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The Black Keys Announce Extensive Canadian Tour
February 22 2011

Band celebrates Platinum album with the biggest tour of their career

âone of the best rock ânâ roll bands on the planet.ââUncut Magazine
ârock minimalism pushed to the max.ââRolling Stone

For immediate release

Nonesuch recording artists The Black Keys have announced an extensive Canadian tour for this summer in support of their latest album Brothers. Brothers has received universal praise form the critics and fans alike. The album has already spawned two Modern Rock Radio smash hits âTighten Upâ and Howling For Youâ and Canada is the first territory in the world to deliver the band a Platinum record.

The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach (guitars / vocals) and Pat Carney (drums) recorded Brothers in a number of studios including the historic Muscle Shoals in Alabama. The result was an album documenting the band truly hitting its stride both artistically and creatively. Testament to that fact came last weekend when the band won two Grammy Awards; Best Rock Performance by a Group or Duo (âTighten Upâ) and Best Alternative Album (Brothers).

Brothers is iTunesâ Album of the Year and Rolling Stoneâs #2 Album of the Year for 2010. The record also topped American Songwriterâs year-end list and was featured on round-ups at NPR, Time Magazine, Magnet, Mojo, Q, Clash, and Uncut, among many others. The duo was also featured on the cover of Spin Magazineâs Best of 2010 issue.

The Black Keys formed in Akron Ohio and have, since that fateful day in 2001, released 6 full-length records and the hip hop collaboration Blakroc.

Opening for The Black Keys on their Canadian tour will be Cage The Elephant. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

6/27 Vancouver - Deer Lake Park
6/28 Calgary - Stampede Corral
6/29 Edmonton - Rexall Place
6/30 Saskatoon - TCU Place
7/2 Winnipeg - MTS Centre
7/7 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
7/10 Quebec City â Quebec City Summer Festival
7/11 Montreal - Bell Centre
7/12 London, ON â John Labatt Centre


For more information: Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada
P: (416) 758-1097
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