. Ojalá volvierais a Barcelona. Entonces sí que intentaria acercarme a Tim Rice. Con la barba de uno ó dos días estás muy bien. V.Morrison: "Someone like you" (Tim R.) Barcelona.

Posted by OXFORDD at 10:37pm, 02 Feb 2013

beautiful pictures!!! i love it :) los amoooooo kisses !

Posted by afri at 7:47am, 02 Feb 2013

I love your pictures, Richard. It was amazing for me to see you for the first time in concert and in my home state of Vermont too. I was in the third row at the Flynn show and you were all wonderful.

Posted by angelwz73 at 2:34pm, 01 Feb 2013


Posted by Nelly Chaplin at 3:41pm, 31 Jan 2013


Posted by Nelly Chaplin at 3:38pm, 31 Jan 2013

Richard, the photo of Tim with the NIagara Falls behind is soooo lovely!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! =)

Posted by anouk23 at 3:22pm, 31 Jan 2013

Hi richard!!! what I like about you is that on normal you know their views make all their emotions, all these landscapes are beautiful to each his Chill *** I love this photo (BUFFALO NY)) she inspires travel she ** me want to go far, you join and have a great time singing and dancing to all your songs, but I only have a dream!! Would you cede the songs of sirens as the one you photographed is very pretty! a big thank you to you for sharing this time with us through your cliches I know that tomorrow is your last concert I want it to be beautiful **** Before I leave I wanted to say I love BRUTUS (the little man))) LOTOF LOVE*** BIG KISSES from FRANCE

Posted by choupette94 at 4:19am, 31 Jan 2013

I just came home from a stressful day at work and enjoyed the new photos. The "Talking Loudly" poster in Atlanta struck a nerve with me....This sign needs to be blown up and posted all around the office....People need to use their "Quiet Voice" (arghhh)!!

Posted by karleu at 1:02am, 31 Jan 2013

I LOVED the 'Talking Loudly? Not Cool' sign. I think we should have them in this country for public transport and other places. I wish I could keep this and have it as my avatar on everything.

Posted by indiegirl1980 at 10:17pm, 30 Jan 2013

Con este gorrito de color verde, la bufanda, y esta barba de un ó dos días que para mí te sienta muy bien, pareces un muñeco de nieve. Tus composiciones me gustan, sobretodo Under The Iron Sea; Strangeland es un disco maduro musicalmente diria. Y ahora físicamente me gustas simplemente. Más ahora que hace 4 años. V.Morrison-pseudonimo-"someone like you" (TR). T'estima i aprecia. Barcelona.

Posted by OXFORDD at 9:10pm, 30 Jan 2013


Posted by leosj29 at 8:43pm, 30 Jan 2013

Amazing!! I LOVE YOU GUYS Thanks Richard!! COLOMBIA Espera por KEANE.! Kisses!

Posted by paliz at 7:09pm, 30 Jan 2013

Quien pudiera estar contigo Tim en las Cataratas del Niágara. Podría ser una canción: Un invierno en las Cataratas. Te sigue y admira, una aprendiz de piano. Pseudònimo: V.Morrison "Someone like you" ( Tim Rice ).

Posted by OXFORDD at 1:22pm, 30 Jan 2013

ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Wow, great new pics, I loved the one from Niagara Falls, there is a great movie with Mairlyn Monroe that takes place near the local; loved much the ones with Tim, Jesse and Tom. All the snow pics are also great and loved particularly the one about to have the voice down, loved, loved, because I do like quiet people ha ha! :.) Lots of love and thanks for sharing! XXX

Posted by Isa at 12:41pm, 30 Jan 2013

Thanks to you guys (going to your concert in Toronto some years ago) I also visited Niagara Falls, very impressive! Love from The Netherlands!

Posted by Marigold at 11:53am, 30 Jan 2013

Thanks, Richard, love the photos, really NASA were the lucky ones getting KEANE for a day.

