Under the Iron Sea Tour

The Under the Iron Sea Tour was the second world tour made by English rock band Keane after the release of their second album Under the Iron Sea.

Under the Iron Sea Tour
Tour by Keane
Associated albumUnder the Iron Sea
Start date16 May 2006
End date4 August 2007
No. of shows91
39 in Europe
2 in Asia
28 in North America
5 in South America
Keane concert chronology



The tour began in June 2006, shortly after Keane concluded a successful stint opening for the third leg of U2's Vertigo Tour. Buoyed by the fact that Keane was judged in a U2 fan poll to be the second best supporting act in the band's history (trailing only The Pixies and well ahead of the likes of Lone Justice and Little Steven), Keane approached the Under the Iron Sea tour with a newfound aggressiveness. No longer attempting to somehow minimise the band's simple instrumental lineup, Keane instead highlighted it both visually and in terms of sound. The Daily Mirror reported that not since Elton John in the 1970s had a performing band so willfully promoted piano as a replacement for guitar in the concert scheme of things.

In particular, on this tour Keane emphasized the percussive nature of the piano, since they had discovered during the U2 shows that the piano sound echoed off the back walls of arenas, giving it a delayed, doubling sound effect that further made the group's sound dense. Thus for the Under the Iron Sea tour, the group's sound crew added a delay element into the processing of the piano mic pickups, thereby reproducing that arena effect in the band's smaller-sized venues when headlining.

Since Chaplin entered rehabilitation on 22 August 2006 it was suggested the tour should not be continued until early 2007. However, after Concert Live's announcement of the release of special edition CDs of every remaining 2006 Keane live performance in the UK, it was believed Chaplin had actually left the clinic; he was released on 6 October. Keane made their "comeback" concert (their first since Chaplin entered rehabilitation) in Hull Arena on Tuesday, 17 October 2006.

In early December 2006, Keane announced that they would play five shows on the North American West Coast in January 2007. They also visited Mexico and South America, playing for the first time in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

The Under the Iron Sea tour ended with performances in Oporto, Portugal, and at the Natural Music Festival in El Ejido, Spain, on 3 and 4 August respectively.

Set listEdit

Keane's set list on this tour changed numerous times. Additionally, "The Frog Prince" was often omitted.

  1. "The Iron Sea"
  2. "Put It Behind You"
  3. "Atlantic"
  4. "Everybody's Changing"
  5. "Bend and Break"
  6. "The Frog Prince"
  7. "Nothing in My Way"
  8. "A Bad Dream"
  9. "This Is the Last Time"
  10. "Hamburg Song"
  11. "Somewhere Only We Know"
  12. "Is It Any Wonder?"
  13. "Try Again"
  14. "Leaving So Soon?"
  15. "Crystal Ball"
  16. "Bedshaped"
Alternate set list
  1. "The Iron Sea"
  2. "Everybody's Changing"
  3. "Put It Behind You"
  4. "Nothing in My Way"
  5. "We Might As Well Be Strangers"
  6. "Bend and Break"
  7. "Can't Stop Now"
  8. "Try Again"
  9. "Your Eyes Open"
  10. "The Frog Prince"
  11. "Hamburg Song"
  12. "Fly to Me"
  13. "Leaving So Soon?"
  14. "This Is the Last Time"
  15. "A Bad Dream"
  16. "Somewhere Only We Know"
  17. "Is It Any Wonder?"
  18. "Broken Toy"
  19. "Atlantic"
  20. "Crystal Ball"
  21. "Bedshaped"

