23:15: And with that, we’ll bid you farewell. The band are all having a drink with some of their friends who’ve popped backstage, so we’ll leave them to it. We can hear them laughing from here – they’ve been in really high spirits all day, and even more so after that gig.
As ever, big thanks to all of you for reading this and for your hundreds of emails. We’re still all blown away by the number of countries you’re reading from.
Look out for our 50 questions interview with Tom soon. But, for now, good night folks.
ps – here’s the final list of countries people emailed in from who were reading the blog:
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, SIngapore, Holland, Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Belgium, Australia, France, Japan, Ireland, Lebanon, Switzerland, Wales, Scotland, Turkey, South Korea, Bolivia, Venezuela, Romania, South Africa, Isle of Man, Paraguay, Hungary and Serbia.
A grand total of 47. Compared to that, the World Cup seems a bit restricted, really… 🙂
23:13: "Sweatiest gig ever! Brilliant!" says PJ from Scotland, who emailed from the queue earlier. It certainly was warm in there.
23:10 We’ve just been in the dressing room with the band, who are all very pleased with how tonight went (although the venue is apparently quite echo-y when you’re on the stage). Jesse just made everyone (including us) a revitalising post-gig smoothie. Not exactly sure what was in it, but it was very tasty.
Here’s Tom enjoying his glassful
22:56: It was a triumphant finish to a cracking show.
(Feels a bit like being inside a Victorian spaceship)
22:47: They’re just starting their last song of the night – My Shadow. We’d better get out there and take some more pics…
22:45: Here’s the "woah-oh-ohhh" call and response bit from the last song of the main set, Bedshaped.
22:41: I was wondering if you could tell us one of your favorite live blog moments, past or present!
~Elissa in the US
Ooh, that’s a good question. Um… the lights falling down at the first one, in Brighton, was quite exciting. And the Dublin one was probably the best show. But they’ve all been an awful lot of fun (even though we don’t spend very much time watching the show itself). But our favourite bit was probably the time when the band let us play the drums on one of their warm up sessions, while they played along. Crazy fun.
22:29: Some pictures from some different angles, taken during Perfect Symmetry. Only four songs to go…
22:17: "What does Tom do while Tim sings Your Love?" ask several of you, to email@example.com. The answer is a bit of this…
And a bit of this…
22:11: Pics from the back…
They were taken during You Haven’t Told Me Anything. And we can currently hear the crowd bellowing along to Everybody’s Changing. There’s a wonderful atmosphere out there.
22:00: A few of you have asked what camera we’re using – it’s a Nikon D40. We’re off to take some pictures from the back of the venue…
21:55: Stop For A Minute feat K’Naan. "That felt really nice" says K’Naan as we follow him backstage afterwards. And it sounded properly fantastic.
21:41: Here’s some pics from Your Love – with Tim on lead vocals (sounded great).
21:33: Do Keane always do the ‘drumstick ritual’ before they go on stage -?? any song/ shout to go with it -?? thanks , Jane
Well, it’s the first time we’ve seen them do it Jane. And, no, there was no particular sound to go with it.
21:31: It’s finished 2-1 to Brazil. Which means we should all give a big round of applause to…
Nicola A, Alaskacruise and Itziar
… who all correctly predicted that score. Impressive skills folks.
21.27: And this is how it’s looking out there…
The Roundhouse is bouncing. (We’re onto Spiralling now)
21:22: Going on…
21:21: GOOOOOOOOOOL !!! BRAZIL 2 – KOREA 1
JUAKOS.- BUENOS AIRES
21:13: On in two minutes….
21:10: They’re on in 5 minutes. We can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the first song will be Back In Time. .
21:03: Twelve minutes until stage time and the whole band were in this tiny room warming up. Always a highlight of any live blog to hear them playing in a room together, with big grins on their faces.
20:58: GOOOOOOAL Brazil 2 – 0 Korea! Aline
20:54: Rich and Jesse are warming up for the show…
20:51: Richard’s just recorded his latest drum challenge vid. We’ll post it this week.
20:42: GOOOOOOOOOOALLLLL!!!!! Brazil- North Korea: 1-0!!!!
20:36: Email your reports of the first half of the Brazil match to firstname.lastname@example.org…
20:33: Helio Sequence are playing their set now. Sounds lovely. You should check them out.
Keane are on in 40 minutes….
