The Black Keys Appear on PBS's AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Tonight

December 29
12:30 2012

The Black Keys Appear on PBS's AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Tonight

The Black Keys are featured in an encore episode of Austin City Limits (ACL) airing tonight, December 29th on PBS. The Ohio blues-rock duo are enjoying a victory lap in their road-tested career, recently scoring five 2013 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for their platinum-selling El Camino, capping off a Stellar year that included headlining music's biggest festivals and playing to sold-out arenas worldwide. The episode, which originally aired in October 2010, is a prescient indicator of things to come as the band bring raw energy and steel-belt grit to tracks from their 2010 breakout album Brothers in their ACL debut.

The Black Keys have spent the better part of a decade building a following through relentless touring and word of mouth to become one of the biggest rock bands of their generation. The duo of guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney has come a long way from their 2002 debut, attracting a huge fan base for their blistering live shows. In their ACL debut in Season 36, the pair reach back to their earlier material to kick things off, and proceed to tear through soulful tracks from Brothers, the album that earned them three Grammy Awards in 2011 and made them a favorite with concert-goers. With their charged blues-rock and unapologetic guitar riffs, The Black Keys command the ACL stage in a spectacle of raw-rock grandeur.

"The Black Keys are headlining festivals and arenas these days, but this performance - one of the last shows in the original, historic Austin City Limits studio - captures the essence of what makes their music resonate with so many millions of new fans," says executive producer Terry Lickona. "Little did they know, but the 300 people in the studio were witnessing history, and it's great to be able to re-live that day again!"

The episode also features Sonic Youth, a band that needs no introduction, showcasing the avant-garde rock of their 2010 album The Eternal.

Black Keys Setlist:

I'll be Your Man
Next Girl
Howlin' for You
Tighten Up
She's Long Gone
I Got Mine

Sonic Youth Setlist:

No Way
Sacred Trickster
What We Know?
'Cross the Breeze

About Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) is a television series on PBS that records and broadcasts original musical performances from exciting new talent and legendary artists of all genres.

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded The National Medal of Arts. In 2012, ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement. The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin.

ACL is produced by KLRU-TV and funding is provided in part by AMD, Budweiser, the Austin Convention Center Department and Dell. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at

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