Posted by alex999 at 11:15am, 30 Jan 2013

Wow, che magnifiche foto caro Richard! Per me è stata una fantastica sorpresa oggi aver trovato nuove immagini dal tuo interessante photoblog!!!Mi ha colpita molto la foto scattata dal palcoscenico con la batteria in evidenza, troppo originale!!! Mi è piaciuta poi l'immagine della scultura di quella donna con i capelli lunghi al vento, mi ha ricordato tanto i miei capelli che sono proprio così lunghi!!! Bellissimo anche quell'aereo supersonico con in primo piano il grattacielo!!!Ho apprezzato tantissimo anche la foto della facciata del Southern Theatre con quelle affascinanti colonne antiche, molto particolare !!!Carina pure la foto dei pupazzetti e la scultura dell'uomo e della donna è molto suggestiva!!!Meraviglioso il mappamondo!!! E poi mi fa tanto piacere che siete riusciti a vedere le mitiche cascata del Niagara, è bello sapere che vi siete anche svagati con questa gita! Chissà che freddo c'era però! Troppo tenero anche lo scoiattolino!!! E' divertente la foto dove Tim sta guidando, è un'immagine molto spontanea! Grazie di cuore Richard per i tuoi scatti, diventi sempre più bravo, complimenti!!! Sabrina da Catania, Sicily, Italy!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 11:00am, 30 Jan 2013

Thanks guys, great photos! I imagine that there is noise at niagara falls. You give me longing to travel!

Posted by crEvEtte9578 at 10:33am, 30 Jan 2013

where is tim??? jajajajajaj

Posted by ana adrogué at 3:28am, 30 Jan 2013

Nice pictures! You guys were at my hometown - Buffalo, NY! I wish you would have a concert here!! You have to come back to Niagara Falls in the summer and ride the Maid of the Mist.

Posted by LisamarieC at 2:23am, 30 Jan 2013

Rich, couldn't be better than opening the photoblog with Jesse on drums, this photo is really cool. Actually all of them are terrific. Thank you so much. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 2:18am, 30 Jan 2013

Absolutely amazing show in Columbus guys! I hope you come back really soon!

Posted by pehabala at 12:45am, 30 Jan 2013

Atlanta is beautiful and so cold too! I ♥ your pics, Rich :) Kisses and hugs from Brazil

Posted by pri_loves_keane at 10:46pm, 29 Jan 2013

I absolutely love your PhotoBlog, Richard. Your pics are so interesting...and I love seeing not only my own country, but the world...Thanks so much for sharing! You're a peach!!! ....Sherry W., Michigan, USA. @sambawoman

Posted by Sherry W. at 10:12pm, 29 Jan 2013

This first picture looks like a sun or a conjunction of stars I love it, that truck is traveling with you, you invite me a cup of coffee please? you have a lot, I really like your pictures at night, well I love all your pictures especially that of NASA things !! thanks for sharing love your photo blog and I thank you that you never forget us xoxoxoxoxo from México !!

Posted by rose chaplin at 8:17pm, 27 Jan 2013

beautiful pictures Richard!! :D

Posted by keanixa (Chile) at 3:12pm, 27 Jan 2013

Hello Richard ! I am completly fascinated by this 1st pic in Minneapolis...it seems like stars in the universe. I also adore the one with the cat sleeping. And the landscapes of saturday near Los Angeles....WOW ! I wish you a good #Caturday Mr R :)

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Posted by Nelly Chaplin at 4:37pm, 24 Jan 2013

Ciao Richard, sono felice di aver trovato oggi nuove immagini dal tuo photoblog, come sempre mi fai viaggiare con la fantasia:guardando queste foto per un attimo mi sembra di trovarmi realmente proprio in questi posti Americani! Sono veramente delle immagini molto suggestive e alcune anche insolite ed originali! Mi è piaciuta un mondo la foto del micione sdraiato in mezzo credo a dei vinili , poi l'immagine degli uccelli sopra le staccionate , mi ricordano tanto i falchi che vedo io durante il viaggio per andare a scuola!!! Molto carina anche l'immagine del murales con il violino! E poi mi sono divertita a guardare la foto dove ci sei tu con l'espressione tutta sorpresa , troppo simpatica !!! Grazie di cuore Rich , il tuo photoblog è bellissimo!!! Un salutone da Sabrina da Catania, ciao!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 2:51pm, 24 Jan 2013

Amazing pics, thanks Rich!!!

