"We don't ever want to take ourselves too seriously," Black Keys guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach says. Part of what we love about this band. Portland show has been confirmed. We have your tickets.
BLACK KEYS PORTLAND SHOW IS CONFIRMED.
The Black Keys are coming to The Rose Garden on May 7th and Kink.fm has your tickets plus a chance to hang like a rock star in your own private dressing room! Tune in ALL WEEK at 7am, 9am, 2pm, and 5pm to win!
Tickets go on-sale Friday BUT we'll have a pre-sale starting Wednesday morning. The info will be in the KINK e-blast. Be sure you are signed up for the KINK Community!
...Despite new-school viral tactics, the band's career is centered on a conventional, linear approach to hard-earned success: Cut your teeth on the road, build a loyal fan base with each record, and find a way to expose your music across multiple platforms. So "wrong way" or not, the team is kicking it old-school in many ways, and working off an established foundation that dates back to Akron, Ohio, in the mid-'90s....As for their hustle during the last 10 years, Carney and Auerbach simply know no other way of life. That, perhaps, is why the concept of "selling out" remains a head-scratcher for Auerbach.
"There's this weird thing that happened with being a successful band, and it has to do with rich, private-college kids who rule the indie rock world -- kids who never really have to worry about anything because they always have some sort of backup plan that they can safely fall into," he says. "We come from middle-class families. We're both college dropouts. Driving around the country, paying for everything ourselves -- this is the backup plan. The only plan, really."
The above is from an excellent look inside the Black Keys' rise to arena-sized fame at Billboard. Read it HERE.
CONCERT INFO HERE
Black Keys with special guest Arctic Monkeys
When: Mon, May 7, 2012 ● 7:30p
Where: Rose Quarter – Rose Garden Portland, OR
Tickets: Tickets are priced at $56.50, $46.50 & $36.50 Tickets are on sale Friday, January 13 at 10a and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-F 10a-5p, Sa 10a-3p), all participating Safeway/ TicketsWest outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at ComcastTIX.com.