In Celebration of the Band’s 10th Anniversary, iTunes to Highlight its First Album: The Big Come Up
With Special Guests Tegan and Sara
The Black Keys will continue their worldwide tour this spring and summer in support of El Camino including an October 8 at Honda Center in Anaheim. The first leg of the tour included sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center, DC’s Verizon Center, and two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Of the live performances, the duo’s hometown paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said, “I’ve never known them to put on a bad show. And I’ve never witnessed them put on a better one than they did on this high-stakes occasion,” while Rolling Stone calls it, “their biggest, baddest tour ever.” After headlining Coachella earlier this year, the duo will also appear as the headlining act at the 2012 Lollapalooza festival.
The Black Keys are teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans access to some of the best seats in the house. Proceeds will benefit Community Support Services in Akron, OH and W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, TN. Support for the LA and Anaheim performances will be Tegan and Sara.
Released December 6 on Nonesuch Records, El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The record debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and has already been certified RIAA Gold. The album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” was released in October, and reached No. 1 on the Alternative and AAA charts; it also entered the top 10 at Rock radio. The second single, “Gold on the Ceiling” is currently in the top 10 on Alternative radio. In addition to El Camino’s success, the duo’s 2010 breakthrough album, Brothers, was recently certified RIAA Platinum.
The Black Keys—Akron, OH natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney—released their debut album, The Big Come Up, in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004). In 2006 they signed to Nonesuch Records in the U.S. and released their fourth album, Magic Potion, which was followed by the Danger Mouse-produced Attack & Release in 2008. El Camino is the first Black Keys album Nonesuch released worldwide.