Posts Tagged ‘Tour Dates’

Update 22/2/09 Tour Dates released:

3 April 2009
The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
4 April 2009
The Zoo, Brisbane
6 April 2009
The Basement, Sydney
7 April 2009
The Annadale Hotel, Sydney
9 April 2009
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Read a review of this show here
10 April 2009
East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Byron Bay
11 April 2009
Boogie Festival, Tallarook, VIC

The story The Black keys Fan Lounge told 28/1/09 below:

It hasn’t received much press here, and hasn’t been officially acknowledged elsewhere that I can find, but it seems Dan Auerbach will be making some solo appearances in Australia much sooner than expected to support his new solo album ‘Keep It Hid’.

I was casually reading the Melbourne street press today and there was an ad for the Boogie festival held over the April 10,11 and 12 (Easter) weekend, 2009, near Melbourne. To my surprise it noted on the bill: “Dan Auerbach from Black Keys (USA)”.

Looks like a pretty cool boutique style festival and line up. Eddy Current Suppression Ring is headlining and we reported here in June 2008 that The Black Keys had name checked them in an interview so perhaps Dan wanted to be playing at the festival with them.

No doubt this date and others will be up on Dan’s MySpace soon. Concert promoters here have obviously got a jump on the offical word in an effort advertise their festival. Dan will probably be playing a stand alone show in Melbourne , Sydney and Brisbane around this date. Hacienda will be backing Dan in Australia like will be in the USA before this tour and appearing seperately it seems.

I suggest Dan will also be appearing at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Byron Bay, which is held over the same weekend. It makes obvious sense if he is around for the Melbourne gig and only the first round of acts have been announced for this festival so far. The Black Keys have, of course, played the Blues and Roots festival before. It really will be stellar line up at one of the worlds premier Blues and Roots festivals.

Looks like I’m going to have to change my holiday plans around this unexpected and welcome visit. Wicked. Stay tuned for further tour dates in Australia as they are announced…



Read Full Post »

I’m thinking in 2008 The Black Keys did more shows than in any other year.  Pat from The Black Keys told me in an interview I did with him for this website he reckons it was at least 75 shows.

This year I thought I’d keep this page updated with all 2009 tour dates so as to do a count up at years end.

No doubt 2009 will be much less than 2008 since there’s not an album to support immediately and there are Dan’s solo shows to accommodate.

Tour dates 2009:

2 January
Byron Entertainment Centre – Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

3 January
Coolangatta Hotel – Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

4 January
Lake Kawana Community Centre – Bokarina, Sunshine Coast, Australia

5 January
The Arena – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

7 January
Coffs Ex-Services Club

8 January
Panthers – Newcastle West, NSW, Australia

9 January
Luna Park – Sydney, NSW, Australia

10 January
Waves – Towradgi, NSW, Australia

11 January
Palais Theatre – St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Read a review of this show here

29 January
The Fillmore – Detroit, MI, USA

30 January
Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH, USA – SOLD OUT

31 January
Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH, USA

4 February
Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD, USA

5 February
Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA, USA

6 February
Terminal 5 – New York, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

7 February
Terminal 5 – New York, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

8 February
Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ, USA

16 April
The Glass House – Pomona, CA, USA

17 April
Coachella – Indio, CA, USA

18 April
Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA, USA

25 April
Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland, OH, USA

27 April
Skully’s Music Diner- Columbus, OH, USA

30 April
Contemporary Arts Center – New Orleans, LA, USA

5 June
Three Rivers Art Festival – Pittsburgh, PA, USA

6 June
The Roots Picnic, Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA, USA

7 June
Independence Jam, Oceanside Pier, Plaza Ampitheatre, Oceanside, CA, USA

8 July
Ottawa Blues Fest, Ottawa, Canada

10 July
The Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY, USA

16 July
Twilight Concert Series @ Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

17 July
Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA

18 July
Mile High Music Festival – Commerce City, CO, USA

2 August
All Points West – Jersey City, NJ, USA

30 October
Voodoo Experience Festival – New Orleans, LA, USA

Read Full Post »

Metro Theatre, Sydney, 2003

It must have been mid-2003 and ‘Set you Free’ was being played a fair bit on Triple J radio. A friend from work mentioned they were going but neither of us really knew what we were in for. I think like most people, we were blown away by the intense power of just two people on stage. I don’t think I even knew there only two people in the band before I went to the gig. It was even more memorable because another friend had bought tickets to see Cat Power the same night and has since regretted that decision for ever more.

The Forum, Melbourne, 2004

Seeing the Keys at this gig in late March 2004 was almost purely by accident. It was the night before I was to fly to New Zealand for a year. I was having dinner with a group of friends and two of those friends, Todd and Bec, mentioned they had to go to a gig later. Upon hearing what they were going to see and that they knew it wasn’t sold out, meant I ate my dinner a lot faster. The Forum has to be my favourite venue in Melbourne and the olympian statues that adorn the walls fairly shook that night.

The Kings Arms, Auckland, 2005

Now I’m fairly sure this gig was in early 2005 but it may have been in late 2004. I didn’t know anyone in New Zealand who had the faintest idea who the Black Keys were. I went along by myself and actually walked past Dan talking to some people out front. The Kings Arms is a pretty small venue, but arguably the best for live music in Auckland. It really is just a pub with a long room and bar with the band set up at one end. I do remember a drunk 40-ish woman stumbling onto the stage and nearly knocking over a speaking as the boys played on. Very rock.

Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 2007

Unfortunately I was a bit tardy in buying tickets and consequently had to stand in the back area of the ground floor. Kind of a pain as my girlfriend isn’t that tall. I also came to the conclusion that getting your girlfriend to like the same bands as you can be a real mission. Not sure if I liked this Magic Potion tour gig as much as others, maybe because of the cranky girlfriend or maybe because the set just seemed too dominated by power chords and the band lost some of its subtlety behind the biggest wall of sound i’d heard them produce in concert. Nevertheless, I loved the large inflatable tyre backdrop to the show.

Manning Bar, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2008

A storming show in an intimate environment. Read my quasi-review of the show here.

Read Full Post »