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THE BLACK KEYS

with Arctic Monkeys

1STBANK Center

11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO 80021

Monday, April 30, 2012 – 7:30pm

 

AEG Live is thrilled to announce THE BLACK KEYS at 1STBANK Center Monday, April 30, 2012.  

Doors 6:30pm || Show 7:30pm.

THE BLACK KEYS’ NEW ALBUM EL CAMINO DEBUTS AT #2

DUO, CURRENTLY FEATURED ON COVER OF ROLLING STONE,
ANNOUNCES SECOND LEG OF U.S. TOUR

RECORD PRODUCED BY DANGER MOUSE AND THE BLACK KEYS

“…tremendous, hook-laden, all-killer-no-filler, by some distance the most powerful, compelling rock album of the year.”  —Independent, *****

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.”

Los Angeles Times

The Black Keys’ new album, El Camino, released December 6 on Nonesuch Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. The duo is currently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time (January 19 issue). In celebration of the release, embarks on the first leg of their North American tour this March, featuring sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center, DC’s Verizon Center, and two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden followed by a second batch of April dates, including shows at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center and Seattle’s Key Arena. Special guests Arctic Monkeys open on the tour (complete schedule on next page). Concert ticket and album packages are available at the band’s site. The Black Keys are teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans access to some of the best seats in the house. Proceeds will benefit Community Support Services in Akron, OH and W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, TN.  

In anticipation of the release, the duo recently joined Steve Buscemi on the December 2 episode of Saturday Night Live. This was the band’s second time in 2011 as musical guests on the show, a “rare distinction,” says Rolling Stone. Other recent television appearances include The Colbert Report and the Late Show with David Letterman. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, El Camino was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. In advance of the release, the album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” was released in October, to acclaim from fans and press; the song climbed the radio charts rapidly and is currently #1 on the AAA chart and has spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Alternative chart.  It also has entered the top 10 at Rock radio. Additionally, the accompanying video has been viewed nearly six million times on YouTube. See reverse for complete El Camino track list.

Describing the sound of the album, drummer Patrick Carney tells Rolling Stone, “Every record, we figure out the mood and stick with that. With Brothers, we were listening to a lot of hip-hop and old R&B and drawing from that. This is the first record we’ve made where it’s all rock & roll.” And in an interview with Spin Magazine Auerbach says, “I’ve never been into guitar solos. I really like when every instrument in the band is a rhythm instrument. This record has a lot of that going on—guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards all working together as a rhythm instrument. But unlike Brothers, which has more of these slower songs with an open feeling, [the new LP] is definitely fast.”

El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In May 2010 they released their breakthrough album, Brothers. It won three Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award, and topped numerous year-end lists. Brothers, which included the hit singles “Tighten Up” and “Howlin’ for You,” has been certified Gold in the U.S. and U.K., and Platinum in Canada. U.S. sales are nearly one million and counting.

For more information, please contact
Mary Moyer, Asha Goodman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000,
mary@sacksco.com, asha.goodman@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.

 

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 U.S. 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.

TRACK-LISTING

1. Lonely Boy

2. Dead and Gone

3. Gold on the Ceiling

4. Little Black Submarines

5. Money Maker

6. Run Right Back

7. Sister

8. Hell of a Season

9. Stop Stop

10. Nova Baby

11. Mind Eraser

 

THE BLACK KEYS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

 

March 2 *         Cincinnati, OH             US Bank Arena

March 3 *         Detroit, MI                    Joe Louis Arena

March 4 *         Columbus, OH              Jerome Schottenstein Center

March 6 *         Portland, ME                 Cumberland Co. Civic Center

March 7 *         Boston, MA                  TD Garden

March 9 *         Washington, DC            Verizon Center

March 10 *       Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center

March 12 *       New York, NY             Madison Square Garden

March 13 *       Montreal, QC                Bell Centre

March 14 *       Toronto, ON                 Air Canada Centre

March 16 *       Indianapolis, IN             Conseco Fieldhouse

March 18 *       Grand Rapids, MI          Van Andel Arena

March 19 *       Chicago, IL                   United Center

March 20 *       Cleveland, OH              Quicken Loans Arena

March 22 *       New York, NY             Madison Square Garden

March 23 *       Norfolk, VA                  Constant Convocation Center

April 25 *          Austin, TX                    Frank Erwin Center

April 27 *          St. Louis, MO               Chaifetz Arena

April 28 *          Tulsa, OK                     BOK Center

April 30 *          Denver, CO                  1STBANK Center

May 2 *            Salt Lake City, UT        Maverick Center

May 4 *            Oakland, CA                 Oracle Arena

May 5 *            Sacramento, CA            Power Balance Pavilion

May 7 *            Portland, OR                 Rose Garden

May 8 *            Seattle, WA                  Key Arena

May 9 *            Vancouver, BC             Rogers Arena

May 11 *          Calgary, AB                  Saddledome

May 12 *          Edmonton, AB              Rexall Place

May 14 *          Winnipeg, MB               MTS Centre

May 15 *          Minneapolis, MN           Target Center

May 16 *          Milwaukee, WI             Bradley Center

*Arctic Monkeys support

For more information, please contact
Mary Moyer, Asha Goodman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000,
mary@sacksco.com, asha.goodman@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 12PM!!!

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE online at www.TicketHorse.com, order by phone CALL 866.461.6556, TicketHorse kiosks located at all Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores (credit cards only) OR AT PEPSI cENTER DURING NORMAL BOX OFFICE HOURS.

 

General Admission Floor and Bowl tickets are $55.00 - $59.50 plus applicable service charges.

 All ages are welcome.

 

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