http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-featured-cbs-sunday-morning-pay-tribute-levon-helm-coachella-john-fogerty-2012-04-23April 23, 2012|0 commentsThe Black Keys Featured on CBS Sunday Morning; Pay Tribute to Levon Helm at Coachella with John Fogerty
The Black Keys were the subject of a feature profile on CBS Sunday Morning. Band mates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney return to their home town of Akron, Ohio, to take a tour of their old neighborhood, visit with family, take a spot on their high school's Wall of Fame, and discuss their rise to being what the show says "may be the hottest rock band in the country." While headlining Coachella on Friday, they were joined by John Fogerty to honor Levon Helm with a performance of The Band's "The Weight." The Los Angeles Times says "the night belonged to the Black Keys—and to Helm." Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Video Televisionthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/record-store-day-releases-black-keys-dr-john-billy-bragg-wilco-sara-watkins-carolina-chocolate-drops-out-now-2012-04-21April 21, 2012|0 commentsRecord Store Day Releases from Black Keys, Dr. John, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Sara Watkins, Carolina Chocolate Drops Out Now
Happy Record Store Day! Nonesuch Records has made a series of special releases available today in honor of the fifth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Among the artists releasing albums and singles today are The Black Keys, Dr. John, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Sara Watkins, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. A limited quantity of each Record Store Day title is also available on the Nonesuch Store now.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-announce-australia-tour-after-coachella-headlining-debut-anthony-bourdain-no-reservations-2012-04-16April 16, 2012|0 commentsThe Black Keys Announce Australia Tour After Coachella Headlining Debut, Appear on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations"
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.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Televisionthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-headline-lollapalooza-2012-madou-mariam-perform-2012-04-11April 11, 2012|0 comments
The Black Keys will be headlining the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, which runs from August 3 to 5 in Chicago's Grant Park. Their fellow headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, and Jack White. Also performing are Amadou & Mariam, whose new album, Folila, is out in the US this week. The Black Keys headline Coachella this week and next then launch the next leg of their North American arena tour with special guests Arctic Monkeys.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-announce-european-tour-dates-november-december-2012-04-02April 02, 2012|0 comments
Following the release of their critically acclaimed new album El Camino and a sold-out European tour earlier this year, The Black Keys have announced new European dates in November and December 2012. The tour includes concerts in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Holland, and Germany. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday. As the NME wrote of the band’s recent UK tour, "The Black Keys have slowly but surely become one of the biggest bands in the world—and going by this wonderfully charged performance, it’s not difficult to understand why."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-return-madison-square-garden-following-never-better-homecoming-show-cleveland-2012-03-22March 22, 2012|0 commentsThe Black Keys Return to Madison Square Garden Following "Never-Better" Homecoming Show in Cleveland (Plain Dealer)
The Black Keys return to NYC for the second of two shows at Madison Square Garden tonight, following their first-ever headlining show at the venue earlier this month, which the AP says "electrified" the place. The band had a homecoming show at The Q in Cleveland Tuesday. "I’ve caught the Black Keys in a variety of settings," says the Cleveland Plain Dealer's John Soeder. "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." The Chicago Tribune reports from Monday's show at the United Center that the band's sound remains full of "brawny riffs and rolling, tumbling drums that swing hard."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-bring-arena-tour-chicago-united-center-2012-03-19March 19, 2012|1 comments
The Black Keys take their North American arena tour to Chicago for a performance at the United Center tonight. At Friday's show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, "11,000 attendees rallied around Auerbach's flawless and precise solos and Carney's caveman beats," says the Indianapolis Star. Auerbach tells the Chicago Tribune: "There’s something about those old arenas, where it feels larger than life. It’s like walking into a (big-league) baseball or basketball game, it’s on a different level, and I love that.” At the same time, he tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "We don't change anything, whether we're playing on a small stage or a big stage."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-electrified-madison-square-garden-ap-exclaims-exhilarating-bluesy-and-loud-2012-03-13March 13, 2012|0 comments
The Black Keys' North American arena tour brought the band to NYC last night for a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, the band's first-ever headlining show at the venue. They head next to Canada for shows in Montreal tonight and Toronto tomorrow. "The Black Keys are rock stars, and their traditional rock sound electrified Madison Square Garden on Monday night," exclaims the AP, which calls the show "exhilarating, bluesy and loud." Rolling Stone says: "[T]he songs from El Camino cast a spell over the packed arena as Auerbach wound their hooks into broad, euphoric payoffs."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-play-sold-out-madison-square-garden-after-rapturous-show-philadelphia-2012-03-12March 12, 2012|0 commentsThe Black Keys Set to Play Sold-Out Madison Square Garden After "Rapturous" Show in Philadelphia (Inquirer)
The Black Keys have brought their North American arena tour to New York City for a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden tonight with special guests Arctic Monkeys, following the weekend's stellar shows in DC and Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer raves: "They are a big band in these small times, and Saturday night they delivered a smoking-gun performance—which is to say they killed—at the sold-out Wells Fargo Center." The Washington Post exclaims: "Friday night the band thrilled the crowd that packed Verizon Center with nearly two hours of a brand of guitar rock whose demise, judging from this show, has been greatly exaggerated."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourthe black keyshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-record-store-day-black-keys-dr-john-billy-bragg-wilco-sara-watkins-carolina-chocolate-drops-2012-03-06March 06, 2012|0 commentsNonesuch Offers Record Store Day Releases from Black Keys, Dr. John, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Sara Watkins, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Nonesuch Records will make a series of special releases available on Saturday, April 21, in honor of the fifth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Included are a deluxe vinyl edition of The Black Keys' El Camino; Dr. John's new album, Locked Down, on vinyl; a 3CD/DVD set of Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions; and limited-edition 7" vinyl singles of Sara Watkins covering The Everly Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops taking on Run-DMC.