Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is auctioning off his childhood guitar to raise money for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank in Ohio. The duo have been selling raffle tickets throughout their 2014 world tour for a chance to win the instrument, and now that they’re coming off the road for the holidays, you can still buy a raffle ticket online at tbkguitar.com until June 26th, 2015.
A $10 raffle ticket helps provide 40 meals for the hungry while also giving you a chance to win the guitar, which has been signed by both Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney.
The guitar, a Supertone, was a gift to Dan from his father, and the instrument that he learned to play on.
Auerbach and Carney both grew up in Akron, and Auerbach told us not long ago that the pair have known each other since childhood:
“We grew up in the same neighborhood, so I mean, we’ve known each other since we were like six or seven and he lived around the corner. His dad’s house was a block from my house, so — but we were in different grades, so we didn’t really hang out much. We just knew each other from the neighborhood. You know, we took the same school bus or whatever.”
The Keys have been on the road all year in support of their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, which topped the Billboard album chart upon its release last May to become the first Number One album of the Keys’ 13-year career.
The duo will play in Austin, Texas on Friday (December 19th) and finish out their year with shows in Tulsa and Kansas City this weekend.
Check out our interview with Dan when he was in Toronto.