Update: As of April 8, 2019 — The Black Keys have been removed from the Woodstock 50 lineup due to a “scheduling conflict.”
Indie-rock band The Black Keys have been quiet in the music scene for nearly five years, but they’re back with an undeniably catchy new single and a string of tour dates across North America.
The 31-date trek “Let’s Rock Tour” will kick-off on September 23 in Denver, Colorado, followed by shows in cities like Nashville, Orlando, Toronto, Brooklyn, Austin, and Los Angeles before wrapping-up late November in Vancouver, British Columbia. Modest Mouse will join The Black Keys on all dates, while Shannon & The Clams, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will offer support during select shows.
Last week, the duo dropped the single “Lo/Hi,” their first release since 2014’s hit LP Turn Blue. The single is the type of song you’d want to play with your windows rolled down on a road trip — it provides us with southern-rock vibes and a gritty, soulful chorus. While this is slightly different from what we’ve heard before, it still points to the Keys’ older work, proving the band’s consistent sound is still prevalent, and they’re back with an even more hard-hitting tune.
The group, hailing from Akron, Ohio, has released eight albums since emerging on the scene in 2001. They are best-known for rock classics like “Howlin’ For You” and “Tighten Up” off 2010’s Brothers, as well as “Lonely Boy,” “Gold on the Ceiling,” and “Little Black Submarine” from 2011’s El Camino. Then, in 2014, they returned with Turn Blue’s “Weight of Love” and “Fever.” Throughout their career, the band has earned six Grammy Awards and headlined festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza.
In addition to their upcoming tour, The Black Keys are rumored to headline Woodstock 50, the festival this August celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the original 1969 festival. The official lineup is expected soon.
Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program and will be up-for-grabs during pre-sale on March 19. Ticketmaster predicts that the demand for The Black Keys tickets will be “overwhelming.” Click here to register.
Check out the full rundown below.
The Black Keys “Let’s Rock Tour” 2019
|Sep 21||Las Vegas, NV||Life Is Beautiful|
|Sep 23||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Sep 24||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Sep 25||St. Louis, MO||Enterprise Center|
|Sep 27||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|Sep 28||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|Sep 30||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Oct 01||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Oct 02||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|Oct 04||Milwaukee, WI||Fiserv Forum|
|Oct 05||Detroit, MI||Little Caesars Arena|
|Oct 07||Pittsburgh, PA||PPG Paints Arena|
|Oct 08||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|Oct 09||Toronto, ON||Scotiabank Arena|
|Oct 11||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Oct 12||Washington, DC||The Anthem|
|Oct 14||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|Oct 15||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|Nov 05||Sunrise, FL||BB&T Center|
|Nov 06||Orlando, FL||Amway Center|
|Nov 08||Raleigh, NC||PNC Arena|
|Nov 09||Atlanta, GA||State Farm Arena|
|Nov 12||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|Nov 13||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|Nov 14||Fort Worth, TX||Dickies Arena|
|Nov 16||Phoenix, AZ||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
|Nov 17||San Diego, CA||Pechanga Arena|
|Nov 19||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|Nov 20||San Francisco, CA||TBA|
|Nov 22||Portland, OR||Moda Center|
|Nov 23||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome|
|Nov 24||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena|