The Black Keys


Who are The black keys?

The Black Keys are an American Rock pair from Akron, Ohio, in 2001. Dan Auerbach is on vocals and Guitar, while Patrick Carney is on drums. The pair starts their journey as an independent act. While They recorded music in their basement and financed their music until they became the 2000s most popular garage rock artist band. Their song reflects Dan Auerbach’s blues, heavily influenced by various artists like Robert Johnson, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Howlin’ Wolf.

The Black Keys on the stage 
Dan Auerbach on guitar and Patrick Carney on drums
Dan Auerbach on guitar and Patrick Carney on drums

Band formation and their hits

The duo has been friends since childhood, but they form the band after dropping out of college. After performing with indie label Alive, their debut album, “The Big Come Up” (2002), and because of this, they earned a new deal with Fat Possum Records. Through many tours of small clubs, music festival appearances, frequent album releases, and broad licensing of their songs over the next decade, They built an underground fanbase.

However, their third album, “Rubber Factory” (2004), received critical acclaim and boosted the band’s profile. Leading to their signing a record deal with Nonesuch Records in 2006. After self-producing and recording their four albums in makeshift self-financed garage studio rooms. The duo professionally recorded “Attack & Release” (2008), their fifth album in a studio, and hired producer Danger Mouse, who became a main collaborator with the band.

The pair’s greatest achievements.

Their popular single “Tighten Up” won three Grammy Awards. The group’s commercial breakthrough came in 2010 with “Brothers” (6th album). Their 2011 follow-up El Camino (7th album) came at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and received strong reviews, leading them to the first arena concert tour of the band’s career, the El Camino Tour. The hit single “Lonely Boy” from the same album won three Grammy Awards. The eighth album, Turn Blue, was released in 2014, which was also their first number-one record in the US, Canada, and Australia.

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Dan Auerbach (L) and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys hold their awards for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "Tighten Up" and for Best Alternative Music Album for "Brothers" at the 53rd Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011.
Dan Auerbach (L) and Patrick Carney holding awards for Best Rock Performance for “Tighten Up” and for Best Alternative Music Album for “Brothers” at the 53rd Granny Award

Are they broken up?

After they completed the Turn Blue Tour in 2015, the duo took a step back for several years. While on, they worked on side projects and helped produce other artists.

What are they doing now?

They made a comeback with their ninth album, “Let’s Rock,” in 2019. Their tenth studio album Delta Kream released in 2021 and consisted of hill country blues covers.

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IS Black keys recording in 2022

Black keys are going strong with their new album Dropout Boogie. It is not official, but we think they are working on a new album.

Top Album of The Black Keys

No1.EL CAMINO (2011) Sales: 3,015,000, No.2.BROTHERS (2010) Sales: 2,340,000, No.3.TURN BLUE (2014) Sales: 680,000, No.4.ATTACK & RELEASE (2008) Sales: 658,000,

What happened to The Black Keys

Black keys fall in love with the author of this website.

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