posted December 7, 2012Tweet
The Black Keys are nominated for five awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—“Album of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” “Best Rock Performance,” “Best Rock Song” and “Best Rock Album.” These honors conclude a highly successful year for the duo, whose critically acclaimed Nonesuch album, El Camino, was recently certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, the record is Gold in Belgium and Holland; Platinum in France, Ireland and UK; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In 2010, the duo won three Grammy Awards for their breakout album, Brothers.
The band is currently in the midst of a worldwide headlining arena tour and will return to the U.S. on December 30 and 31 for two special shows at Las Vegas’ The Joint (see below for remaining 2012 tour dates). Touring highlights over the past year include sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center, DC’s Verizon Center, and two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden, plus headlining appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and The Global Poverty Project's Global Festival. They’ve also toured extensively overseas this year including two upcoming nights at the 02 Arena in London. Of a recent live performance, MTV says, “a set of searing, hard-riffing rock, one that had the 60,000 who packed Central Park’s Great Lawn losing their collective minds,” while Rolling Stone calls it “their biggest, baddest tour ever.”
Released December 6, 2011 on Nonesuch Records, El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The record debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and the band is the #1 most played artist at Alternative and AAA radio formats for 2012. The album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” reached #1 on the Alternative and AAA charts; it also entered the top 10 at Rock radio. The second single, “Gold on the Ceiling,” also reached #1 on Alternative radio and the third single, “Little Black Submarines” is currently top 3 at Alternative radio. In addition to El Camino’s success, Brothers, was recently certified RIAA Platinum.
THE BLACK KEYS WORLDWIDE TOUR