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Review: Keane

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 and land songs on shows like “Melrose Place” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Keane employs no guitars, using only keyboards, bass and drums to produce a sonic background for frontman Tom Chaplin to sing over. The band’s piano-rock sound is similar to that of Coldplay, the multi-platinum British band that once offered...