Some musicians and rock group might have a smooth but short ride to fame, while some might have to go through a slow but steady build up before they can conquer the Billboards. Black Keys, on the other hand, had a little of both – a smooth ride to fame, but something that they had to wait almost a decade to come.
The Black Keys has its roots in Akron, OH. The group started in 2001 with its two members – Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. Auerbach handles the guitar and the vocals, while Carney is on the drums. What started out as an independent act slowly bloomed into a mainstream rock duo partly because of the support of the underground music scene. This rise to fame however took more than a decade and actually caught them by surprise. During most of their career, they were able to sell about 2 million albums in the US alone. The rock duo has worked with such record labels as Alive, Fat Possum, Nonesuch, and V2.
Just recently, the group has released their video for their track, “Little Black Submarines”. The said single would be officially released on October 8th and comes right off their album, “El Camino”. The said album was able to hit the second spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This success has led them to start doing arena concerts. The video, on the other hand, features a filmed live performance that can be likened to that of the video for “Gold on the Ceiling”. The video was shot in a a quaint little club in Nashville named, “Springwater Supper Club”. According to reports, the club used to be the site for speakeasy.
Although the group is originally from the US, they have slowly been building up their fan base in the UK so much so that, as early as now, they are already announcing their December UK Tour dates. The full UK tour of the duo would be held in large arena-style places in order to accommodate their growing number of fans. The first of the shows would be held in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena. This would be followed by a show in Glasgow followed by Birmingham and then a show in Manchester. The rock duo would be capping everything with a 2-night show in, where else, The O2 in London! The London show would take place on the 12th of December.
The Black Keys is also set to record their follow-up album to their critically acclaimed 2011 one by 2013 once they have finished all the touring commitments that they have. Aside form the UK Tour, the duo is also slated to appear and perform in Australia and NEw Zealand. Although the duo have admitted that they already have blocked some time to do hold the recording sessions, there’s no word yet on when they think this album would be finished and be made available to the fans.
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