FOR American rock duo The Black Keys, coming to play in Australia is just an excuse to party in Byron Bay.
Speaking from Nashville, USA, drummer Patrick Carney confirmed the band members couldn't wait to arrive in town.
Carney said they had really good friends in Byron Bay and they loved hitting the town's pubs and nightlife.
"We've had good friends there for almost 12 years now. Sometimes we play at the Great Northern, but even if we are not playing there, we always arrange to come down after our Brisbane show for a day or two.
"Every time we've been to Australia, we've been to Byron Bay," he said.
We asked Carney if he liked surfing.
"I like drinking Coopers at that pub that used to be owned by Crocodile Dundee (the Beach Hotel), that's my favourite thing to do in Byron Bay.
"I've had a lot of fun there. After The Rails, we normally go there."
Carney broke his shoulder the last time he tried to body surf in the US.
"So I won't be getting in the water there," he said.
The Black Keys are an American blues rock duo formed in 2001.
The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums).
Their eighth album, Turn Blue, was released last year.
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