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    The Black Keys Announce Australia Tour After Coachella Headlining Debut, Appear on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations"
    Reid Long

    The Black Keys, after selling out arenas all throughout the United States, Canada, UK, and Europe and headlining Coachella and Lollapalooza and many other festivals this summer, announce their long-awaited return to Australia this October. The six-city arena tour will begin at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on October 21, followed by shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, before coming to a close at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on October 31; Sydney power-pop band Royal Headache supports. The Black Keys' latest album, El Camino, their first to be released worldwide on Nonesuch, has already been certified Platinum in Australia as well as Canada and New Zealand and Gold in in France, Ireland, the UK and US. See below for all of the Australian dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    The Black Keys helped kick off the 2012 Coachella festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Friday night with their first-ever headlining set at the festival. While the weather was unseasonably chilly and damp, The Black Keys helped "conquer the cold," Reuters reports. MTV says "the uncharacteristic weather at Coachella's Friday kickoff was no match for the heat of the Black Keys," as the band "instantly had the crowd in their hands." The Los Angeles Times finds that the band's "light warmed the mainstage, and filled the crowd with energy." The OC Register calls "the barrage of new cuts" from El Camino, "was pure bliss." Here's hoping the weather will be blissful as well when the band returns to headline the second weekend of Coachella this Friday.

    Band mates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recently met up with Anthony Bourdain for some Kansas City BBQ and will be featured on Bourdain's show No Reservations tonight. Tune in to the Travel Channel at 8 PM ET and catch an early look at their BBQ culinary adventure at travelchannel.com.

    THE BLACK KEYS ON TOUR IN AUSTRALIA

    Oct 21 Newcastle Entertainment Centre Newcastle, NSW
    Oct 22 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney, NSW
    Oct 26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, QLD
    Oct 28 Rock It Festival Perth, WA
    Oct 30 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, SA
    Oct 31 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne, VIC

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The Black Keys Announce Australia Tour After Coachella Headlining Debut, Appear on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations"

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The Black Keys, after selling out arenas all throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Europe, announce their long-awaited return to Australia this October. Their new album, El Camino, has already been certified Platinum there. The band made their headlining debut at an unseasonably chilly Coachella festival Friday, helping to "conquer the cold," Reuters reports. MTV says the weather "was no match for the heat of the Black Keys," and the OC Register says their set "was pure bliss." The band joins Anthony Bourdain for some Kansas City BBQ on No Reservations tonight on The Travel Channel.

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The Black Keys, after selling out arenas all throughout the United States, Canada, UK, and Europe and headlining Coachella and Lollapalooza and many other festivals this summer, announce their long-awaited return to Australia this October. The six-city arena tour will begin at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on October 21, followed by shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, before coming to a close at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on October 31; Sydney power-pop band Royal Headache supports. The Black Keys' latest album, El Camino, their first to be released worldwide on Nonesuch, has already been certified Platinum in Australia as well as Canada and New Zealand and Gold in in France, Ireland, the UK and US. See below for all of the Australian dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

The Black Keys helped kick off the 2012 Coachella festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Friday night with their first-ever headlining set at the festival. While the weather was unseasonably chilly and damp, The Black Keys helped "conquer the cold," Reuters reports. MTV says "the uncharacteristic weather at Coachella's Friday kickoff was no match for the heat of the Black Keys," as the band "instantly had the crowd in their hands." The Los Angeles Times finds that the band's "light warmed the mainstage, and filled the crowd with energy." The OC Register calls "the barrage of new cuts" from El Camino, "was pure bliss." Here's hoping the weather will be blissful as well when the band returns to headline the second weekend of Coachella this Friday.

Band mates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recently met up with Anthony Bourdain for some Kansas City BBQ and will be featured on Bourdain's show No Reservations tonight. Tune in to the Travel Channel at 8 PM ET and catch an early look at their BBQ culinary adventure at travelchannel.com.

THE BLACK KEYS ON TOUR IN AUSTRALIA

Oct 21 Newcastle Entertainment Centre Newcastle, NSW
Oct 22 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney, NSW
Oct 26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, QLD
Oct 28 Rock It Festival Perth, WA
Oct 30 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, SA
Oct 31 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne, VIC

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