“So good to see you after such a long time…we need to make up for lost time tonight,” Keane frontman Tom Chaplin said at the start of the band’s Tabernacle show Thursday night.
He was right on both accounts. It’s been nearly eight years since Keane last played Atlanta (at the Tabernacle and Music Midtown) and the band spent its nearly two-hour set taking appreciative fans on a flawlessly executed 21-song journey through their four-album career.
Though the English-based Keane has never reached the stature in the U.S. that it has achieved internationally, Chaplin noted in an interview with the AJC earlier this week that the band is nonetheless thrilled with the loyal fan base it has culled stateside.
Indeed, throughout much of Thursday’s close to sold-out show, Chaplin – tall, slender, but still baby-faced – and the rest of the band (Tim Rice-Oxley on piano/keys/guitar, Richard Hughes on drums and recent addition Jesse Quin on bass) frequently
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