The Black Keys – possibly the Grammy darlings of 2013 – are the first announced show for Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood this season.
The band, along with the Flaming Lips, will perform at 8 p.m. May 2. Tickets, on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, are $55 (general admission pit), $35-$55 (reserved seats) and $32 (lawn).
The duo of singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney last played Atlanta at the 2011 back-from-hiatus Music Midtown. Next month, the guys will vie for five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Rock album for “El Camino” and Record of the Year for “Lonely Boy.”
This isn’t their first shower of Grammy affection – the band won three Grammys in 2011.
For ticket information, visit www.livenation.com or call 1-800-745-3000.
Also, the folks at the Fan Freedom Project are sending a reminder that paperless tickets will be in use for some seating at the Lakewood show, which always incites the debate of whether or not paperless tickets are the answer to scalpers.
Advocates say it minimizes the resale of tickets at exorbitant prices, while Fan Freedom points out that since those receiving paperless tickets have to present the credit card used to purchase the ticket and a valid photo ID in order to receive the ticket, it strips away the ability to give a ticket as a gift or even to give to a friend if you can’t make the show.
However you feel about the practice, just be aware that it will be instituted at this show.
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene