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KRUI & SCOPE Present The Black Keys

February 22, 2010

KRUI and SCOPE Productions are proud to announce that THE BLACK KEYS will be performing live from the IMU Main Lounge on Thursday, April 8th at 8:00PM. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, February 24th at 10AM at University of Iowa Box Office, located in the IMU, and all other Ticketmaster locations.

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The Black Keys, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, possess a magical blend of traditional blues and psychedelic sound that creates concise soulful rock.

They released their first album, The Big Come Up, in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness in 2003, Rubber Factory in 2004, and Magic Potion in 2006. With each of The Black Keys’ album releases, the group achieved increasing critical acclaim and commercial recognition. The song “Set You Free” was included on the soundtrack of the 2003 movie School of Rock, “The Desperate Man'” was used in a 2006 Victoria’s Secret commercial featuring Heidi Klum, and “Your Touch” was featured in an episode of HBO’s ‘Entourage’. Time Magazine also named them one of the 10 Best Acts of 2003.

The band’s latest album, Attack and Release, was released in April of 2008 and was produced by Danger Mouse, who has worked notable artists such as The Gorillaz and Gnarls Barkley. Attack and Release debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Top 200, and includes the hits “Strange Times” and “Psychotic Girl”. In addition, the Black Keys were featured on the 2009 album Blakroc, a hybrid rock and hip-hop album featuring contributions from artists such as Jim Jones, Mos Def, and Ludacris.

Tickets for this show go on sale at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 24th and can be purchased at University of Iowa Box Office, located in the IMU, and all other Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are $26 for University of Iowa Students and $30 for the general public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI sponsored events. If you require assistance, please call (319) 335-3041. For additional information regarding SCOPE Productions, please visit, and for additional information on KRUI, please visit For press inquiries, contact Raquel Case at (319) 335-3395 or

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