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Gallery: The Black Keys @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park

The Black Keys, along with openers Early James and Band of Horses brought a killer show as they stopped by Raleigh on Thursday night while on tour promoting their latest album Dropout Boogie.

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys

Early James opened the show with a laid-back set that charmed the audience and warmed them up for a night full of good music. Band of Horses took the stage next, as lead singer Ben Bridwell's compelling voice echoed amongst the crowd at the venue. The group powered through hits such as "Is There A Ghost" and "The Funeral" with an infectious energy that had the crowd amped up for the rest of the show.

There was a palpable energy in the amphitheater as fans awaited the headliners. Their set started off with a video message full of tongue in cheek humor that The Black Keys often play with. In the video, comedian David Cross expressed faux outrage over the group having a terrible influence on the children of today. What followed the intro video was a show full of energy, broadcasting a healthy mix of blues and garage rock influence that rocketed the duo to fame.

They ripped through renditions of hits such as "Howlin' for You," "Tighten Up," and a beautifully soft performance of "Everlasting Light" along with the rest of their extensive catalogue of songs that resonate with fans of all backgrounds and ages. They also spent a substantial amount of time with some impressive covers that highlighted how in sync drummer Patrick Carney and guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach truly are. The duo was backed by an equally talented group of musicians that assisted The Black Keys in bringing their absolute best to North Carolina on a humid September night.

View the full show gallery below

Photos by Keira Lindgren


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