London / Saturday
Home sweet home, but here are a few photos from the last couple of days. Tim and I went to the State Hermitage Museum, where a marching band was practising - it was an amazing place, with more gold leaf than I've ever known - there was a room that was basically entirely gold - walls and ceiling... insane. Also lots of pics from the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg - am I right in thinking the people on the frozen lake are fishing through the ice? Amazing. Anyway, it was a great trip and I hope we are back soon - if you were there then thanks, you were amazingly loud and energetic, and it felt great to be playing some new songs to you. Ok, I'm off for a curry.
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St. Petersburg / Friday
So far Russia has been great! I loved all the flowers that were thrown on stage, and the signs that said "Welcome Back" (second to last pic). Thanks to JQ for taking a few photos during soundcheck, so I am in this one for once! R
Possibly a bootleg copy of H&F...? I was given this by a fan I met in Red Square as a souvenir - it was his first KEANE record, and I am so flattered he gave it to me - thanks!
Mr KM.com will make this one clickable in a while (but he's on holiday so it might not be today - thanks pal!)
Hello Richard, is it possible that I could see you walking on London Bridge in the rain today (10/05/2012) around half past 3 in the afternoon?
oh goodness!! this majestic country!!! photos put not the best impressions on me! Metallica Albums
Great pictures. Thank you so much for sharing ! See you in Paris on May ! Morgane
Thank you brothers for playing in our country. I've spent 12 hours on a train to get to Moscow from my city and see you.))) God bless you, you are amazing)
I am very sad. Today Keane is in Holland and i did'nt get a ticket. :(
haha, you've captured my favorite chocolate - Аленка :)
Ciao Richard, sono contentissima, queste nuove foto dalla Russia sono eccezionali!!! Mi piace anche vedere che state bene e siete felici di questo vostro tour in Russia!!! Le foto sono emozionanti, quella che mi ha colpito maggiormente è proprio la foto dove si vedono le matriosche, mi piacciono tanto!!! Mi fa piacere vedere che siete stati a vedere il museo di San Pietroburgo , è un luogo ricco d'arte !!! Grazie di cuore Rich per farci girare il mondo con i tuoi fantastici photoblog, attendo con ansia il prossimo!!!By Sabrina from Catania, Sicily!!!
AMAZING!! you have a great time on Russia haven't you? :DD lovely boys I hope you come to México soon. We love you and miss you Kisses!! :DD
Thank you, guys, for the amazing live show in St.Petersburg! It was great - beautiful music,excellent Tom's voice, wonderfull new songs, heartfelt atmosphere and a lot of people with happy smail on the faces :) Waiting for the Strangeland's relise very much! Tom, Richard, Tim, Jesse - welcome back! Thank you, thank you VERY MUCH - СПАСИБО- SPASIBO!!! :)
Gràcies per les fotos. Espero que les noves cançons tinguen l'èxit que es mereixen. Keeeeeeaaaaaannnnne Barcelona. Petons.
WOW RICK GREAT PHOTOS!!!!!!
♥♥♥ HERMOSAS FOTOS LAS AME SON UNOS LINDOS ♥♥♥ gracias richard KEANE KEANE KEANE MEXICO MEXICO MEXICO
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS THANKS, IT LOOKS LIKE RUSSIA IS A NICE PLACE. TOM I LOVE YOU
que hermosas fotos richi me gustaron mucho.. si que se divierten chicos... saludos desde mexico... los queremos keane... vuelvan a mexico
The St.Petersburg concert was really awesome! Thank you for the sound, voice! Your art, guys, is amazing!) Hope to meet you again in Russia. And I guess you enjoyed the time here in RF :)
I was on the St.Petersburg concert AND THIS WAS THE BEST CONCERT IN MY LIFE i'm so happy that i heard you live, dream came true! you guys sounded even better, i don't know how is it possible your songs turning in my head again and again all the time i'm so glad you know how much people happy about your coming to Russia because the crowd was just in love with you (omg just realized i was at the Hermitage the same time as you, amazing) great photos!!! Tom said that you're just pussies compare to our weather but we don't care about the snow YOUR MUSIC IS LIKE SPRING THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU P.S. looking forward the new album the songs you've played are perfect i really really love you
Beautiful photos!!! Rich!!!!! They make me so happy!!! I love them keane!!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW AMAZING GUYS!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE EVERY PIC I SEE YOURS ♥ I LOVE YOU KEANE KISSES MAS A TI TOM !!!!!!!!!!!! ♥
really love you and look forward to again!
extraordinarias fotos !!! gracias por enseñarnos un poquito de su viaje y del pais Rusia ,me ha impactado .
