The Black Keys’ TV Appearances 2010-2011

Although The Black Keys’ have sporadically performed live on television shows in the past, the band’s new found popularity has combined with a concerted effort to showcase the band on many television shows in 2010. The trend looks to continue in 2010. Already the band have appeared on Saturday Night Live and again on the David Letterman show in 2011.

Below is a re-cap of all the featured performances of The Black Keys on TV shows.

The songs performed only include:

  • Tighten Up
  • Howlin’ For You
  • Next Girl
  • Everlasting Light
  • Ten Cent Pistol

The list is unsurprising, especially Tighten Up, since this lead single has done more for the band than any other.

Conan – 14 February 2011

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – 11 February 2011On January 22, 2011, The Black Keys Austin City Limits performance (recorded in 2010) will also be broadcast. For once it will be good to see a fluid performance that truly represents the band rather than the single hit or miss moment provided by television. Good therefore to see oldie I’ll Be Your Man (for the first time anywhere on tv?) and She’s Long Gone (which is fantastic live) on the set list.

The Black Keys’ performed at Austin City Limits:

  • Thickfreakness
  • I’ll be Your Man
  • Next Girl
  • Howlin for You
  • Tighten Up
  • She’s Long Gone
  • I Got Mine

No doubt many other performances can be expected to follow in 2011. Those performances will be duly added to this post.

The Black Keys’ appearance on The Colbert Report is also notable for the fact they didn’t play. Getting in front of a broad audience is no doubt just more part of the game especially when it spoofs their perceived commercial sell out. Grammy, anyone?

Late Show with David Letterman – 10 January 2011 – Howlin’ For You

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Saturday Night Live – 8 January 2011 – Tighten Up and Howlin’ For You

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Canal Plus – Tighten Up and Everlasting Light

Later with Jools Holland – 26 October 2010 – Tighten Up, Next Girl, Howlin’ For You

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Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – 27 July 2010 – Next Girl

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The Jay Leno Show – 20 July 2010 – Tighten Up

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – 26 May 2010 – Howlin’ For You and Ten Cent Pistol

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The David Letterman Show – 25 May 2010 – Tighten Up

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The stage set up for Austin City Limits filming. Image from Pre-Chosen Forms.

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