Posted by Ali* at 2:49pm, 24 Jan 2013

Awww! The Cat ♥

Posted by pri_loves_keane at 6:25am, 24 Jan 2013

HI RICHARD ! you're right, why bother with a coffee maker so that "we can have a truck you're about to have a cup of ready always ***** lol** I view (st Louis) that among all its stars were some still empty now your name can be registered on one of them it would geniale!! ** a big thank you for the photos that make us travel and share their emotions with your *** I like enormously first picture with the snow falling it looks like a rain of stars it is wonderful and that of the angel (statue) I find him a romantic * I wish you many beautiful moments to live with your fans**LOT OF LOVE **BIG KISSES from France

Posted by choupette94 at 5:06am, 24 Jan 2013

Son geniales estas Fotos!!.... muchas gracias por compartirlas !!! amo a Jesse !!! XXXXX

Posted by krmen at 2:27am, 24 Jan 2013

How do I discover where my tickets are for Detroit????

Posted by Liberanos5 at 2:05am, 24 Jan 2013

Rich, thanks for posting such amazing photos. All shots are fantastic. It's really hard to pick one. Nighty-night, beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 1:48am, 24 Jan 2013

What the hell! There's one "Giralda" in Kansas City! O_o

Posted by LifeParadox at 1:04am, 24 Jan 2013

Great pics, Richard. So much fun to see my country through your eyes....Thanks!...Sherry W., Michigan, USA...@sambawoman.

Posted by Sherry W. at 10:36pm, 23 Jan 2013

Delighted to see the return of your photoblog! I enjoyed all the pics, especially the ones at NASA. What an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by karleu at 5:59pm, 20 Jan 2013

ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Thanks for sharing the pics, great! Lots of love! XXXX

Posted by Isa at 7:17am, 19 Jan 2013

Thx Richard you are amazing.xxxx

Posted by daviniaalison at 5:20pm, 18 Jan 2013

Hi Richard i havent seen you to talk to since before and after Usher Hall gig, which was an awesome gig thanx so much. Thanx for all these amazing pics especially from Nasa and the beautiful views youve photograghed whilst on the U.S Winter Tour. Love to you, Tim, Tom, Jesse and special love+hugs 2 Colin XXXXX.

Posted by Babs2009 at 4:40pm, 18 Jan 2013

Great pics guys..I take it Tom was the 1 behind the camera at NASA as Im sure he was there with you all.xxxx

Posted by EM1977 at 10:19am, 18 Jan 2013

Did you mean metal robots?! I supposed they are also pretty mentally advanced, seeing as they are from NASA. ;) Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your NASA adventure, it's really exciting! I never had the chance to go when I lived in TX, though I did research for NASA and they paid for 3 years of my PhD training. I remember getting postcards from them stating their next mission was to put men on Mars, so cool. You're very lucky!! Thanks again for the great shows in Portland and San Fran!

Posted by Nico at 12:32am, 18 Jan 2013

Pity Tom missed out on such an amazing experience of NASA, I'm sure he'll live to regret it!

Posted by suered at 8:15pm, 17 Jan 2013

What is it with rock stars and space? Brian Cox and Brian May are into it too.