Wow, I own 6 different H&F editions but never saw that one spelled K-E-A-N :-P Great pics Rich and Jesse, thanks for sharing with us a small part of your trip. Can't wait to see you here in Brasil \o/\o/\o/\o/ All the best from The Frog Prince Squad :-)
Enjoying this Russian edition of the photoblog! The Hermitage contains so many treasures. And yup, those people on the frozen lake appear to be ice fishing (though for some unexplainable reason, I bet that is not what they were doing out there).
Não só em Fortaleza, mas no Brasil todo! Eu sou do interior de São Paulo, Ribeirão Pires :) Será que alguém já ouviu falar daqui?rsrsrsrs_____I love these photos! Rich you taked beautiful pics! Kisses
Amazing!! What so impresive museum it is great and really beauyiful!!! I love the way You take photographs they are fantastic!!!! Greetings from México and hope to see You soon here.
@Ainara que legal encontrar uma fã do Keane de Fortaleza. Adorei sua mensagem. Seria um sonho o Keane fazendo um show aqui em Fortaleza ! Abraço
Amazing pics! Hope you come to Brazil as soon as possible to take some photos of a (very) warm place this time! I'm counting down the days to 7th may, this album seems to be awesome! Happy easter guys, waiting you here in Fortaleza (CE), Brazil (there are a lot of fans here). :))) s2you
Rich, just when I thought Russian photos had finished, you go and save the best for last.Tom & Jesse are gorgeous. I liked them all, especially the one with "Babooshka". Mr. Km.com, thanks for the Happy B-Day msg. Happy Easter! Beijos, Regina.
Lovely photos, I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay in Russia! Found myself on the big one from St Petersburg gig, well, found my British flag :-) And thanks again for the show, you were brilliant, the atmospere was amazing, can't wait for the next time I see you again!
Happy Easter Guys!!!! :))))) Great pics Richie, thank you! I enjoyed to see them! You're really talented photographer!:) Kisses&hugs!
Haha, R letter, foxy picture :)
Fantastic photos, as always. Counting down the days till I see you guys in the states!!
ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Hi dear Rich, great photos, thanX! I think you will like a Russian director called Sukorov or, Sokurov who made a movie about L´hermitage. I do like this poetical movie director, he puts a special attention on the photography, I think you will like his work. Lots of love! XXXXX
AMAZING PICTURES AS ALWAYS, keep going:D i love your music, hugs from el Salvador:D
wwwoooowwww Rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect as alwaysss.. kisses from Argentina... come to Argentina soon!!!!
Great pics of an amazing place!!! I love your photos!^^ =)
Thanks for the photo, Richard! By the way the snow usually have at this time does not fall, just this year has stood out this winter) After 10 days will be about +18, +20 C.
I love that State Hermitage Museum. what amazing place!!!
