The Black Keys’ critically acclaimed Nonesuch album, El Camino, is certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, the record is Gold in Belgium, Spain and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the UK; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. This summer, the band will embark on a nationwide European tour. See below for complete details.
Last year, the duo won three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. The band also performed their Platinum-selling single “Lonely Boy” with Dr. John and Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the live, televised ceremony. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards, including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.
Released December 6, 2011, El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s adopted 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” reached top 3 at Alternative radio.
Touring highlights over the past few years include sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center and DC’s Verizon Center; two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden; and headlining appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL Festival, The Global Poverty Project’s Global Festival, the Ottawa Bluesfest and the Forecastle Festival. The band has also toured extensively overseas this year, including two sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London. Additionally, on December 15, 2012 the duo joined The Rolling Stones on stage for their final “50 and Counting” concert.