Keane @ The Roxy

December 16, 2008 at 7:30 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

What a nice way to spend the hours before my birthday started seeing a fine band in excellent form at the Roxy. Keane could play a much bigger venue in LA but for some reason decided to play three small shows instead, the last of which was this one at the Roxy. The first thing I noticed was how thin and healthy lead singer Tom Chaplin looks compared to his chubby red cheeked past and also how good his vocals are, he has always had an great voice but now he seems to sound even better. It was also evident from the start that this was going to be a special show, the crowd were going bananas after each song and the band were obviously surprised by the amount of love they were getting and by the end the love fest was almost embarrassing. Most of the material came from their most recent album, Perfect Symmetry which I wasn’t too sure about initially due to the 80’s influences but has since grown on me and will end up on my best of list somewhere. They also threw in some older gems mostly from their first album…so all in all a killer show and I say give the new album a fresh go if you didn’t like it the first time…my faves are Lovers are Losing and the title track.

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