Keane cancel US dates

Tom Chaplin not ready to tour

Keane have cancelled their upcoming North American tour to allow Tom Chaplin to complete his rehab.

The singer is currently being treated for alcohol and drug addiction,0 and has been told by doctors his is not ready to tour.

Speaking on the band’s official site Keanemusic.com, his bandmate Tim Rice-Oxley explained the situation.

“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,” he explained.

“That’s why, between the three of us, we’ve decided to cancel the North American tour,” he added. “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.”

Keane have cancelled the following shows:

New York Carnegie Hall (September 13)

Montreal St Denis Theatre (19)

Toronto Hummingbird Centre (20)

Baltimore V Festival (23)

Boston Bank of America Pavilion (24)

Atlanta Tabernacle (25)

Upper Darby Tower Theater (26)

New York Hammerstein Ballroom (27)

Vancouver Orpheum Theater (October 1)

Seattle McCaw Hall (2)

Portland Schnitzer Concert Hall (4)

Los Angeles Greek Theatre (7)

Berkeley Greek Theatre (8)