Black Keys New Album and European Tour to start.

The Black Keys have recently released their seventh new album “El Camino” the US rock band who come from Akron in Ohio, were formed in 2001 by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The black keys have got bigger and bigger through an undeground following which has grown more and more over the last 10 years, their sound is a blue rock sound. Although they have been around for over 10 years they only broke through with the album brothers which included the single Tighten Up. El Camimo has reached number 2 in the billboard charts.

The new album has had rave reviews from The Independent Newspaper who said

‘Tremendous, hook-laden, all-killer-no-filler, by some distance the most powerful, compelling rock album of the year.’

The La Times gushed

‘Sometimes, a CD scratches an itch you didn’t even know you had, and El Camino is that record. It’s a summer record released in the winter, a dance record that just happens to rock. It’s a party record, a driving down the highway, ‘I’m in love with rock and roll, and I’ll be out all night’ record. Really, the only question is whether, this late in the year, this constitutes the best rock album of 2011 or 2012. It’ll probably be both.’

The Black keys start their sold out european tour this month and it continues across February 2012 the band will play dates in major UK cities like Nottingham Edinburgh and Manchester, the stand out dates on the tour are 3 dates at Alexandra Palace.

The latest album has gone silver in the UK and is produced by Danger mouse. The 11 track album includes the single Lonely boy, the new black keys single will be Gold on the Ceiling. Check out the video for Lonely Boy on YouTube.

The Black Keys – Akron, OH natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney – released their debut album, The Big Come Up, in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004). In 2006 they signed to Nonesuch Records in the US and released their fourth album, Magic Potion, which was followed by the Danger Mouse-produced Attack & Release in 2008. El Camino is the first Black Keys album Nonesuch released worldwide.

Black Keys European Tour Schedule

Mon Jan 23 Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue Jan 24 Zenith, Lille, France
Wed Jan 25 Zenith, Paris, France
Fri Jan 27 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Sat Jan 28 Arena, Berlin, Germany
Mon Jan 30 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Tue Jan 31 Maag Hall, Zurich, Switzerland .
Wed Feb 1 Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland
Fri Feb 3 Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
Sat Feb 4 Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, UK
Mon Feb 6 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Tue Feb 7 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Thu Feb 9 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Fri Feb 10 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Sat Feb 11 Alexandra Palace, London, UK

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