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The Black Keys (t-shirts) @ MSG last week (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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NJ.com reports:

As it turns out, Beyoncé Knowles will not be the first artist to sing at the new Ovation Hall at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City. This morning, the casino hotel -- which will celebrate its grand opening on May 25 with the first of three Beyoncé concerts -- announced an Ovation Hall show a week prior to the big date. The Black Keys, the Grammy-winning Akron blues-rock duo with a lovably grimy sound, will appear at Revel on May 19. Tickets for the Black Keys concert go on sale March 30 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Technically, the Keys won't be the first act to play at Revel, either. The hotel is opening a second performance space called the Social, a smaller room than the 5000-seat Ovation Hall. (This is likely to be similar to the division at the Borgata -- the Event Center handles the really big acts, and the Music Box takes care of the more intimate shows.) Revel is planning a soft opening -- they're calling it an eight-week preview -- on Apr. 2, and the casino is marking the occasion with a Social performance by Danish noise-pop the Raveonettes.

It's shaping up as a big spring and summer for popular music in Atlantic City. In addition to the Beyoncé shows on May 25, 26, and 27, Phish are scheduled to play a three-night stand at the disused Bader Field Airport on June 15, 16, and 17. A week later, Metallica brings its Orion Music + More festival to the same location. Bader Field successfully hosted the Dave Matthews Caravan last June.

Beyonce tickets go on sale April 6 at Ticketmaster. The Black Keys play their 2nd of 2 shows at NYC's Madison Square Garden with the Arctic Monkeys TONIGHT (3/22). Pictures from the first are HERE.

UPDATE: and The Black Keys will be co-headlining a new NYC festival this summer too!

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Comments (30)

Ticketmaster has released loads more Black Keys tickets and there are shitloads for sale on ebay and stubhub, so brokers, I think it's time to drop your prices or eat that shit!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 12:40 PM

Wow, 30 bucks for a t-shirt that just says "Black Keys Akron OH"? These shirts aren't that expensive to make, anyone who's ever bought merch for a band knows that

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 12:42 PM

hey 12:40
still cant buy a pair of tickets at ticketmaster. the demand is still there on the secondary market. linsanity lives!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 1:48 PM

when I posted at 1240 I could've pulled 8 seats together in 105, 106 and 107. some broker sites are already selling east ga's for $50 and still 5 hours to showtime. they are taking a dive big time on this one

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:52 PM

What time does Stubhub stop selling tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:56 PM

6

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:56 PM

Thank you only helpful person on BV

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:01 PM

Yeah 1:48 you are an idiot. There is zero demand as was the case for the first show as well. Cheap tickets were in droves and ticketmaster had plenty on sale as well.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:09 PM

east ga on ticketmaster now

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:14 PM

yep, pairs of east ga still available. and, eh, 1:48 is a scalper!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:20 PM

Cool, they gave us a nice 10 days to prepare walking the fuck out. How nice.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:27 PM

West ga's are still going for $125 or more on stubhub, i dont know what your talking about 12:40. i guess the demand is still there!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:33 PM

zero demand for these shows?? 3:09 wins idiot of the year award. i made a fortune on these tickets for the past 3 months since they wont on sale in december!!!! linsanity lives!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:37 PM

^^^ You are a fucking liar. Go away troll. And 3:33 that is what they are asking on SH.Not what they are getting or people buying

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:03 PM

Free AZT stnd gon' be at the Black keys show tonight, y'all. Spread the word.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:15 PM

They were going for close to $200 per ticket for GA west for both shows for the past couple of months! trust me, i know, i sold them!!! And there is no better feeling than taking money from lil hipsters who were crying like babies once they got shut out thru ticketmaster dying to see their favorite hipster band!! hahahahah

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:16 PM

looks like they were dipping into their trust funds for something other than hummus the past couple of months!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:17 PM

Why am I using so many exclamation points!!!! It must be because I'm retarded!!!!! Loud noises!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:21 PM

scalpers probably were getting good money for west ga's, but are going to eat everything else. I can still get east ga's on ticketmaster right now, and if I go to the box office I'll get them without the service charges. brokers better drop their prices on stubhub very soon or they be eating dem shits!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:28 PM

now west ga's are available on ticketmaster. suckas!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:46 PM

i'm only pulling east GA on ticketmaster but still

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 5:10 PM

Yeah couldn't find any west GA either, but it's very obvious this isn't sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 5:12 PM

noooow i'm pulling west GA

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 5:12 PM

doesn't matter - west GA will be $20 below face on stubhub by showtime

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 5:18 PM

Bought two west GA for $79 at 5:30. Probably won't dip below that...

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 5:46 PM

cha ching hipsters!!! linsanity lives!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 1:50 AM

Landed 2 300 levels for $60 from a lovely gentleman outside MSG last night... awesome show but I misses the monkeys

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 12:37 PM

@1237 you do realize you could have paid the guy $2 total at that point and he still would've sold you the tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 12:44 PM

noooow i'm pulling west GA

Posted by Souq | March 29, 2012 4:26 AM

the black keys are amazing

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 2:36 PM

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