Keane cancel N.American tour 08 September 2006

Keane have taken the difficult decision to cancel their North American tour, including the recently rescheduled dates.

Tom Chaplin is currently being treated for alcohol and drug addiction and will not return to the road until he, and the doctors handling his recovery, feel that he is ready to do so.

Tom’s bandmate Tim Rice-Oxley said: “Obviously it’s crucial that Tom is given the time to get better properly. With the first dates in America only a fortnight away, his doctors feel there is undue pressure on Tom to rush through rehab and get back out on the road. That’s why, between the three of us, we’ve decided to cancel the North American tour. We’d like to apologise to the fans who’ve bought tickets, but we’ve done this in the best interests of our friend – which, ultimately, is in the best interests of the band too. At this stage we plan to go ahead with the tours of the UK and Europe in October and November. We’ll be keeping in close touch with Tom and his doctors about how he’s progressing and we’ll keep you posted.”

This means Keane’s following US/Canadian shows are all cancelled.

• Wed 13 – New York, Carnegie Hall
• Tue 19 – Montreal, St Denis Theatre
• Wed 20 – Toronto, Hummingbird Centre
• Sat 23 – Baltimore, V Fest
• Sun 24 – Boston, Bank of America Pavilion
• Mon 25 – Atlanta, Tabernacle
• Tue 26 – Upper Darby, Tower Theater
• Wed 27 – New York, Hammerstein Ballroom

• Sun 1 – Vancouver, Orpheum Theater
• Mon 2 – Seattle, McCaw Hall
• Wed 4 – Portland, Schnitzer Concert Hall
• Sat 7 – LA, Greek Theatre
• Sun 8 – Berkeley, Greek Theatre

• Mon 4 – Chicago, Auditorium
• Tue 5 – Detroit, State Theatre

Refunds will be available from the point of sale. Those who bought their tickets through The Shop on this website will be emailed directly with refund details.

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