The Black Keys is an American rock duo from Akron, Ohio, that formed in 2001. The duo, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, started out as an independent act recording in basements and self producing their own records. They emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during 2010. They are now embarking on a world tour with multiple support acts, including including Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent. They will be stopping at the ACL Live Moody Theater to perform for a TV taping.
Their debut album, The Big Come Up, was released in 2002, and earned them a deal with Fat Possum Records. The Black Keys built up their fan base by playing small clubs and festivals. In 2004, they released their third album, Rubber Factory,which lead them to a major record deal with Nonesuch Records in 2006.
The Black Keys had their breakthrough in 2012 with Brothers, which included the popular single “Tighten Up.” The single helped the album win three Grammy Awards. In 2011, their follow-up album, El Camino, received strong reviews and peaked number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album allowed the duo to hit the road for their first arena tour, El Camino Tour. The album and its hit single “Lonely Boy” won three Grammy Awards. In May, The Black Keys released their eighth album, Turn Blue, which is the duo’s first number one album in the U.S. and Australia. The taping will be the last of the season for ACL.
The Black Keys at ACL Live
Monday, November 17, 2014
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