Do the words El Camino ring a bell for anyone? Well, following the success of their latest studio album release entitled ‘El Camino’, The Black Keys have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date for Summer 2012. Although this gig takes place in the Summer of 2012, you may be expecting an outdoor event – but no, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Black Keys are heading for Dublin’s O2! The Black Keys will be performing live on stage at The O2 Dublin on Wednesday the 22nd of August 2012. Tickets for The Black Keys live at The O2 Dublin are priced from €39.05 including booking fee and will be on sale from Thursday the 16th of February 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Black Keys live at The O2 Dublin this coming August 2012.
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The Black Keys – consisting of 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 The Black Keys 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 follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In May 2010 The Black Keys released their breakthrough album, ‘Brothers’, to widespread critical acclaim. Debuting at #2 in the US, it went on to win three Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award, and topped numerous year-end lists, including iTunes, NPR, and Rolling Stone. Brothers, which included the hit singles ‘Tighten Up’ and ‘Howlin’ for You’, has been certified Gold in the US and UK, and Platinum in Canada. Worldwide sales for El Camino are now over 1 million and counting.
The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney said of the band’s recent success, “We’ve taken the long road to get where we are. It’s pretty cool to be in your early 30’s making music with your best friend. We’ve experienced everything from driving a thousand miles to play for no one to winning Grammys.”
Singer Dan Auerbach further describes the band’s dynamic, “We don’t talk before we play. We don’t practice before we record, we just fly by the seat of our pants.” He says of El Camino, “I think where this record is going to shine for me is playing the songs live. This record is more straight ahead rock and roll – raw, driving, and back to basics.”
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