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
16 May 2006 Cologne Germany Kulturkirche
17 May 2006 Berlin Kesselhaus
26 May 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
2 June 2006 Nürburg Germany Rock im Park
3 June 2006 Landgraaf Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
7 June 2006 Lisbon Portugal Parque do Tejo
9 June 2006 London United Kingdom London Astoria
15 June 2006 Madrid Spain Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas MTV Live: Keane Live in Madrid
North America
20 June 2006 San Francisco United States Great American Music Hall
21 June 2006 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
23 June 2006 New York City Bowery Ballroom
24 June 2006 Boston Axis
26 June 2006 Toronto Canada The Mod Club Theatre
27 June 2006 Chicago United States Metro
29 June 2006 Milwaukee Summerfest
1 July 2006 Toronto Canada Edgefest
Europe leg 2
7 July 2006 Paris France Hippodrome de Longchamp
13 July 2006 Swansea United Kingdom Welsh Festival
14 June 2006 Madrid Spain Summercase 2006
6 August 2006 Benicàssim Benicàssim festival
12 August 2006 Tokyo Japan Chiba Marine Stadium
13 August 2006 Osaka Summer Sonic Festival
Europe leg 3
17 August 2006 Hasselt Belgium Kiewit
19 August 2006 Chelmsford United Kingdom Hylands Park- V Festival
20 August 2006 South Staffordshire Weston Park- V Festival
17 October 2006 Hull Hull Arena
18 October 2006 Manchester Manchester Apollo
19 October 2006 Aberdeen AECC
21 October 2006 Reading Rivermead
22 October 2006 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
23 October 2006 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
25 October 2006 Brighton Brighton Centre
26 October 2006 London Alexandra Palace
27 October 2006
6 November 2006 Paris France Le Zénith
7 November 2006 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
8 November 2006 Brussels Belgium Forest National
10 November 2006 Copenhagen Denmark Valby Hallen
11 November 2006 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
12 November 2006 Stockholm Sweden Annex
13 November 2006 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
15 November 2006 Berlin Germany Tempodrom
16 November 2006 Offenbach am Main Stadthalle
17 November 2006 Grenoble France The Summum
North America leg 2
26 January 2007 Los Angeles United States The Wiltern
27 January 2007 Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre
29 January 2007 Portland Roseland Theatre
30 January 2007 Seattle Paramount Theatre
31 January 2007 Vancouver Canada Orpheum Theatre
Europe leg 4
22 February 2007 Bournemouth United Kingdom BIC
23 February 2007 Birmingham NEC
25 February 2007 Nottingham Nottingham Arena
26 February 2007 Cardiff Cardiff International Arena
28 February 2007 London Wembley Arena
1 March 2007
3 March 2007 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
4 March 2007 Manchester MEN Arena
6 March 2007 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
7 March 2007 Glasgow SECC
8 March 2007 Edinburgh Liquid Room
South American Tour
13 April 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium Quilmes Rock Festival
15 April 2007 Santiago Chile Club Hípico de Santiago
17 April 2007 São Paulo Brazil Credicard Hall
18 April 2007
20 April 2007 Rio de Janeiro Citibank Hall
North America leg 4
24 April 2007 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Coca-Cola
26 April 2007 Guadalajara Arena VFG
27 April 2007 Mexico City Auditorio Nacional
11 May 2007 Los Angeles United States Greek Theatre
14 May 2007 Denver Ogden Theatre
15 May 2007 Minneapolis The Myth
17 May 2007 Chicago Riviera Theatre
19 May 2007 Detroit The Fillmore
20 May 2007 Toronto Canada Kool Haus
22 May 2007 Montreal Olympic Theatre
24 May 2007 Portland United States Merrill Auditorium
25 May 2007 Boston Bank of America Pavilion
27 May 2007 Upper Darby Tower Theatre
29 May 2007 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
30 May 2007 New York City Central Park
Europe leg 5
8 June 2007 Newport United Kingdom Isle of Wight Festival
15 June 2007 Haugesund Norway Grytå Byscenen
23 June 2007 Liverpool United Kingdom Knowsley Hall
28 June 2007 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
5 July 2007 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal
6 July 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek
12 July 2007 Aix-les-Bains France Esplanade du Lac
13 July 2007 Swansea United Kingdom Singleton Park
19 July 2007 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
21 July 2007 London United Kingdom The O2 DVD KeaneLive!
3 August 2007 Porto Portugal Coliseu do Porto
4 August 2007 El Ejido Spain Natura Music Festival

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