Beautiful photos, Rich! Happy Easter guys! I do not like the new Jesse ... I say, because he shave or something? ok, no matter his talent doesn't change :) And Tommy, you're beautiful ♥
Well, first of all, thank you so much for coming to Russia! It was great! And it's not usually snowing in April in Moscow or St.Petersburg. But here in Russia we say, when something unbelievable is happenning, that there will be snowing. So, that snow was because of you) Thank you for that snow, it was the most beautiful snow I've ever seen, and I saw a lot of snow in my life))) Richard, pictures are great. It's interesting to see my homeland from the view of your eyes. Okay. Lenin, yeah, he still alive in here. This chocolate with the girl, called "Alyonka" - it's my favorite))) Very tasty) And what about that russian drink from the berries called mors, did you like it? And now I know, from the comments below, that I live in fairytale))) KEANE! We are waiting for your comeback! There are a lot of interesting places in here to take a photos of)))) Thanks you again, I hope to see you very-very soon))))
All the photos are lovable!! Travel in Russia must have been great, the pictures are very beautiful places. I found the picture of the ceiling with geometric shapes very interesting, giving the impression that he is moving. Thanks for sharing photos with you, Tom, Tim and Jesse. And the teddy bears are cute *-* Thanks Richard
Diana Prince from Facebook, Happy Easter girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Easter for our boys, Keane team and Keane fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're right, we're fishing like this in Russia while there's still ice :D Thank you for an amazingly heartwarming gig in Saint-Petersburg!
thanks for cool pics & cool scrolling effect with the now second picture! and thanks, for not logging me out again, dear 1011010001001000111 technology! as known as Mr.KM.com I guess....
@Vic! gracias! normally, I copy always what I write as I had this issue somewhile, ago, sometimes. But, yesterday I didn´t & was then too lazy to type all again;)
Thank you for beautiful photos and for gigs in Russia. :)
@Johanna: Looks like it has already been sorted out, I've not been logged out for more than half an hour now. =D
Thanks for sharing all this memories with us Richard !! I wish you the best !! take care and don't stop uploading more photos of every place of the world you visit . Have a fantastic Days !! ♥
@Johanna: Nope, you're not the only one so hopefully they'll sort this out asap!
hello Keane! thank you for your wonderful concert, it was a magic, amazing, electric night! your music heals broken hearts. the world is a much better place with you in it.
Ciao Richard, come sono contenta di ritrovare un tuo nuovo photoblog!!! Le foto dalla Russia sono magnifiche e mi fa piacere che grazie a Jesse stavolta ti vedi pure tu, molto carina la foto dove sei sul pullman! E' bello sapere che il vostro tour sta procedendo bene e che la Russia vi sia piaciuta, adoro leggere questo tuo diario , dalle tue parole ci trasmetti sempre entusiasmo e curiosità nel vedere luoghi nuovi, è come fare il giro del mondo virtualmente! Un abbraccio a te e a tutta la band da Sabrina from Catania in Sicilia!!!
Hey, Rich! Great photos! I'm so happy you have a better Internet conection now =D HUGE HUGS FROM CHILE!! =)
Very nice concert in Moscow! Photos from the concert in my blog http://tony-blackberry.livejournal.com/50787.html and http://tony-blackberry.livejournal.com/50538.html
Great job, Rich!!!!!! :D I just ADORED the pics!!!!!! ¡Arriba Keane! Greetings from Peru!!! :D
Oh, amaaaazing!!! So happy for you guys!
Beautiful photos as always, especially the sixth XD
Mr Hughes..your photoblog continues...as we all knew it would..soo thankful for that!...... ..I never realized my emotional heartache would ever manifest itself into physical symptoms.. I was wrong.... I once asked" what can you possibly take when I've got nothing else to give?"......MY LIFE...
Guys, thank you so much for a concert in St. Petersburg! It was great! We are waiting for photos from our city!
ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Wow, I dream of going to Russia someday! Great pics, Rich, as always! Loved all of them, thank you! Have a nice weekend, guys! Lots of love to my favourite band! XXXX
Natalie from Ecuador, who was on concert in St Petersburg today:) It's Valentina! I'm happy to meet you) Where are you?:) Let's be friends))
hi Richard I'm glad you're in Russia I will tell you that my brother back from there three months ago and brought me a card. how beautiful is Russia. my brother told me it was very hard to look the sun in winter only had one hour of sunlight I love that you still have so much sun. I'm so happy to see you please do not forget to take lots of photos in Red Square in Russia are but we have not seen keane in front of Red Square. please Rich you look handsome. I can not say how pleased I am to see Jesse in a blog as an official member of Keane I adore you Jesse, Richy thanks for the photos. and I can not say how happy I am to see you on a tour again As always I take this space to tell Tom that I miss much his long hair of sun. Tom looks good with any hairstyle looks wonderful on now but I can not shake the idea that I miss his hair. that photo with the "r" as rose I like and also I like you´re fruit and corny looks good I'm glad to see you are eating well. I like the pictures from the vision of Richard are great, Tim Green so cool with his glasses on stage. Mr KM.com thanks for the photo clickable as usual great. very happy to see you I hope to have an enjoyable stay I love you. love from México.
great, I had written something, but then Mr.KM.com did me log out & it didn´t post it. Am I the only one with this issue?
