Thursday, January 29, 2009

Black Keys singer ready for Solo debut

The Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach has recorded five critically acclaimed albums for the rock duo. Now Auerbach is about to embark on a journey of his own, with his first solo project, the new 14 track Keep It Hid, which comes out this Feb 10th. On the disc, Auerbach is said to have gone in a more expansive direction, working with a full band and handling a wide variety of instruments himself. The album includes cameos from some of Auerbach's friends and family, including his father Chuck, who wrote the song "Whispered Words," his uncle James Quine sings and plays guitar on "Street Walkin'" and protege Jessica Lea Mayfield, who's album With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt he produced, accompanies him on "When the Night Comes." You can currently check out three of the albums tracks over on his myspace.
Auerbach will also be heading out on his first solo national tour, beginning next month, backed by Hacienda, an Austin based band that he’s long admired, who will also serve as support act, along with Those Darlins.

Keep It Hid Track listing:
Trouble Weighs a Ton
I Want Some More
Heartbroken, In Disrepair
Because I Should
Whispered Words
Real Desire
When the Night Comes
Mean Monsoon
The Prowl
Keep It Hid
My Last Mistake
When I Left the Room
Street Walkin'
Goin' Home

upcoming DAN AUERBACH tour Dates:
Feb 28 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC, Washington DC
Mar 1 - Paradise Club - Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 2 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York
Mar 3 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
Mar 5 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 6 - Metro - Chicago, Illinois
Mar 7 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 10 - The Showbox - Seattle, Washington
Mar 11 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
Mar 13 - Bimbo’s - San Francisco, California
Mar 14 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, California

Dan Auerbach on myspace.
Black Keys on myspace.

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