Black Keys play to packed Consol Energy Center
The last time The Black Keys played a show in Pittsburgh was in 2010 at the Carnegie Mellon University Spring Carnival. Since then, a lot has happened for them.
They continued touring into 2011 for their sixth album, “Brothers,” performing on late night TV shows, headlining music festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella, selling out two shows at Central Parks' Summer Stage festival and Madison Square Garden in less than 15 minutes.
“Brothers” has since sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide, winning a Grammy Award for best alternative music album, along with best rock performance by a duo for the single “Tighten Up,” which spent 10 weeks No. 1 on Billboard's alternative music chart.
On April 30, they played to a packed Consol Energy Center, touring for their newest album, “El Camino,” which earlier this year won a Grammy for best rock album along with the best rock song and best rock performance for the hit single “Lonely Boy.”
The Pittsburgh show was cancelled on their last tour with The Kings of Leon, but was well worth the wait for fans to see them headline the show April 30 with The Flaming Lips. Gone are the days of playing free shows for students, that's for sure.
Jack Fordyce is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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