Black Keys... (by James Carney)
Black Keys

In 2009, both halves of The Black Keys kept remarkably busy with their separate and joint projects. Drummer Patrick Carney released a record and toured with his new band Drummer, while singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach put out his own record (a solo album) and two tours.

Both members were also part of the BlackRoc record, which paired their instruments with rappers like Mos Def, Pharaoh Monch and Q-Tip.

They also found time to play shows as a band, one being their New Year's Eve show in Chicago opened by Kurt Vile.

In 2010, the band will be at the southern rock/blues/jam/funk-focused Wanee Music Festival (headlined by The Allman Brothers) in Florida this April. Full lineup (Sharon Jones, George Clinton, Widespread Panic and More) below. The Allman Brothers recently added some shows to their NYC run that happens even sooner, in March)

Black Keys will also be playing a ticketed show at NYC's Central Park Summerstage on Tuesday, July 27th. $35.00 Tickets go on sale Friday, February 5th at noon. Tinariwen was also just revealed as a band playing Summerstage this summer, though their show is probably free (thanks in part to the money raised by the ticketed shows like The Black Keys... and Pavement).

Videos, tour dates and the fest's lineup are below...

BlakRoc Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) Jim Jones & Mos Def

The Black Keys LIVE - 10 AM Automatic (w/ SBD audio)

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) - What's In My Bag?

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Wanee Music Festival - 2010 lineup
The Allman Brothers band (2 Nights)
Widespread Panic (2 Nights)
Gov't Mule
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman & Jay Lane Are Scaring the Children
Stephen Stills
The Black Keys
Dr. John
Hot Tuna Electric
7 Walkers Feat. Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali
JJ Grey and Mofro
Johnny Winter
George Clinton & Parliment Funkadelic
The Funky Meters
The Wailers
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
North Mississippi Allstars
A Family Affair w/ Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk performing Sly & the Family Stone
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
Chuck Leavell w/ The Randall Bramblett Band
Particle
Oteil & Kofi Burbridge w/ the Lee Boys
Col. Bruce Hampton
Devon Allman's Honeytribe
Scrapomatic
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Bonobos Convergence

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Black Keys - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 17 Wanee Music Festival w/ Allman Brothers Live Oak, Florida
Jul 27 Central Park SummerStage NY, NY