Posted by indiegirl1980 at 6:26pm, 17 Jan 2013

....... NASA!!! You are very very VERY lucky :) hope you enjoyed it, that must of been a day to remember! After this visit you may even get astronauts playing keane songs in space! That would be cool! ;)

Posted by ecowitch at 5:59pm, 17 Jan 2013

Greetings, continue to enjoy this great tour! remember the joys are now, in every moment we live. KEANE Thanks for sharing your experience of visiting NASA. Hugs from Ecuador :) Note: Sorry for my bad English Saludos, Sigan disfrutando de esta genial gira!!! recuerden que las alegrias son ahora, en cada momento que vivimos. Gracias KEANE por compartir su experiencia de visitar la NASA. Abrazos desde Ecuador :)

Posted by zamnes at 5:30pm, 17 Jan 2013

Hi Richard!! yet wonderful pictures, a place that makes us dream a little (towards the star is geniale!)) I'm sure for this delightful tour you had to find your soul child ** you not only give us much through your songs but you give us more of your travel dreams with * ca is sharing with his fans! a big thank you my adorable friend only regret TOMY why not on any pictures while I know he was with you** B bigKkisses from France

Posted by choupette94 at 5:17pm, 17 Jan 2013

Amazing photos Richard, thanks so much. You're all very lucky, but I suppose you know that. Keep the pics coming, love Kathleen in Kent, xxx

Posted by Kathleen at 4:20pm, 17 Jan 2013

WOW! You guys are soooo lucky going to NASA and being shown around by the two astronauts. Even in your amazing life as Keane this is pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by moira196 at 2:14pm, 17 Jan 2013

Amazing pictures, Richard! Visiting NASA must have been such a memorable experience! Every now and then I like to take a look at the ISS livestream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream), incredible views! Jesse-looking-scared picture is so funny, did he push the major NASA red button or something like that? Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the tour! Lots of love, Aline Shinzato The Frog Prince Squad - Brazil

Posted by Aline Shinzato at 1:14pm, 17 Jan 2013

Ciao Richard, quante belle foto oggi nel tuo photoblog, che bello!!! Grazie di cuore per aver condiviso con noi la tua visita alla Nasa, è stato davvero interessante ed entusiasmante ammirare tutte le varie apparecchiature spaziali, penso che per voi che eravate lì di presenza dev'essere stato ancora più emozionante e poi siete anche entrati dentro lo shuttle, chissà che sensazione avete provato !!! Poi sono molto originali e fantasiose anche le immagini di San Diego, San Francisco e Los Angeles, sono dei luoghi, secondo me, molto suggestivi ed anche allegri , mi sono piaciute tutte le foto!!! Mi ha colpito moltissimo la foto del negozio di musica, carini quei violini esposti, mi ricorda tanto il negozietto che c'è vicino alla scuola dove lavoro e dove i miei alunni vanno a comprare i libri e gli accessori di musica!!! E' stato un piacere seguire il tuo photoblog, per me così è stato come viaggiare con voi, con le tue foto Richard, riesci a coinvolgere tutti i fans, bravissimo!!! Un abbraccio a tutta la band da Sabrina from Catania, Sicilia!!!

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Posted by carlaricque at 6:20am, 17 Jan 2013

Wow! I can't believe you went to Boise! ¿Did you have some potatoes? I was there last summer, so we drove 5 hours to see you at Salt Lake City and it was the best concert ever plus we even got our album signed! You guys are the best! Thanks for keeping up with the blog Richard, I love reading it, you should also blog from your home town!

Posted by carlaricque at 6:17am, 17 Jan 2013

Wow! I can't believe you went to Boise! ¿Did you have some potatoes? I was there last summer, so we drove 5 hours to see you at Salt Lake City and it was the best concert ever plus we even got our album signed! You guys are the best! Thanks for keeping up with the blog Richard, I love reading it, you should also blog from your home town!

Posted by carlaricque at 6:16am, 17 Jan 2013

Wow! I can't believe you went to Boise! ¿Did you have some potatoes? I was there last summer, so we drove 5 hours to see you at Salt Lake City and it was the best concert ever plus we even got our album signed! You guys are the best! Thanks for keeping up with the blog Richard, I love reading it, you should also blog from your home town!