20:31: Oh dear, we’ve just broken the memory card reader Alex Lake so kindly lent us. Remind us to buy him a new one… 🙁
20:24: And here’s
Tim (oops) Tom and Jesse doing their Spiralling jam
20:22: Half-time: Brazil 0-0 North Korea.
20:19: And now Tom has joined in and we’re getting our own intimate performance of Spiralling. (Woo!)
20:18: Jesse is having a crack on the drums directly behind where we’re sitting…
20:08: Apologies for the gap is blog service, we were asking Tom 50 of your questions. Look out for the interview on km.com soon.
19:38: Here’s K’Naan!
He (and his band) are sounding blooming good.
19:22: Apparently Tim and Tom are having a rest in the tourbus. Got to get their energy up for the show.
K’Naan is on in a minute. While we go and take some pics, you should check out what he was up to five nights ago….
19:17: What are the chaps up to now? Richard is watching South Park in the dressing room
We’re not sure where Tim or Tom are. We’ll go and have a look…
19:11: OK, here are the predictions:
Lizeth, Aline, Linea, Simone, Maayan, Deserita
Nicola A, Alaskacruise, Itziar
Carol, Marcella, Katrien, Anita, Nayanne, Sonia
Sofia_Keane!, Victoria, Amanda, Jess, Isabelle, Lizet, Prasad
Sarah, km.com, Alex Lake
North Korea win
We like Andew and Ayelen’s optimism. We’ll see later if anyone was right…
19.02: Lots of you have asked what we had for dinner. The answer is fishcakes and a burger. Jolly nice they were too (the burger was huge, though, we couldn’t eat all of it). And this is what it looked like:
As ever, the other diners began looking at us a bit funny when we started taking pictures of our food…
18:53 OK, let’s have your score predictions for the Brazil vs North Korea game. Put them in the subject of an email to email@example.com. We’ll post all the ones that arrive before 19.10pm and see later who the wise ones were…
18.40: Breaking news from Chi in Taiwan.
Hi, KEANE it’s Wednesday in Taiwan now. 01:30 AM… so…it’s Dragon Boat Festival now….Happy Dragon Boat Festival to you all !!! If you have free time, please say Happy Dragon Boat Festival to us…. it will bring us so many happiness!!!
P.S. It’s photo of zongzi that my mum made. we eat this traditional food in this Festival. and another photo is Keane take the zongzi at the past…(lol)
HAPPY DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL EVERYONE
(We’re still waiting for our dinner to arrive, by the way)
18.36: "Tim’s shirt looks a little bit like mine!" writes Lena to firstname.lastname@example.org. She has photographic proof too..
18.30: Folks from South Korea and Romania have emailed email@example.com joined the list. We’re up to 40! Boggles our minds if we try to think of people in that many places reading this.
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, SIngapore, Holland, Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Belgium, Australia, France, Japan, Ireland, Lebanon, Switzerland, Wales, Scotland, Turkey, South Korea, Bolivia, Venezuela and Romania.
18.28: i haven’t seen beth…is she around there somwhere? sof/mex
Of course she is…
18.07: We’re just off to get some dinner. Back soon…
18.02: Your Portugal v Ivory Coast match reports (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org):
Ivory Coast and Portugal tied 0-0 boring and disappointing
I was expecting a lot from Portugal, but they did a terrible game, Ronaldo wasn’t brilliant as he is used to…
But for us, Brazilians, this result was awesome…..
In fact you didn’t miss much thing.. I think Portugal honestly has great potential, but this game they were taking too much risks that’s why we didn’t score any goal…. Final result 0-0… Ivory Coast was good too.. Ronaldo almost scored a goal… almost..arrgh
Joana (Porto, Portugal)
And we can add Turkey to our list of countries where people are reading this blog…
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain, Sweden, Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, SIngapore, Holland, Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Belgium, Australia, France, Japan, Ireland, Lebanon, Switzerland, Wales, Scotland and Turkey.
17:56: This is how today’s running order is looking…
17:41: Samanta G emailed email@example.com to complain that we never have close-up pictures of Richard. Et voila!
That’s pretty close, right?
17.34: We completely missed the Ivory Coast v Portugal game – please feel free to email us a match report firstname.lastname@example.org. Sounds like a lot of you in Brazil are very excited about your game against North Korea, which starts soon (presumably you’ll win it quite easily)
By the way, if you were one of the thousands of people who left a question for Tom the other day, we’ll be doing our interview with him later on today (to run on km.com at a later date). Big thanks to everyone who posted questions.
