Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

The Black Keys gave a rollicking performance earlier today for the penultimate slot of this year's Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage lineup.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

The band are currently busy touring their eighth studio album 'Turn Blue', but with such a huge back catalogue to draw from, it was always guaranteed to be a hit-packed set.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

The band rattled through an early volley of big hits, including singles 'Lonely Boy', 'Tighten Up' and 'Gold On The Ceiling'.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

Headliners Kasabian recently claimed that The Black Keys' "trad rock" would provide a welcome contrast to their "future rock'n'roll". They weren't wrong, it's fair to say - their crowd was sizeable, and spent the entire set bouncing.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

Their set included 'Howlin' For You', recently used as part of an hour long Diplo mix created for this year's World Cup.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

Hopefully the band managed to avoid bumping in to Jack White backstage: White played the same slot the night before and recently issued an apology for comments he had made about Auerbach and Carney.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

New album 'Turn Blue' seemed strangely under-represented, with only 'It’s Up To You Now', 'Gotta Get Away' and lead single 'Fever' making the 16-song setlist, the band preferring a career-spanning set that kept the large crowd enthralled.

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Black Keys Deliver Rampant, Raucous Pyramid Stage At Glastonbury - In Photos

"There’s so many of you out there, it’s a little bit overwhelming," said Auerbach as he introduced 'Strange Times'. Shortly after that, the band ramped things up with a closing run of hits including 'Tighten Up', 'Fever', 'Lonely Boy' and the closing 'Little Black Submarines'.

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