Posted by carlaricque at 6:15am, 17 Jan 2013

Rich, what a day off! I guess Tim will probably write a song called "The space walker or drifter." I loved your photos from NASA, thanks for sharing this amazing experience. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 3:39am, 17 Jan 2013

Thanks Richard for those amazing pictures of your tour at NASA!

Posted by cofirst at 1:20am, 17 Jan 2013

_____Hay muy buenas fotografías.

Posted by pilarjacqueline at 12:53am, 17 Jan 2013

Great NASA photos!! You look like children with new toys... xD HUGE HUGS FROM CHILE =)

Posted by Dra_House at 11:47pm, 16 Jan 2013

Travelling and learning !! Fly to me. Tim, en este viaje compones ? En la clase de piano la profesora me ha remendado que puedo traer alguna canción para tocar de manera simple supongo. Con tu permiso, me parece que le llevaré Allemande. Piano y voz. Con aprecio i admiración, Marisa. Barcelona.

Posted by OXFORDD at 11:09pm, 16 Jan 2013

Beautiful pics, esplecially those with snow ! Thanks Richard to share it with us

Posted by samus at 11:06pm, 16 Jan 2013

Oh God!!! That is NASA!!!!! Awesome photos!!!!!!Thanks Richrad!!!!!!! Kisses and hugs from Braziiill

Posted by pri_loves_keane at 11:05pm, 16 Jan 2013

Great pictures, fantastic quality! The images are very good, congratulations Richard, and thank you for sharing them! The NASA ones are so nice, specially the ones with equipment under water, the colors are amazing! Thanks one more time, we miss Keane in Brazil

Posted by Juliana Scaffa at 10:51pm, 16 Jan 2013

Richard, it's great to see all these precious photos! So happy for you have visited Nasa! This visit was a unique moment for you all. Everything in Nasa is very interesting and especially the huge pool which makes the simulation of space for astronauts! Thanks, his photobloges are always awesome! Have a great time in US!!

Posted by aelen at 10:40pm, 16 Jan 2013

Wonderful pictures from NASA, thank you for sharing them with us. Nice to see some pictures of Beth (we met her in Madrid) - I'm a highly experienced PA still looking for another job and I still stand by what I said then, that if she ever gets fed up of working for you, or needs an assistant, I'm available. I live in hope! Take care and enjoy the rest of your US tour.

Posted by Cojoe at 10:31pm, 16 Jan 2013

This is Ground Control to Major Tim (first thing that came to mind w/ this photo http://cdn.umg3.net/keanem/data/image/DSC_7039.jpg) Great photos, Richard! The NASA tour looks so interesting. The robots are going to give me nightmares, though.

Posted by CATURDAY at 10:28pm, 16 Jan 2013

Wow, lucky Keane to go to NASA! Don't touch that button Jesse!

Posted by nicknacknoo at 10:14pm, 16 Jan 2013

Looking at your pictures is like a breath of fresh air when you struggle to study Dutch. Thanks for that! Hope to see you soon in Belgium, last gig was absolutely fantastic! Have fun travelling the world! xx Bisous de Belgique!

Posted by Justine* at 9:57pm, 15 Jan 2013

beautiful beautiful pictures! I wish that you have a nice trip, Rich :D

Posted by keanixa (Chile) at 9:03pm, 15 Jan 2013

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest...you have made me homesick, coffee, rain, doesnt get any better! I cannot wait to see KEANE in Dallas on Friday 1/18!!!!

Posted by staceyanne81 at 8:46pm, 15 Jan 2013

Gracias por siempre regalarnos un poquito de las giras de KΞΛNΞ a todos.

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Posted by Alekeane at 1:08am, 15 Jan 2013

Amazing pics!!! Makes me glad i live here:) Cant wait to see you in Atlanta in 10 DAYS!!!! -from Charleston, SC. -P.S. that snowboard is EPIC!!!!!!!!

