Date & Time: Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m.
On Sale Date: Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m.
Call toll free to order your tickets at 1-888-894-9424 or TTY 877-820-0008.
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Advance parking passes are available for the Gateway East Garage at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations, by calling 1-888-894-9424 and online by clicking here.
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In support of their latest album, El Camino, due out December 6th, Akron natives The Black Keys will embark on the first leg of their U.S. tour this spring, including a special performance at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m.! Tickets for the 2012 tour will be on sale to the public on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at www.theQarena.com, charge by phone at 1-888-894-9424, at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, and at one of Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations.
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 October 26, to acclaim from fans and press; the song has been climbing the radio charts rapidly and is rising toward #1 on the Alternative and AAA charts. Additionally, the accompanying video has been viewed nearly three million times on YouTube. In advance of the album release, five tracks from the record are currently streaming on the band’s web site. El Camino is available for pre-order at www.theblackkeys.com, www.nonesuch.com, and iTunes, with an instant download of the single “Lonely Boy” included.
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. Debuting at #2 in the U.S., 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 U.S. and U.K., and Platinum in Canada. Worldwide sales are now over one million and counting.
The Black Keys 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 will release worldwide.