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Keane - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH. 01/26/13.

I traveled to Columbus OH. to see Keane in the historic Newport Music Hall.  This show was a sold out and its rare that I find myself not able to move in a general admission venue.  This show was absolutely jammed with fans.

This show exemplified the true nature of what being a great artist is.  Very simple stage set up... with a very cool "Strangeland" neon sign.  With Keane its the sound that is their strength.  Tom Chaplin's voice is exquisite live.  I won't say its like the CD because its better than the CD, taking into account the coolness of seeing them before you sounding larger than the 4 people as you listen.  To me they are similar to U2 in that the stage could have just been white lights, but the sound that hits you makes you excited and gives the room a vibe that is a perfect state.  When you see Tim head bang on his keyboard, that feel that causes him to react that way exudes to the audience.

Overall the 21 song set involved 2/3 of the show being a shuffle between the Hopes and Fears album and Strangeland.  As for the remaining 7 songs, they did tap quite a few from the Under the Iron Sea album.  The two records that only saw one song each were Perfect Symmetry and Night Train.  Even though I enjoyed the set, I felt that Night Train could have received more love.  I would have loved to have heard a live version of "Clear Skies".  They did come through with my favorite song "Everybody's Changing" which made me super happy.

Set list:

You Are Young

Bend and Break


We Might as Well Be Strangers

Nothing in My Way

Silenced by the Night

Everybody's Changing

She Has No Time

Neon River


A Bad Dream

Hamburg Song

On the Road

My Shadow

Is it Any Wonder?

This is the Last Time

Somewhere Only We Know


Sea Fog

Sovereign Light Cafe

Crystal Ball

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Tags: Columbus, Keane, Newport


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