BREAKING NEWS

THE BLACK KEYS - Live at The O2, Dublin on August 22nd

THE BLACK KEYS
Live at The O2, Dublin on August 22nd 
**Tickets on sale Thursday 16 February**

Fresh from the success of current album El Camino, Grammy award winning The Black Keys have announced a major Irish headline date at The O2, Dublin on August 22nd.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets priced from €39.05 including booking fee are on sale from Thursday, 16 February at 9am from: 

-          100 Ticketmaster Outlets throughout Ireland

-          24 hour hotlines (ROI) 0818 719 300 (NI) 0844 847 24 55, (International) +353 1 4569 569

-          Online:  www.ticketmaster.ie

Lonely Boy… and the rest seem to locate an imaginary button that makes grown adults want to play air guitar and perform drum patterns on their knees - **** THE GUARDIAN 

… crunching appeal of riffs like "Lonely Boy" that have the capacity crowd rocking madly, a tight mass of bodies punching the air with a gleeful assertion - ***** THE INDEPENDENT

…the duo from Akron, Ohio, rose to the challenge with a sure-footed flourish… It was amazing to see the galvanising effect that this combination of ancient but rowdy musical ingredients had… - **** THE TIMES

…the kind of euphoric din you can punch the sky to. The valedictory noise of Lonely Boy was a case in point… - **** DAILY TELEGRAPH 

El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In May 2010 they 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 are now over one million and counting.

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 30s making music with your best friend. We’ve experienced everything from driving a thousand miles to play for no one to winning Grammys.” 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.”

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. 

Tickets for The Black Keys, live at The O2, Dublin, are on sale from Thursday 16 February 

For more see: www.theblackkeys.com / www.mcd.ie / www.ticketmaster.ie 

February 10, 2012 2:34pm by MCD   Comments (0)

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