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British rock band Keane, from left, Richard Hughes, Tim Rice-Oxley, and Tom Chaplin pose for a photograph earlier this year.

A planned Canadian-U.S. tour by Keane has been postponed while singer Tom Chaplin is being treated for drug and alcohol addiction, the British band said yesterday.

In a statement posted on the band’s website, Chaplin, 27, said he 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.”

The tour had been due to start in Chicago on Sept. 7. The band was scheduled to play The Hummingbird Centre on Sept. 9.

“I feel desperately disappointed to be letting down our fans, but I want to get myself right now so that I can be back on the road for the rest of the year,” Chaplin said.

Keane had already cancelled several appearances, citing Chaplin’s “exhaustion.”

The trio released their melodic debut album, Hopes and Fears, in 2004. Their second album, Under the Iron Sea, entered the British album charts at No. 1 when it was released in June.

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