Friday, November 13, 2015

Auerbach concert in Paris on day of mass killings

Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach, the Firestone High graduate, and his band The Arcs were to perform at Le Trianon in Paris on Friday night. Le Trianon is a theatre and concert hall in Paris at 80 boulevard de Rochechouart in the 18th district at the foot of Montmartre, where Paula and I strolled during our 2012 8th-anniversary visit to Paris.

Auerbach reported to friends that the band was safe and heading for the border after terrorists slaughtered nearly 200 people that day, including at a concert by the American Eagles of Death Metal band at the Bataclan concert hall.

The Arcs Tour, which began in Cologne, Germany, on Nov. 5, moved to Berlin, Zurich, Switzerland, Brussels, Belgium, London and Amsterdam before getting to Paris and Le Trianon.

The next stop is Nov. 16 at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy before the group returns to America for performances, including Dec. 4 in Columbus and Dec. 8 at Akron’s Civic Theatre.

Auerbach and Patrick Carney perform as The Black Keys. Patrick is retired BJ reporter Jim Carney’s son.

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