The Black Keys, Band of Horses and John Legend are joining in on the Super Bowl action. AP recently reported that the three acts will perform at a series of special concerts for Citi cardholders in New York during the week leading up to the big game.
The musicians are joining a growing roster of acts performing in and around New York City as the region gears up for the Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2nd. In addition to Bruno Mars’ halftime show at the game itself, the week will see performances by Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, the Roots, Fall Out Boy and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.
Auerbach announced that he planned to divorce Gonis in February, but the divorce seemed to escalate in August when a series of shocking details were leaked to the press. According to TMZ, Auerbach claimed in court documents that Gonis had been suicidal and had attempted to kill herself twice in one day in front of the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, Sadie.
In the first attempt, Gonis allegedly cut gashes in her legs and ankles while their daughter was present; in the second, she set fire to their house. In response, Gonis’ lawyer produced legal documents claiming Auerbach had been abusive toward her and alleging that the act of self-harm had been the product of that abuse. Gonis also alleged that the fire had been an accident, and not a suicide attempt.
Gonis said she had received treatment at a residential facility. A judge temporarily granted Auerbach custody of Sadie, while Gonis is allowed supervised visits. The judge added that Gonis’ additional parental rights would be revisited when she is able to convince the court she is mentally stable and not a risk to her child.
The disturbing allegations echo another rock musician’s very public split. White Stripes’ guitarist Jack White, who famously slammed Auerbach in an e-mail his ex-wife Karen Elson made public, is also involved in a custody battle over his children. Elson recently obtained a restraining order against White after accusing him of harassment.
“Wife fears for her and the children’s safety as a result of this harassment,” the restraining order said. It claimed White had reached out to Elson’s paralegal “in an inappropriate and aggressive manner.”
In addition to alleging White has a violent temper, Elson also claimed White pressured her to switch their children out of a class they shared with Auerbach’s child. In the e-mail, White wrote, “My concern with Auerbach is because I don’t want the kids involved in any of that crap. That’s a possible 12 f—ing years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that a–hole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”