Rock duo Black Keys sign on for Radiohead tour

by Jonathan on May 3, 2006

NEW YORK (Billboard) – As the Black Keys ready their fourth album for a fall release, the Akron, Ohio-based rock duo will open six shows on Radiohead’s summer tour, beginning June 10 and 11 in Montreal.
Other dates include New York (June 13-14) and Chicago (June 19-20); Deerhoof will open the final six shows in California.
Radiohead’s members have been Black Keys fans for years; guitarist Jonny Greenwood was spotted side-stage during the group’s performance at the 2004 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. “Obviously, we’re blown away,” guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach told Billboard.com about the tour.
Aside from two U.K. dates later this month, the Black Keys’ lone other summer show is June 17 at the Taste of Chicago festival. “We’re going to take it easy this summer,” Auerbach said. “We’ll be back in the fall when the new album comes out.”
The as-yet-untitled 12-track set is due September 13 and will feature such songs as “Your Touch,” “The Flame” and “It’s Just Got To Be.” It will be the Keys’ first in a new label deal that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, a new EP of Junior Kimbrough covers, “Chulahoma,” hit stores Tuesday via Mississippi-based blues label Fat Possum.
(Source: Reuters)



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