January 21, 2013 8:11 AM

Keane plays it earnest, safe and tidy at the Midland

In the eight years since Keane’s last trip to Kansas City, the four-piece from East Sussex, England, hasn’t strayed much from its songwriting formula: tight 3- to 4-minute pop ballads about love and growing up. It’s a blueprint that has helped the band sell more than 10 million albums worldwide.

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