- March 24, 2012
- Purchase tickets at LiveNation.com, the Bojangles’ Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000
- $51.50 & $41.50
- Buy Now
The Black Keys
with special guests Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys will embark on the first leg of their U.S. tour this March in support of their new album, El Camino. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, El Camino was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. In advance of the release, the album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” was released October 26, 2011 to acclaim from fans and press; the song has been climbing the radio charts rapidly and is rising toward #1 on the Alternative and AAA charts. Additionally, the accompanying video has been viewed nearly three million times on YouTube.
El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys’ career. In May 2010 they released their breakthrough album, Brothers. Debuting at #2 in the U.S., 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 “Tighten Up” and “Howlin’ for You,” has been certified Gold in the U.S. and U.K., and Platinum in Canada. Worldwide sales are now over one million and counting.
The Black Keys - Akron, OH natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney - 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 U.S. 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.
Please note: We’re expecting a near capacity crowd for this show and another concert will be taking place the same night at Ovens Auditorium (located next to the Coliseum) so please allow extra time for traffic and parking. The parking lot will open at 12noon and the Box Office/Will Call opens at 10:00AM. PortaJons will be provided in the parking lot for those arriving early.
There will also be an entrance for General Admission (GA) tickets holders, which will allow you to go directly to the floor of the Coliseum. Signs will be posted directing you where to line up.