2010 was the year of the Black Keys. They headlined multiple summer festivals, were featured in endless advertisements and television shows, and their sixth studio album, the Danger Mouse produced Brothers, is perched atop countless year-end “best of” lists, so it was only fitting to spend New Year’s Eve with the famous band from Akron, Ohio.
Playing across three nights, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney crafted a diverse playlist that spanned their decade-long career. Sampling from all of their releases, they opened the night with a slew of classics, including “Thickfreskness,” “Girl is On My Mind,” “10 A.M. Automatic,” and the “Breaks,” before blistering through the bulk of Brothers, playing “Everlasting Light” before ringing in 2011 with a midnight balloon drop and “Next Girl.” The duo closed out the night with “Sinister Kid” and “Your Touch.”
The Black Keys look to pick up 2011 right where 2010 left off, touring throughout New Zealand, Australia, and Europe before making their way back to the states in April, but you can still catch them on Saturday Night Live this weekend with host Jim Carrey.