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The Black Keys: A Decade of Hard Work Pays Off

From playing festivals to garnering Grammys, follow Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney through the years

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The Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney pose backstage at the 3rd Annual Shortlist Concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 5th, 2003.

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Backstage in 2003

Carney and Auerbach hanging out backstage before performing at the 3rd Annual Shortlist Concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 5th, 2003.

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In the air in 2004

Patrick takes a leap while waiting backstage before The Black Keys to perform at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo., on February 28th, 2004.

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Rothbury Music Festival

Carney and Auerbach perform during the Rothbury Music Festival at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., on July 5th, 2008.

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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

Carney and Auerbach perform at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., on December 12th, 2010.

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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

Auerbach gets lost in the music at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Universal City, California on December 12th, 2010.

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53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Auerbach and Carney at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 13th, 2011. The Black Keys took home Grammys for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Tighten Up" and Best Alternative Music Album for Brothers.

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Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

The Black Keys perform during the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 13th, 2011.

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Launch Party in NYC

Auerbach performs at the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze 4G launch at Espace in New York City on October 12th, 2011. 

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Showing Off a Decade of Hard Work

Auerbach and Carney play to a sold-out house of fans to celebrate the release of their album, El Camino, at Webster Hall in New York City on December 5th, 2011.

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‘El Camino’ Album Release

Dan Auerbach serenades the packed house at The Black Keys El Camino album release show at New York City's Webster Hall on Monday, December 5th, 2011.

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Almost Acoustic Christmas

Patrick Carney of the Black Keys performs during KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on December 11th, 2012.

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‘Gold on the Ceiling’

Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys perform at the Nottingham Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom on February 3rd, 2012.

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