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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-kick-off-north-american-tour-90-minutes-their-patented-hard-chopping-blues-mtv-2012-03-06
    March 06, 2012|0 comments

    The Black Keys kicked off the first leg of their months-long North American arena tour with performances in Cincinnati, Detroit, and Columbus and hit the East Coast this week. Friday night's tour opener was "90 minutes of their patented hard-chopping blues," reports MTV. Playing arenas is "an amazing accomplishment for a group that has put in more than their share of road work and had the kind of slow-and-steady climb that rarely happens in this era of rocket-straight-to-the-top pop stars or grind-'em-out club bands." The Columbus Dispatch reports from Sunday's show: "The tunes were loud, the musicianship tight but relaxed and the vibe just right."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-launch-north-american-tour-2012-03-02
    March 02, 2012|0 comments

    The Black Keys launch the first leg of their months-long North American tour with a performance at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, tonight, followed by shows in arenas like New York’s Madison Square Garden, Boston’s TD Garden, and Chicago’s United Center, with special guests Arctic Monkeys opening all along the way. In mid-April, the band headlines two weekends at the sold-out Coachella festival and heads out on the road again for the second leg of the North American tour.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-the-black-keys-perform-lonely-boy-bbc-radio-1-zane-lowe-2012-02-17
    February 17, 2012|0 comments

    The Black Keys visited the BBC's Maida Vale studios earlier this week for a special episode of BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show, which included a 40-minute set for a live studio audience that was webcast live. You can watch their performance of "Lonely Boy" here. This Sunday, CBC Television in Canada will be airing a feature-length interview The Black Keys gave CBC Radio Q; watch a preview here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-announce-european-summer-tour-2012-02-14
    February 14, 2012|0 comments

    The Black Keys, fresh on the heels of a winter tour of Europe and in the lead-up to their North American tour, have announced a new run of European dates for this summer. The tour includes several sets at summer festivals—Way Out West, Øya, Flow, Lowlands, and Highfield—as well as headlining shows in Copenhagen and Dublin. The band performed "Lonely Boy" on Canal Plus' Le Grand Journal last night. Watch it here. The Evening Standard, reviewing their recent London show, says: "In our era of airbrushing and auto-tuning, the Ohio duo are a definitive argument for keeping things rugged and real."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-nominated-two-mtvu-woodie-awards-launch-three-night-sold-out-london-run-2012-02-09
    February 09, 2012|0 comments

    Congratulations to The Black Keys, who have been nominated for two mtvU Woodie Awards: Woodie of the Year (Artist of the Year) and Performing Woodie (Best Live Act). Voting has begun and runs through March 9. The Black Keys begin their three-night, sold-out run at Alexandra Palace in London tonight. The Times gives Monday's Manchester show four stars, suggesting that The Black Keys are "the new, pre-eminent pop stars of the blues." The Daily Telegraph gives four stars as well to the "triumphant" show.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-the-black-keys-gold-on-the-ceiling-video-2012-02-07
    February 08, 2012|0 comments

    The Black Keys' new music video for "Gold on the Ceiling," off their album El Camino, premiered Monday on MTV. The video was directed by Reid Long and captures the band both on stage and behind the scenes, at their album release show at New York's Webster Hall and on the road. SPIN calls the song "a punchy, swag-friendly rave-up." VH1 calls it "an honest, organic rock song that is as faithful to the roots of the genre as any modern band can be." MTV sums up the video succinctly: "It simply features The Black Keys doing what they do best: rocking the f*** out." Watch it here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-uk-tour-launch-another-fine-victory-pops-unlikely-lads-the-guardian-4-stars-2012-02-06
    February 06, 2012|0 comments

    The Black Keys launched the UK leg of their European tour with sold-out shows in Nottingham Friday and Edinburgh on Saturday. Up next are more sold-out shows in Manchester, followed by a three-night run in London. The Keys got the "crowd rocking madly, a tight mass of bodies punching the air" at Friday's show, notes the Independent in a perfect five-star review. The band has "turned an old-fashioned sound into something timeless," says the Guardian in a four-star review. "As Nottingham roars its approval, it's another fine victory for pop's unlikely lads." STV calls Saturday's show "spectacular."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-tore-through-90-plus-minutes-sweaty-snarling-stuff-mtv-berlin-arena-show-2012-01-30
    January 30, 2012|2 comments

    The Black Keys' European tour brought the band to Germany over the weekend. Saturday's show in Berlin was "positively devoured by the German crowd," reports MTV News. "Drawing heavily from their breakout Brothers album and the equally successful El Camino, the duo, aided by backing band for extra oomph, tore through 90-plus minutes of sweaty, snarling stuff, a full-bore workout for their triumphant run of U.S. arena shows, which kicks off in March." Up next are shows in Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands before seven in the UK.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-launch-tour-in-europe-2012-01-23
    January 23, 2012|1 comments

    The Black Keys launch their 2012 El Camino tour in Europe, with shows in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK. The band begins its North American arena tour on March 2 featuring sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center, DC’s Verizon Center, and two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden followed by a second batch of dates in April; special guests Arctic Monkeys open on the tour. The documentary This is a Concert by The Black Keys, shot at the band's album-release concert in NYC, is airing now on Palladia.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-headline-coachella-2012-presale-begins-second-leg-north-american-tour-2012-01-10
    January 10, 2012|0 comments

    The line-up for the 2012 Coachella festival has been announced, and The Black Keys will be headlining. Coachella, held at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California, will take place over two weekends, April 13–15 and April 20–22. The Black Keys lead the Friday slots. Headlining the other nights are Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg. The news comes just after The Black Keys announced the second leg of their North American tour with special guests Arctic Monkeys; fan presale for these dates begins today.

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