MTV today announced that rock duo The Black Keys will perform their hit single "Gold On the Ceiling" off their certified RIAA Gold album "El Camino" at the 2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. The network also confirmed that global music producer-performer, deejay and MTV Push artist Martin Solveig will be the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" house DJ. Solveig will use his trademark eclecticism to create movie music mash-ups that will literally remix some of film's most iconic theme scores, including Star Wars, Jaws and Pulp Fiction. Hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will air live on Sunday, June 3, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
The Black Keys are one of today's most respected and critically acclaimed rock bands. The band has released seven full-length studio albums, with "El Camino" being their first worldwide release with Nonesuch Records. Released on December 6, 2011, the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and is already certified RIAA Gold. Currently on the second leg of their U.S. tour, The Black Keys headlined the 2012 Coachella music festival and will have the honor once again at this summer's Lollapalooza festival. In the last year, they have appeared twice on "Saturday Night Live," performed on late night television show "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Colbert Report", graced the cover of the January 19, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone as well as a featured story on "CBS Sunday Morning."
"I am both a movie freak and a guy who enjoys mixing music and image to give his videos a cinematographic feel. It's only natural that I jumped at the chance of performing at the 'MTV Movie Awards' when they offered me the opportunity," said Martin Solveig. "MTV's legendary ability to showcase both music and cinema definitely makes the event impossible to miss!"
Big Beat recording artist Martin Solveig is globally recognized as one of the world's most multi-faceted and formidable producers, performers and deejays. Known for his singularly unique taste and irreverent approach to music, Solveig has recently released "THE NIGHT OUT" EP, which features the title track and current single "The Night Out." Solveig catapulted to superstar music maker status with his single "Hello," which has dominated music charts worldwide. The song has achieved platinum status in America, Italy, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland and Austria and double- platinum status in Canada and Australia, with the companion video having racked up almost 70 million views. Solveig has also earned rave reviews for his work as one of the primary producers of Madonna's blockbuster new album, "MDNA." Among his contributions to the acclaimed collection is the hit single, "Give Me All Your Luvin' (Feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)," which has proven an international sensation, topping airplay charts around the globe. Solveig recently wrapped up a major North American tour with a performance at the exclusive Coachella music festival, and is slated to join Madonna as her special guest on the European leg of the upcoming "MDNA World Tour."
The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will feature exclusive footage from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' highly anticipated film THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, with director, writer, producer Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman on hand to celebrate the "Dark Knight" trilogy.