America’s favourite blues-rockers The Black Keys could be announcing a lengthy Australian tour tomorrow. The band have been evading our shores after they bailed out from the 2011 Big Day Out lineup and postponed another unannounced Australian tour, to ensure that they could understandably deal with the success of their most recent release El Camino. However, it seems that Australian fans may be in for some luck tomorrow, when it has been said that the band will be phoning our favourite radio station, triple j, with the good news.
The band have been using triple j to tease us with the possibility of a tour, with drummer and producer of the band Patrick Carney telling The Doctor in early December last year, “I think the plan is to come back December or January of this coming year. I guess there is a chance of some other stuff happening before that but we’re just waiting to see. But right now on our schedule, which is 16 months long, it’s blocked in there about 12 months from now.”
Since then, Triple M’s more reliable source, James Young, reported — after he caught up with them in New York — that a tour was pending, telling his radio station “I had long words with Patrick and Dan [from The Black Keys] and they assured me that if they’re not here in October they will be here for the Big Day Out.”
Yet it seems that the time will finally come tomorrow, with triple j breakfast show hosts Tom & Alex posting on their website that on Tuesday “Bluesy-rockers The Black Keys will be giving us a call with a wee bit of good news for us…”. Surely the band will be announcing their long-awaited tour of Australia.
Although these reports are not confirmed, fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement from the band who recently blew the roof off the main stage at this year’s Coachella festival, which is available on YouTube on the Internet. It seems that the band will be playing a solo tour, rather than playing the 2013 instalment of the Big Day Out Festival, as an announcement in April is too premature for the annual festival.