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Room for two at the top

With another hit record and a headlining spot at Coachella, the Black Keys’ hard work pays off

Dan Auerbach (left) and Patrick Carney are touring behind their seventh album, the critically acclaimed “El Camino.’’ Dan Auerbach (left) and Patrick Carney are touring behind their seventh album, the critically acclaimed “El Camino.’’ (DANNY CLINCH)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / March 2, 2012
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Now that the Black Keys have graduated to arena status, singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach jokes that he and drummer partner Patrick Carney have become divas, and are looking forward to putting the Coachella grounds on “lockdown’’ next month - like Eminem allegedly did at Bonnaroo a few years back. “I wasn’t allowed to go to my dressing room because Eminem was somewhere around,’’ Auerbach recalls with a laugh of the rapper’s reportedly extensive security measures. The duo comes to TD Garden on Wednesday.

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THE BLACK KEYS

With the Arctic Monkeys

At: TD Garden, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40-$57. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com