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    Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:19:43

    The Black Keys' Singer Readies Solo Record - He's been working on it for years

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    • The Black Keys - NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys presents Dr. John with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony Presented By Nissan on September 18, 2013 in Nashville, United States.
    • The Black Keys - LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Musician Dave Grohl (L), and actress Pauley Perrette (C) present musician Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys the Best Rock Performance for 'Lonely Boy' onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    • The Black Keys - LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Musicians Dan Auerbach (L) and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys accept the Best Rock Album Award for 'El Camino' onstage at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Nokia Theatre on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    As if the Black Keys weren't busy enough, what with their ongoing Attack & Release tour and a recent writing session with Rick Rubin and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, the duo's vocalist/guitarist has unveiled his plans for a solo album and tour. Dan Auerbach's debut, Keep It Hid, is due out February 10 through Nonesuch and features him on guitar, keyboards, drums, and various percussion instruments. As for guests, the self-produced/engineered effort features Bob Cesare, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Auerbach's uncle, James Quine.

    "It's all over the map," Auerbach told Billboard.com, adding that the record includes cuts from the past few years. "I write songs for the Black Keys, so some of them sound like they could be Black Keys songs. But some songs are just acoustic guitar. There's some real dark tunes and some psychedelic rumbas. It's all that stuff I grew up playing—all those bluegrass harmonies. I experimented a little bit with instrumentation."

    Auerbach will support his solo LP with a two-week tour, which he described as "a totally separate thing from the Black Keys, so there will definitely no Black Keys songs. You'll hear anything I feel like playing." The Texas-based Hacienda will perform a supporting slot set and serve as the frontman's backing band.

    Keep It Hid:
    1. Trouble Weighs a Ton
    2. I Want Some More
    3. Heartbroken, In Disrepair
    4. Because I Should
    5. Whispered Words
    6. Real Desire
    7. When the Night Comes
    8. Mean Monsoon
    9. The Prowl
    10. Keep It Hid
    11. My Last Mistake
    12. When I Left the Room
    13. Street Walkin'
    14. Goin' Home

    The Black Keys:
    11/17 Bristol, England - Carling Academy
    11/19 Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
    11/21 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
    11/22 The Hague, Netherlands - Royal Theatre (Koninklijke Schouwburg)
    11/23 Ghent, Belgium - Vooruit Arts Centre
    12/29 Fremantle, Australia - Fremantle Arts Center
    12/30 Adelaide, Australia - HQ
    12/31 Phillip Island, Australia - Pyramid Festival
    1/1 Byron Bay, Australia - Great Northern Hotel
    1/3 Coolangatta, Australia - Coolangatta Hotel
    1/4 Bokarina, Australia - Lake Kawana Community Centre
    1/5 Brisbane, Australia - The Arena
    1/7 Coffs Harbour, Australia - Coffs Ex-Services Club
    1/8 Newcastle West, Australia - Panthers
    1/9 Sydney, Australia - Luna Park
    1/10 Towradgi, Australia - Waves
    1/11 St Kilda, Australia - Palais Theatre
    1/29 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
    1/30 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
    2/4 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
    2/5 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
    2/6 New York, NY - Terminal 5

    Dan Auerbach (all dates with Those Darlins and Hacienda):
    2-28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
    3/1 Boston, MA - Paradise Club
    3/2 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
    3/3 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
    3/5 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
    3/6 Chicago, IL - Metro
    3/7 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
    3/10 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
    3/11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
    3/13 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
    3/14 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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