The Black Keys’ Brothers: Billboard Behemoth (Debuts at #3)

Plus: Band Performs "Tighten Up" on Letterman

May 26, 2010
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Akron duo The Black Keys joined (former) Ohio brethren The National with a #3 Billboard Albums chart debut this week (The National's High Violet achieved that chart position the prior week). Brothers is Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney's fifth full-length and first since the Danger Mouse-produced 2008 Attack & Release (Danger Mouse reprised that role for Brothers' "Tighten Up"). The 73,369 units sold for the Keys' is their best debut to date. It's probably not because of the cover. (Meanwhile, Band of Horses' Infinite Arms debuted at #7.)

Also, The Black Keys performed "Tighten Up" on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. Check out that video below, along with their tour dates.

Tour Dates:

May 26 - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - New York, NY

June 2 - The Depot - Sold Out - Salt Lake City, UT†

June 3 - The Fillmore - Sold Out - Denver, CO†

June 4 - The Crossroads - Kansas City, MO†

June 5 - Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival - Ozark, AR

June 8 - First Ave - Sold Out - Minneapolis, MN†

June 9 - First Ave - Sold Out - Minneapolis, MN†

June 10 - The Pageant - Sold Out - 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 - Sold Out - Toronto, ON#

August 4 - 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 5 - Gelston Castle Estate - Mohawk, NY

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 - Sold Out - 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 - Sold Out - Portland, OR§§

October 8 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX

October 9 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX

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

x-Sold Out

 



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