State Theatre Portland
Keane

WCLZ Presents

Keane

Youngblood Hawke

Wed, January 30, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$30 advance / $35 day of show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of show.

Keane
Keane
Four years have elapsed since Keane's last album "Perfect Symmetry"; two since "Night Train", the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history. If Keane's feverishly loyal fan-base wondered what the group's next album would sound like, they weren't the only ones. In the eight years following the release of 2004's 9x platinum Brit award winning "Hopes & Fears", every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by "Under The Iron Sea"; the iridescent poptimism of "Perfect Symmetry" featuring the electro charged hit song 'Spiralling', voted Q Magazine's 2008 Song Of The Year. But what next? It was a question that Tim had asked himself from time to time. "I felt that on Perfect Symmetry, I had allowed myself to get as excited by textures as much as the actual songwriting. In the wake of that, I spent a lot of time thinking about what it is that makes a song magic."

On their latest album, "Strangeland", we find ourselves in the company of adults attempting to make sense of their present situation. Life gets better, the human attachments you make grow deeper and, along the way, ambitions are realized. "Strangeland" saw the notion of fun resurface in the shared world of Keane in a way that it hadn't quite done since the sessions for "Hopes & Fears". Richard casts an eye behind him at the rolling Sussex scenery that encircles the studio Keane have called home for the last few months. "In many respects, it feels like the completion of a circle. On the album you have songs that draw upon the experiences we used to share as kids, growing up in Battle. You can never really go back, of course. We're married. Some of us have kids. Once in a while though, after a good day, we'll go to the local pub and talk about everything and nothing until it's time to go home. Whatever it is that makes us Keane - that invisible glue - is still there. And you can hear it all over "Strangeland".
Youngblood Hawke
Youngblood Hawke
A new musical endeavor from Sam Martin and Simon Katz from Iglu and Hartly. Inspired by the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, Youngblood Hawke was born out of late night creative musings between longtime friends Sam Martin and Simon Katz. Exhausted by two years of touring with their band Iglu and Hartly and the general turbulence that comes with music industry success, Martin and Katz looked for a more simple creative outlet where they could write and share music with friends and family without commercial pressures. Katz's longtime friend Tasso Smith moved to Los Angeles from Texas to join the band when he heard the first demos, and Alice Tomerlin Beretta, who was a key part of the original songwriting sessions, joined as well. To round out the lineup they recruited drummer and friend Nik Hughes.

Youngblood Hawke captures the sound of 5 friends in mid-journey. It is the snapshot of a state of mind where, one mountain has been climbed, and there are more in the distance. But for right now, the view is beautiful.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/