Posted by Birdbreth at 10:11pm, 14 Jan 2013

amazing pics rich!! like always :) xoxo

Posted by STEPHIE at 10:01pm, 14 Jan 2013

Great pics Rich! Please let me know when you release your book of pics.

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 7:36pm, 14 Jan 2013

It's lovely to see so wonderful pics !!! Thanks for sharing them with us, so beautiful landscapes are difficult to find. I hope you can take a photo from a deer or maybe a wolf, haha... I wish I was there.... Enjoy from your stay on USA and take care, Big kisses from Barcelona!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by evabcn at 7:08pm, 14 Jan 2013

Ciao Richard, mi piacciono un mondo queste nuove foto con i paesaggi innevati, sembra di stare dentro una fiaba, meravigliosi davvero! Un abbraccio da Sabrina, adesso devo prendere il pullman per andare a scuola, è piuttosto lontana, e gli alunni mi aspettano per la lezione di violino! Sabrina from Sicily!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 9:16am, 14 Jan 2013

Once upon a time you freely gave… Sentiments which made their way…. Across divisions… country and state lines… Interpreted they seemed to state…. what I needed to hear most… To this day they resonate…echo within the chambers of my heart…

Posted by Nina at 2:29am, 14 Jan 2013

Amazing!!.. Thanks Richard! It´s just Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful,Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Kisses from COLOMBIA

Posted by paliz at 10:25pm, 13 Jan 2013

Beautiful pictures Richard ! Thank you ! Florence (France)

Posted by crEvEtte9578 at 7:27pm, 13 Jan 2013

Hi Richard! Always happy to see you again ** What extraordinary landscapes! GOD I'd be with you What beautiful memories you bring this marvelous tour ** I'm sure your shows are also rich in Emotions Thank you for all the trips you make us share you are ADORABLE!*** I 'm Big Kisses

Posted by choupette94 at 7:13pm, 13 Jan 2013

Still amazed for the show at The Pantages last night, It was brilliant!! I enjoyed every minute in the show. We have learned to love you more and more, COME BACK SOON KEANE!!!... The best wishes to you for the rest of the tour. Take care and all the good energy and good health you may need ...from me to you... -eve-

Posted by -eve- at 6:56pm, 13 Jan 2013

Thank you Rich, amazing

Posted by marthis at 6:52pm, 13 Jan 2013

Thank you so much for upload this lovely pics, Rich! You've teached me so much about the world :)

Posted by ValeN at 5:59pm, 13 Jan 2013

Best snowboard ever! Keep the pics coming please, always good to see how you're getting on through some great photos.

Posted by OJH at 5:24pm, 13 Jan 2013

Under the Iron Sea Artwork ' Snowboard. Are Jesse 's feet ? Richard, where are the guys ? Des de Barcelona, un fort petó i una abraçada. Marisa.

Posted by OXFORDD at 2:54pm, 13 Jan 2013

Great pictures! I loved the mountains and the nature pics ♥ XOXO

Posted by pri_loves_keane at 9:19am, 13 Jan 2013

Hi Richard! Thanks for the photos of our awesome country! If you don't mind me asking, where was all the snow? I think I recognized the "Flying J" from over the grapevine on the 5 (I-5 to non-Southern Californians) but the little river looked like the Truckee River in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains between California and Nevada! Just curious since I have many sentimental attachments to places up and down the awesome state that is California! Thanks!

Posted by Jacqnic at 9:10am, 13 Jan 2013

Snowed under...even in California! Thanks Richard for all the beautiful pictures!

