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Live Earth London: Keane hail momentous day

Keane

Review by Jack Foley

KEANE’S Tom Chaplin described Saturday, July 7, 2007, as “a momentous day for people of our generation” as the band delivered a rousing three-song set at London’s Live Earth concert.

The singer went on to say that today marked “the beginning of a very long journey, but a great one… a day when we get off our backsides and do something for the future of mankind”.

Chaplin made the assertion before delivering a crowd-pleasing version of one of Keane’s biggest hits, Bedshaped, as the conclusion of their set.

Earlier, he’d encouraged fans to sing along with Somewhere Only We Know, before upping the tempo for another chart-buster Is It Any Wonder? – another song that contains themes that could apply to the environmental theme behind the day.

Keane’s set followed similarly well-received performances from the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae and – most notably – the Red Hot Chili Peppers who thrilled fans with rousing versions of hits Dani California and Don’t Stop.

John Frusciante proved once again just what a terrific guitarist he is with several thrilling solos, including an opening number that was performed before lead singer Anthony Kiedis took to the stage.

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