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Old 08-22-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Keane Postpones US Dates and Cancels some shows in Europe!

Well folks looks like Tom is going into rehab.. The US dates in September have been postponed and festival shows have been cancelled.
Here's the article..

Keane star in rehab, tour shelved

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The British band Keane have cancelled three concerts and postponed their North American tour after lead singer Tom Chaplin admitted drink and drug addiction and entered a private clinic for treatment.

"I've been having to deal with an increasing problem with drink and drugs, and the time has come to get the professional help I need to sort myself out," Chaplin said on the band's Web site (www.keanemusic.com) on Tuesday.

The band had announced last week that the frontman was suffering from exhaustion.

"I feel desperately disappointed to be letting down our fans, but I want to get myself right now so that I can be back on the road for the rest of the year," he added.

Keane said tickets for the three cancelled concerts, in Ibiza, Edinburgh and Dublin, would be refunded while the U.S. dates in September would be rescheduled in the next few days.

Keane won two Brit awards last year, including the coveted Best British Album prize for "Hopes and Fears".

Their follow-up album, "Under the Iron Sea", went straight in at number one in the charts in June this year.
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I hope he gets the help he needs, but damnit, I am sick of all these postponements.

At least my (rescheduled) Snow Patrol show is coming up...
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It takes balls and a lot of class to admit that you have this kind of problem and that you're seeking help.



I wish him the best.
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It takes balls and a lot of class to admit that you have this kind of problem and that you're seeking help.



I wish him the best.
yes it sure does!

kudos to tom for taking the right step!
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Agree that it takes balls to admit to yourself that you have a problem and the walk into Rehab to sort it out.

Keane were great supporting U2 in Barcelona. This guy is too good to get beaten by drugs
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I hope he receives the help that he needs to get better. Really does take guts to admit this kind of problem.
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Agree that it takes balls to admit to yourself that you have a problem and the walk into Rehab to sort it out.

Keane were great supporting U2 in Barcelona. This guy is too good to get beaten by drugs
Amen to that! He has a voice of an angel!
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I am so very sorry to hear about this. I love this band and wish all of the guys the best. "Crystal Ball" is just about my favorite song of the summer. And of course, I loved seeing them opening for U2 twice last fall.

I hope Tom's time in rehab will be successful and he will go on to have a happy and healthy life.
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First Justin Hawkins in rehab, now Tom?
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I hope he gets the help he needs, but damnit, I am sick of all these postponements.

At least my (rescheduled) Snow Patrol show is coming up...
I hear ya.

And I was really, really looking forward to this show (especially because Razorlight was opening).

But I definitely agree that it takes a lot of guts to admit that he needs help... especially on the eve of a big tour. Hopefully he'll get the help he needs and be able to do a superb job!

BTW, Angel... Snow Patrol rocked (saw them in Boston last week)... it was well worth the wait
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Oh man... It scares me when I hear stuff like this. Keane is probably my favorite band at the moment. I really, really hope that he beats this.
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It takes balls and a lot of class to admit that you have this kind of problem and that you're seeking help.



I wish him the best.
Ditto. Couldn't say it better than that.
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Do you think that this is the reason that Tom Chaplin wanted to kill Bono?
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They can really go far, I hope he gets the help he needs and is very brave to come clean about it.

I wish U2 would have rubbed off on him more.
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It takes balls and a lot of class to admit that you have this kind of problem and that you're seeking help.



I wish him the best.

I have no sympathy for drug addicts. No one put a gun to his head the first time he took drugs - why make him out to be a hero now that he's going into rehab? He should have stopped the first time he took a drink and the first time he put the needle in his arm (or however he consumed his drugs).

Is there some unwritten law that says that rock stars HAVE to use drugs and drink themselves into oblivion??? I thought being a musician was all about MUSIC...not getting high!

Nevertheless, I wish him all the best and good luck.
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