Black Keys man reveals solo album details

Dan Auerbach makes his solo debut

The Black Keys‘ singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach has revealed details of his debut solo album.

The LP is titled ‘Keep It Hid’ and is due out in the US on February 10. It features 14 tracks, which were produced and engineered by Auerbach himself.

“This record is a mixture of things I like to listen to, psychedelia, soul music, country harmonies,” Auerbach said in a statement. “I wanted a live, organic sound. Nothing was too plotted or planned, just a lot of spontaneity.”

The album features guest spots by his uncle James Quine, who contributes vocal harmony and electric guitar on the track ‘Street Walkin”, as well as Jessica Lea Mayfield, who sings on the track ‘When the Night Comes’, and Bob Cesare, who plays drums on ‘Whispered Words’, written by Auerbach‘s father.

The album tracklisting is:

‘Trouble Weighs a Ton’

‘I Want Some More’

‘Heartbroken, In Disrepair’

‘Because I Should’

‘Whispered Words’

‘Real Desire’

‘When the Night Comes’

‘Mean Monsoon’

‘The Prowl’

‘Keep It Hid’

‘My Last Mistake’

‘When I Left the Room’

‘Street Walkin’

‘Goin’ Home’

Auerbach has announced that he will play the following dates in support of the new album. He’ll be backed by Hacienda, the opening band on the tour.

The tour dates are:

Washington, DC 9:30 Club (February 28)

Boston, MA Paradise Club (March 1)

Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (2)

New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (3)

Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom (5)

Chicago, IL Metro (6)

Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (7)

Seattle, WA The Showbox (10)

Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (11)

San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365 Club (13)

Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre (14)

Meanwhile, Auerbach is touring Europe and the UK with The Black Keys.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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