THE BLACK KEYS WIN THREE GRAMMY AWARDS
EL CAMINO CERTIFIED RIAA PLATINUM
The Black Keys win three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. The celebrated duo also performed their hit song “Lonely Boy” with Dr. John and Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the live, televised awards ceremony. The awards culminate a highly successful series of years for the band, whose critically acclaimed Nonesuch album, El Camino, was recently certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, the record is Gold in Belgium, Spain and Holland ; Platinum in Ireland, France and the UK; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In 2010, the duo won three Grammy Awards for their breakout album, Brothers.
The Black Keys will continue to tour throughout 2013, including headlining appearances at Lollapalooza Brazil on March 30 and at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 5. See below for complete details. Touring highlights over the past year include sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center and DC’s Verizon Center; two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden; and headlining appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL Festival and The Global Poverty Project's Global Festival. They have also toured extensively overseas this year, including two sold out shows at the O2 Arena in London. Additionally, on December 15, the duo joined The Rolling Stones on stage for their final “50 and Counting” concert. The special “One More Shot” event was telecast live via pay-per-view and streamed online.
MTV called a recent live performance “a set of searing, hard-riffing rock, one that had the 60,000 who packed Central Park’s Great Lawn losing their collective minds,” while Rolling Stone calls this year’s series of shows “their biggest, baddest tour ever.”
Released December 6, 2011 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 #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and the band is the #1 most played artist at Alternative and AAA radio formats for 2012. The album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” reached #1 on the Alternative and AAA charts; it also entered the top 10 at Rock radio. The second single, “Gold on the Ceiling,” also reached #1 on Alternative radio and the third single, “Little Black Submarines” is currently top 3 at Alternative radio. In addition to El Camino’s success, Brothers was recently certified RIAA Platinum.
THE BLACK KEYS TOUR
*with special guests The Flaming Lips
March 30 /// Sao Paulo, Brazil /// Lollapalooza Brazil
April 2 /// Montevideo, Uruguay /// Rock N Fall
April 3 /// Buenos Aires, Argentina /// El Festival Mas Grande
April 7 /// Santiago, Chile /// Lollapalooza Chile
April 28 /// Kansas City, MO /// Sprint Center*
April 30 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// CONSOL Energy Center*
May 2 /// Atlanta, GA /// Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
May 3 /// Nashville, TN /// Bridgestone Arena*
May 4 /// Memphis, TN /// Beale Street Music Festival
May 5 /// New Orleans, LA /// Jazz Fest
May 10 /// Napa, CA /// BottleRock Napa Valley
July 11 /// Raleigh, NC /// Time Warner Cable Pavilion*
July 12 /// Greenville, SC /// Charter Amphitheatre*