After postponing their North American tour last month when singer Tom Chaplin entered a drug and alcohol rehab center (read more), Keane have decided to cancel the tour entirely. The band rescheduled a series of dates in August but have “taken the difficult decision” to cancel the trek, according to a statement keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley on the band’s site. Tom’s “doctors feel there is undue pressure on Tom to rush through rehab and get back out on the road. That’s why, between the three of us, we’ve decided to cancel the North American tour. 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.”
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