Posted by Marigold at 3:29am, 13 Jan 2013

Rich, I thought your snow pics really hot. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 2:58am, 13 Jan 2013

Lots of great snow pics! Love the timber!....Thanks so much for sharing, Richard, and letting us see the country, too....I'm hoping it stays away from Michigan on the 27th. We have to drive completely across the state to see you, and I'd rather have dry roads....One way or another, we'll be there!...Sherry W., Michigan, USA. @sambawoman

Posted by Sherry W. at 2:37am, 13 Jan 2013

Hey Johanna, Pamela is a character in a film - iPamela Landy. It is a line from one of the films in the 'Bourne Trilogy' - The Bourne Supremecy I think. They are excellent films - you should check them out if you haven't aleady seen them.

Posted by cherylw206 at 1:11pm, 12 Jan 2013

It's nice to see your photoblogs again, thanks Richard for sharing such wonderful photos with all of us. I hope you've been spending a great time in USA. Best regards from Bcn.

Posted by evabcn at 9:43pm, 11 Jan 2013

♥ Hola Richard muy lindas fotos me gustaron mucho ya que andan en america regresen a Mexico por favor :) los amamos Keane son los mejores .

Posted by angelicattrj at 12:43am, 11 Jan 2013

Yeah, photoblog is back! Noisy question: ¿who is Pamela?

Posted by Johanna at 9:57pm, 10 Jan 2013

Hola, Richard. Cómo están todos ? Estranyaba noticias suyas. Gracias como siempre por tus fotos. Hace frío por EE.UU, no ? Cómo andan los ánimos ? Me gustaría saber de Tim. Tim'The Best 2012 parecía muy predispuesto a viajar y hacer turismo. Quizá es un llanero solitario ? Richard, envianos fotos por favor de nuestro flyer compositor, y qué está haciendo por territorios estadounidenses. Marisa. Barcelona.

Posted by OXFORDD at 7:42pm, 10 Jan 2013

Great pics Rich. I love your Photoblog :)

Posted by Iveth at 6:12pm, 10 Jan 2013

hi Richard! I am very happy to see you again for your photoblogs, I do not have enough words to express the beauty of some of the photos especially their wealth Emotions ** this first trip is GORGEOUS, I saw on FB how your show was Genial! Believe me I would love to be with you but unfortunately I will share this tour USA a crossing your beautiful photos::::: a VERY BIG thank you to you ** I hope one day if fate allows it to have the joy of sharing a coffee with ( you) VERY BIG KISSES from FRANCE

Posted by choupette94 at 6:12pm, 10 Jan 2013

Great blog

Posted by guitar_keane at 5:45pm, 10 Jan 2013

Loads of thanks and congratulations Richard, for the gorgeous photoblog, missed it already! So very special and meaningful photos, showing your great sensitivity and sense of humour! And it allows us to kind of "travel virtually" with you guys, through this amazing Tour - loved the Lincoln monument and the speech, Boise's landscape...and the cute animal on the tablet's desktop too, lool! Stay well and safe, take care all of you! Lots of love from Portugal ****

Posted by hlimpo at 4:45pm, 10 Jan 2013

Yeah, "on the road"!! Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful and informative pictures, Richard :) Safe travels to you guys! See you soon in New York :)) Love from Paris, Aurélie

Posted by lili87 at 4:26pm, 10 Jan 2013

Thank you richard for your photos and comments ! You allow us to travel and to follow you in your tour ! For pancakes, you must come in Brittany in France. They are delicious with chocolate or caramel with salted butter ! Lots of love from France. Florence

Posted by crEvEtte9578 at 2:13pm, 10 Jan 2013

Love the 'binocular things'. I spend ages comparing 'old' and 'new' photos!