17.32: France, Japan, Ireland, Lebanon, Switzerland, Wales and Scotland (PJ – reading from the queue!)
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain, Sweden, Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, SIngapore, Holland, Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Belgium, Australia, France, Japan, Ireland, Lebanon, Switzerland, Wales and Scotland.
That means people are reading in 36 countries. We think that’s amazing. In fact, Richard just popped his head around the door to say the very same thing.
17:23: The setlist meeting…
Sounds like it’ll be similar to the forest shows, but a wee bit different.
Beth sends her love, by the way.
17:20: Big up to Mr Alex Lake who’s helped us out with a memory card reader. Phew.
17:14: Oh dear. Camera battery fail, while we were trying to upload pictures. Bear with us…
16:59: OK, add Australia (even though it’s 2am there). That puts us on 29.
16:55: More folks from other countries are emailing email@example.com. We can now add Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, Malaysia and Belgium. Which brings us to, um, 28.
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain, Sweden, Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, SIngapore, Holland, Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, Malaysia and Belgium.
Which means we’re only four short of having as many as the World Cup. C’mon Wales, Scotland and Ireland – where are you?
16:45: OK, so this is how things are looking out on the stage. The band are working on a few things which I’m not allowed to tell you about (but the clue is in the "acoustic" instruments). It’s really interesting to see them working through how they play things, trying things out, making it all sound marvellous.
This is what’s known in the trade as a roomful of cables…
16:24 And Japan, Guam (Guam!) and Kazakhstan (lovely Elmira, winner of our H&F video contest and maker of the fantastic My Shadow video). That brings us to 24.
As for all of you asking about the soundcheck – it’s still happening, but we can’t really hear it from here. We’re off to have a look…
16:18 Add Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, Singapore and Holland to the list of countries checking out the blog and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. So we’re up to 21!
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain, Sweden, Indonesia, Finland, Colombia, Austria, SIngapore and Holland
Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Christoph and Silke, who got together at a Keane gig in Cologne in 2008 and got married last week. 🙂
16:10: Those soundcheck pics we promised. They were playing Clear Skies at the time (and it sounded lovely). As ever, the live shots are in black and white because
a) it’s arty
b) it makes dodgy pictures look slightly better
16:05: We’ve now had emails to ontour@keanemusic,com from people in…
England, Canada, USA, Norway, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark, Italy, Russia (inc Siberia), Germany, Brazil, Estonia, Portugal, China, Spain and Sweden.
OK, so that means we’re currently 15 countries behind the World Cup. Anyone else from anywhere else?
Meanwhie, much re-spek to all the folks who are in the queue already…
Tour manager Colin tells the band to go to soundcheck…
Band goes to soundcheck…
We’d better join them and take some pics…
15:36: You may have read Tom in a couple of recent interviews talking about a picture of him and Paul McCartney which he knows was taken but doesn’t own a copy of. Well, it’s been tracked down by Patricia (Buenos Aires, Argentina), María (Almería, Spain) and Elisa (Valencia, Spain).
"OH MY GOODNESS!" said Tom when we just showed him. "That’s the one! Tell them huge congratulations for tracking it down!"
For the record, they found it in a book edited by Paul’s brother, Mike McCartney (aka Mike McGear) edited in 2006, called "Live 8 – Coolpix".
15:28: We love how you now send us weather reports without us even asking…
"Greetings from Kentucky (aka USA)! Before u ask, it’s sunny out. It’s a muggy 88 degrees F." April Jo
15:25: If you’d like to know a bit more about the Roundhouse – which was built in 1847 as a railway engine shed – then the venue’s Wikipedia page is well worth a look.
15:24: We would, of course, love it if you’d say hello to email@example.com, telling us where you are. We’d imagine we don’t have too many readers in Portugal or the Ivory Coast right now…
15:19: OK, some pictures of the venue, from the carpark onwards…
And this is our home for the day. Can’t believe some blighters have put their "musical instruments" on our desk…
15:16: OK, pictures coming in a sec. Until then, we can tell you that Tom is enjoying the World Cup, but managed to miss the entire second half of the England v USA game because of a power surge at his house. In fairness, the power surge probably did him a favour…
14:56: km.com in the house! Live blog is go! And that sort of thing!
We’re off to take some pictures…