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The Black Keys Popping Up For Brothers

05/11/2010
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In conjunction with the release of The Black Keys new album, Brothers, on May 18th, the band will launch an exclusive pop-up store at New York City's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, one of downtown New York's most vital community institutions.

The pop-up store will be open from May 18 through May 20 only, highlighted by an intimate performance by The Black Keys on May 19 from which 100% of ticket proceeds will go directly to Housing Works, Inc., which provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. The Housing Works pop-up store will offer The Black Keys' merchandise, including the limited-edition collectible hardbound book/deluxe edition of Brothers, otherwise available only on the band's website: www.theblackkeys.com. A portion of the proceeds from all merchandise sold will go directly to the Housing Works charity.

The Black Keys will tour extensively this summer and fall to support Brothers, including an opening slot for Pearl Jam at Madison Square Garden on May 20, as well as performances on the Late Show with David Letterman on May 25 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on May 26. The tour also includes two sold out shows at Central Park's SummerStage on July 27 and 28; headlining shows with The Morning Benders, The Whigs, and Nicole Atkins; dates with Kings of Leon; and a performance with The Flaming Lips in Canandaigua, NY

Brothers arrives on the heels of three other acclaimed projects the band released in the past year: Dan Auerbach's solo effort, Keep It Hid, the debut LP from Patrick Carney's band Drummer, and Blakroc, a collaboration between The Black Keys and renowned MCs including RZA, Mos Def, Q-Tip, and Raekwon.

The new album includes the Danger Mouse-produced song "Tighten Up" (streaming now on the band's MySpace page: myspace.com/theblackkeys) and a cover of the Jerry Butler classic "Never Gonna Give You Up." The remaining songs on Brothers are written, performed and produced by The Black Keys. Carney admits Brothers is the album they've always wanted to make and taps into their creative force as a duo. "Dan and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and I think these songs reflect that."

May 20 Madison Square Garden New York, NY*
May 25 Late Show with David Letterman New York, NY
May 26 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon New York, NY
June 2 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT†
June 3 The Fillmore Denver, CO†
June 4 The Crossroads Kansas City, MO†
June 5 Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival Ozark, AR
June 8 First Ave Minneapolis, MN†
June 9 First Ave Minneapolis, MN†
June 10 The Pageant St. Louis, MO†
June 11 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
July 23 Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands PAC Canandaigua, NY§
July 24 Nautica Amphitheatre Cleveland, OH
July 26 DAR Constitution Hall Washington, D.C. #
July 27 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY#
July 28 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY#
July 30 Great Plaza at Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA#
July 31 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA#
August 1 Osheaga Festival Montreal, QC
August 3 Kool Haus Toronto, ON#
August 6 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
August 8 Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA#
August 9 The Anchor Inn Omaha, NE#
August 11 Iroquois Amphitheatre Louisville, KY#
August 12 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN#
August 13 The LC Amphitheatre Columbus, OH#
August 14 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI#
September 2 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY%
September 3 Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis, IN^
September 4 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH^
September 7 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA^
September 8 Hershey Park Stadium & Star Pavilion Hershey, PA^
September 9 Charlottesville Pavilion Charlottesville, VA%
September 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC^
September 11 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA^
September 13 Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC^
September 14 Orange Peel Asheville, NC%
September 15 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA^
September 17 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL^
September 18 Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, FL^
September 20 Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham, AL^
September 21 House of Blues New Orleans, LA%
September 22 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX^
September 23 Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX^
September 25 Soma San Diego, CA§§
September 27 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA§§
September 29 The Fox Oakland, CA§§
October 2 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA§§
October 3 The Orpheum Vancouver, BC§§
October 4 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR§§
October 10 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK§§

*—with Pearl Jam
†—with Brian Olive
§—with The Flaming Lips
#—with The Morning Benders
^—with Kings of Leon and The Whigs
%—with The Whigs
§§—with Nicole Atkins

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