The Black Keys break down their current set list
The Black Keys analyzed the set list for their current tour in a new interview with Rolling Stone. After a four-year break from performing live together, guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney are on the road again to promote their latest album, “Let’s Rock,” and delve into their nine-album catalog.
Asked how the band chose which songs to play, Auerbach joked, “We just went to the top 25 songs on Spotify,” before adding, “We thought about ones that were fun to play live, and also picked some ones we haven’t played in a while. We kind of threw it together, and it really worked out pretty damn good.”
The band has been playing a healthy amount of material from “Let’s Rock” — six songs every night, while also airing at least one number or more from every one of their other albums except their very first, 2002’s The Big Come Up.
Drummer Patrick Carney remarked, “I wanted to make sure we pepper the set list with new stuff, and not play a block of, like, six new songs in the middle.” He added that after two new songs, “we hit ‘em with the hit” and play “Gold On The Ceiling” early in the show.
CHECK IT OUT: See a photo of the set list:
The Black Keys next play on Wednesday night (November 6th) in Orlando, Florida, with this leg of the tour wrapping up on November 24th in Vancouver.
Story source: Rolling Stone
DID YOU KNOW? On the current tour, the core Black Keys duo have expanded the live lineup to include guitarists Steve Marion and Andy Gabbard, plus bassist Zach Gabbard.