When you take a look at The Black Keys discography nearly every one of their eight studio albums were released within one year of each other. The quick recording turnaround took a slight detour in-between seventh album, "El Camino," and the band's most recent record, "Turn Blue" released in May, due to extensive touring on "El Camino."
Drummer, Patrick Carney told Billboard, "I think if it were up to Dan and I, and we didn't have to consider the fact that we need to complete the full tour circuit, we'd probably be back in the studio in January." Carney added, "We didn't play our first show 'til after our first record was recorded, so it's always been about making records, and it's been a process in growing to become good performers."
The Duo is doing just fine as performers, while the group has touring musicians, songs are performed with just Carney and lead singer Dan Auerbach and the live experience is just as powerful and intense as if there were an entire four-piece band throughout the show. Carney and Auerbach are fierce musicians that play so hard you're completely blown away by the magnitude of their stage presence.
The Black Keys' live shows are just as impressive as their drive to make music and their ever growing commitment to performing, which has aggressively helped build their audience over the past three years. The group is getting ready to embark on their North American tour Sept. 5 in Columbus, Ohio. The tour will officially wind down on Dec. 21 in Kansas City, and perhaps during that time the group can squeeze in some recording before their European leg that'll kick off in February in Zurich.