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The Black Keysâ El Camino Out December 5 On Nonesuch Album Produced By Danger Mouse And The Black Keys
October 11 2011

The Black Keysâ new album El Camino will be released December 5 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the 11-track album was recorded at singer/guitarist Dan Auerbachâs Easy Eye Sound studio in the bandâs new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011.

In advance of the release, the albumâs first single, âLonely Boyâ, will be released on October 26. The complete track list is below; further details will be announced shortly. Pre-orders of El Camino begin today at and and include a download of the single, which will be delivered on October 26.

El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keysâ 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 âTighten Upâ and âHowlinâ for Youâ, 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 bandâs recent success, âWeâve taken the long road to get where we are. Itâs pretty cool to be in your early 30s making music with your best friend. Weâve experienced everything from driving a thousand miles to play for no one to winning Grammys.â Auerbach further describes the bandâs dynamic, âWe don't talk before we play. We donât practice before we record, we just fly by the seat of our pants.â He says of El Camino, âI think where this record is going to shine for me is playing the songs live. This record is more straight ahead rock and roll â raw, driving, and back to basics.â

The Black Keys â Akron, OH natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney â 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. El Camino is the first Black Keys album Nonesuch will release worldwide.

To coincide with the release of the new album The Black Keys have announced a headline tour of Europe in January & February 2012, including dates in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and the UK. Please see below for details.

El Camino track list

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

European Tour Schedule â January & February 2012
Mon Jan 23 Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue Jan 24 Zenith, Lille, France
Wed Jan 25 Zenith, Paris, France
Fri Jan 27 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Sat Jan 28 Arena, Berlin, Germany
Mon Jan 30 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Tue Jan 31 Maag Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
Wed Feb 1 Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland
Fri Feb 3 Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
Sat Feb 4 Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, UK
Mon Feb 6 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Tue Feb 7 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Thu Feb 9 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Fri Feb 10 Alexandra Palace, London, UK

For more information, please contact:

Dave Stelling
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