Glastonbury 2014: The Black Keys confirm appearance
Other acts set to perform so far include Arcade Fire and Dolly Parton
The Black Keys will be playing this summer’s Glastonbury Festival, with a performance on Sunday 29 June.
The US blues rockers announced their appearance at Worthy Farm via a mailer including their summer tour dates, before Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe further confirmed the news.
The Black Keys have already been confirmed to headline Latitude in July, alongside Two Door Cinema Club and Blur’s Damon Albarn.
The band’s eighth album, Turn Blue, is due for release on 13 May and follows their 2011 hit, El Camino. Danger Mouse has produced the new record along with frontman Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney.
Former boxer Mike Tyson first revealed details of the album on Twitter with a link to a teaser clip, during which a hypnotic speaker says: “I am inside you now. You can feel me. I will breathe life into your hopelessness. I will be your messiah, your God, your therapist, your lover, your mother, your father, and you are my son, and you will obey me.”
The first track from Turn Blue, “Fever”, was released on Monday.
“We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record – not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either,” Carney told NME. “On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds.”
The band have hinted at possible meanings for the title, including “a) suffocation, b) sadness, c) numbness from extreme cold, d) a Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi, e) all of the above”.
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