Posted by ahhceo at 11:36am, 10 Jan 2013

A tour is not a proper tour without Rich's photoblog. ;-) Hey, who is reading Steinbeck's Cannery Row?? Is it you, Rich? It's on my "wish reading list" since Tim recommended it. All the best to all of you from The Frog Prince Squad, we in South America and particularly Brazil are waiting for you in April \o/

Posted by Beth at 11:02am, 10 Jan 2013

Ciao Richard, sono contentissima di aver trovato oggi un tuo nuovo photoblog, che sorpresa carina, grazie!!! Le tue foto sono tutte spettacolari , mi hanno colpita soprattutto quella del tavolino col disegno in ceramica e la tazzina di caffè, quella dove si vedono i negozietti di Portland , Boise innevata e quella della scultura del cavallo, molto originale davvero!!! Un salutone da Sabrina from Catania, Sicily!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 10:49am, 10 Jan 2013

Rich, beautiful photos, you invite us to know the world through your blog. Thanks, beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 10:21am, 10 Jan 2013

Beautiful pictures, Rich! I envy your traveling life a bit, even though I'm happy at home in rainy Belgium :-) You see the world and at the same time you guys make people happy during your amazing gigs... Enjoy your trip overthere and realize that you and the other guys mean a lot to many people. Lots of love from Belgium!! Xxx

Posted by ilke at 9:58am, 10 Jan 2013

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing, Rich! Sooo stoked for your concert in L.A. :)

Posted by BobKat at 4:10am, 10 Jan 2013

Love your photo blog as always, Richard...Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos with us!! my heart is in US with you all. though I'm in Taiwan...(lol) Love from Taiwan-Chi xx

Posted by rainborn8228 at 3:56am, 10 Jan 2013

Thank you for the interesting pictures Richard! Roadtrips like these are amazing and bring you to places you've never been before, and usually would never end up perhaps. Hope to see you guys soon in Asia again. Best regards from Shenzhen, China!

Posted by Victor at 3:08am, 10 Jan 2013

Always look forward to the photoblogs :) Thanks Richard!

Posted by kerfuffle at 2:37am, 10 Jan 2013

Richard!! ya te extrañaba muchoo (: amo tus fotos !! Algún día tengo que ir a unas de tus galerías!!! Son tan buenas estas fotos.. Capturas imágenes muy interesantes y divertidas .... Saludos desde México (:

Posted by krmen at 1:26am, 10 Jan 2013

Hurray! The PhotoBlog is back!!!! Terrific!.....But pancakes with no syrup? That's like eating peanut butter without washing it down with a glass of milk.....Anyway, they do look delicious...and I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself from the get-go...See you in Royal Oak! ...Sherry W., Michigan, USA @sambawoman

Posted by Sherry W. at 1:17am, 10 Jan 2013

Thank You for keepng us posted, Sir! :) Makes me love America so much! :D and want to go back there! :) hopefully soon! X Hope you have an amazing show tonight guys! Very porud fan to have seen you live three times last year! Not to mention getting the most definitely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see you guys film your Sovereign Light Cafe video along the Bexhill-On-Sea front! :D even the 400 pound trolley I pushed along the uneven paths felt like a can of feathers, getting to spend a whole day with my my favourite bunch of guys in the whole world! :D haha have fun, and get home safe! :) xxxx

Posted by wazza at 1:11am, 10 Jan 2013

Mr. Hughes...your photoblog is back!!...Here's sending you a big "Thank you" hug...

Posted by Nina at 12:49am, 10 Jan 2013

Loved the one with the bridge. Great pics Rich!!!! Greetings from Argentina..

Posted by crystal-alby at 12:38am, 10 Jan 2013

Thanks for the pictures, are amazing!

Posted by ClauTornier at 12:30am, 10 Jan 2013

Great show in Portland last night. Thanks.

Posted by Left Coast at 12:19am, 10 Jan 2013

Great photos Rich! Portland looks like a beautiful city ^^ Kisses and hugs from Brazil

Posted by pri_loves_keane at 12:09am, 10 Jan 2013

Great pictures Rich and beautiful city! thank you for posting them! have a great time! xxx

Posted by malurami at 12:08am, 10 Jan 2013

Amazing pics dear Rich as always! Thanx for sharing!! I wish to be there and see you again! Hope soon!! Love and my regards from Mexico!!

Posted by A-keane-rel at 12:02am, 10 Jan 2013

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