THE BLACK KEYS’ NEW SONG “TURN BLUE” PREMIERES ON “SERIOUS BOREDOM”

ALBUM OUT MAY 13 ON NONESUCH RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE “FEVER” PREMIERES

“Turn Blue has a groove­driven psychedelic glaze.” —Rolling Stone

Turn Blue,” the title track of The Black Keys’ new album, premiered earlier today on Patrick Carney’s SiriusXM show, “Serious Boredom,” and can be heard here. Out May 13 on Nonesuch Records, Turn Blue was produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Carney and features 11 new tracks including the first single, “Fever,” which can be heard at theblackkeys.com and YouTube. The single is also on sale—alone or as a free instant download with album preorders—at theblackkeys.com/turnblue; the LP, CD or digital version may also be ordered as part of ticket and T-shirt bundles at the band’s site. Digital pre-orders are available at iTunes.

The Black Keys will headline the Hangout Festival in Alabama on May 16 before embarking on an extensive European festival tour this summer. See below for complete track listing and tour details.

Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in L.A. during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above

Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the U.K.; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.

For more information, please contact Mary Moyer, Asha Goodman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

Turn Blue
1. Weight of Love
2. In Time
3. Turn Blue
4. Fever
5. Year in Review
6. Bullet in the Brain
7. It’s Up to You Now
8. Waiting on Words
9. 10 Lovers
10. In Our Prime
11. Gotta Get Away  


THE BLACK KEYS TOUR

(additional dates to be announced)


May 16-18 /// Gulf Shores, AL /// Hangout Music Fest
June 20 /// Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany /// Southside Festival
June 22 /// Scheessel, Germany /// Hurricane Festival
June 24 /// Zagreb, Croatia /// Inmusic Festival
June 25 /// Pilton, U.K. /// Glastonbury
June 27 /// St. Gallen, Switzerland /// Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)
June 28 /// Beuningen, Holland /// Down The Rabbit Hole
July 2 /// Gdansk, Poland /// Open’er Festival
July 4 /// Pas-de-Calais, France /// Main Square Festival
July 5 /// Werchter, Belgium /// Festivalpark Werchter
July 6 /// Belfort, France /// Les Eurockennes
July 8 /// Rome, Italy /// Rock In Rome
July 11 /// Lisboa, Portugal /// Optimus Alive
July 12 /// Bilbao, Spain /// Bilbao – BBK Live
July 15 /// Nîmes, France /// Festival de Nîmes
July 17 /// Les Vieilles Charrues, France /// Les Vieilles Charrues
July 20 /// Suffolk, U.K. /// Latitude Festival
July 22 /// Nyon, Switzerland /// Paleo Festival