British rock band Keane has announced a planned U.S. tour that was set to start in Chicago on September 7th has been postponed while singer Tom Chaplin is checked into rehab to be treated for a drug and alcohol addiction. The announcement comes on the heels of the group canceling several shows as the result of Chaplin’s “exhaustion.”
The band posted a statement on their website saying Chaplin (27) was “having to deal with an increasing problem with drink and drugs, and the time has come to get the professional help I need to sort myself out.”
In the statement, Chaplin said he felt he had disappointed the group’s fans, but he wanted to correct the problem now so Keane could return to the road before the end of the year.
Keane took the music industry by storm with their debut album “Hopes and Fears,” in 2004. Their follow-up “Under the Iron Sea,” entered the British album charts at No. 1 when it was released in June and has continued to see strong sells.