The Black Keys play their biggest ever UK show at London’s O2 Arena – watch

Band bring 'El Camino' to the capital for two-night residency

The Black Keys played their biggest UK show ever at London’s O2 Arena last night (December 12).

The two-piece, who were performing the first of two nights at the venue, were flanked by two extra band members for much of the gig, which leaned heavily towards material from their 2011 album ‘El Camino’.

Kicking off with ‘Howlin’ For You’, the band sparked mass sing-a-longs early on with recent singles ‘Dead And Gone’ and ‘Gold On The Celing’. They also performed a series of tracks from their back catalogue, including ‘Thickfreakness’ from their 2003 album of the same name, ‘Girl Is On My Mind’ from 2004 follow-up ‘Rubber Factory’ and a series of tracks from their 2010 album ‘Brothers’.


Rounding off their set with ‘Lonely Boy’, a huge glitter ball was lowered onto the stage against a backdrop of white lights emblazoned with the band’s name as they wrapped up the show with ‘Everlasting Light’ and ‘I Got Mine’. Scroll down to see fan footage of ‘Howlin’ For You’.

The Black Keys will play the second show of their two night residency at the O2 Arena tonight (December 13). To check the availability of The Black Keys tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Black Keys played:

‘Howlin’ For You’
‘Next Girl’
‘Run Right Back’
‘Same Old Thing’
‘Dead And Gone’
‘Gold On The Ceiling’
‘Girl Is On My Mind’
‘Your Touch’
‘Little Black Submarines’
‘Money Maker’
‘Strange Times’
‘Sinister Kid’
‘Nova Baby’
‘Ten Cent Pistol’
‘She’s Long Gone’
‘Tighten Up’
‘Lonely Boy’
‘Everlasting Light’
‘I Got Mine’