The Black Keys performed an intimate show at Nashville’s 500-capacity Mercy Lounge last night.
It was reported in Rolling Stone that Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney and a pair of sidemen played to an invite-only crowd of competition winners. They were there via SiriusXM, which broadcasted the hour-long show live on its “Alt Nation” station.
Performing tracks like “Howling For You“, “Next Girl” and “Gold On The Ceiling”, the band apparently had to adjust to playing such a small venue, with Dan Auerbach trying to find a way to get comfortable in front of such a close-knit crowd. “Strange Times” brought up some of the rough grit of their club days.
The Black Keys’ eighth LP, Turn Blue, made its debut at the top of the Billboard Albums Chart this month, to commercial and critical acclaim.