Great photos! Biggest SPASIBO for your today's gig in St. Petersburg, it was amazing!!! You really made 6th of April the first summer day for your fans here! Please come back soon for more flowers and lessons of Russian! :)
That was AWESOME! Thank you so much! And please, come back soon! (((: We will be waiting...
SALUT RICHARD °°°°°°Encore unpeu de votre voyage que l'on vit a travers tes FORMIDABLES photos MERCI a toi°°°J'adore ses magnifiques batisses qui nous rappelles ( jadis )°°° beau souvenir du temps passe °°°°°je vois que le show a ete geniall commme d'habitude et que vos fans RUSSEont dans le coeur une très grande chaleur humaine *Belle rècompense lorsqu'on fait son metier avec PASSION comme vous *** gros bisous
Wow! I've never seen so many great shots of Russia btw, I'm listening to Maximum Music Power. Rich, thank you so much for this gift. You and Jesse are very handsome in the photos as well as Tom & Tim. Beijos, Regina.
Incredible crowd! So much enthusiasm and joy on all those faces :D Thanks for sharing Richard, and thanks Jesse for the contribution as well :) The bootleg copy is...well priceless...It reminds me of my very first Keane gig in Milan (Italy) in 2006...there was a stand right in the front of the theatre, selling keane t-shirts, and I got one (and actually, right before the gig, I changed out of my shirt into the new one), to realize only afterward that it was not "official". *damn, I was so proud to wear Keane* lol. Have a great time. Hugs, Simona
it's beautiful Russia! thanks for sharing us these amazing photos! greetings from Chile !
Should be scary and exciting to be face to face with so large audience and thirsty. You guys are very brave! Thank you and go ahead!
Haha, Corny in all colors and sizes! My boyfriend has one every day for his lunch break! They are not bad and give you looooots of energy!
love those pictures as always... beautiful!!! wish I was there... Love from Taiwan-Chi
What a beautiful buildings in Russia! Such beautiful colors. @mandy1976 Did you get tickets for april 11?? If so, lucky you:) Sadly i not :( I wanted to go so eager!!!!
Oh! its so pretty :D richard , you're an excellent photographer :) russia is amazing! i am waiting the photos of mexico jaja
Beutiful! Russia looks really pretty!!!! Lol, the "KEAN" picture, what the fuck guys...
Fab pics as usual thanx xxx
Amazing photos, as usual) You were lucky to see Moscow in good weather. Right the next day it started snowing heavily. Thanks for a GREAT gig, guys:-)! It was realy awesome! And remember that you promised to come back soon)) We are always waiting for you. Have fun in St. Petersburg!
Thanx for sharing! It's great to be in a country where you can't read/understand the language. Some buildings are as in a fairytale :) have fun and see you in Amsterdam very soon!
Great photos! My, those buildings are amazing!! Thanks for taking us along for the ride again, Richard!...and thanks, Jesse, for letting Richard get in a pic this time!...Sherry W., Michigan, USA.
Thanks for cute pics,Richard,and thank u very much for gig in Moscow! It was PERFECT,BRILLIANT,AMAZING AND UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!!! waiting for u again and again)))) love u,Keane)
Wonderful photos! They are true works of art! I loved * - *
is nice to see more pictures of Richard
Lovely pictures. Hope you got a great time in Russia. It was a great concert. ;)
Yeah!!!!!! Amazing photos!!!!!!!!! Thank you one more time for WONDERFUL gig at Arena Moscow!!!! We love you, KEANE!!!!!!!!!! Please, come back to Moscow as soon as possible!!!!! :)