In wake of a brand new single by The Black Keys, the world-renowned garage-rock duo has just detailed plans for an extensive North American tour, their first in more than four years.
The 31-date trek kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 21, before concluding at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, on Nov. 24.
— The Black Keys (@theblackkeys) March 14, 2019
Float On rockers, Modest Mouse, will serve as special guest performers for every show during the newly-announced Let’s Rock tour.
Up-and-coming rockers Repeat Repeat, Jessy Wilson and Shannon & the Clams will also be rotating opening-act duties throughout the highly-anticipated run.
After four long years, it seems The Black Keys’ indefinite hiatus has come to an official end. Last week, the band marked its return with a brand new single entitled Lo/Hi — which is now available on all major streaming platforms.
It’s the band’s first original material since the release of its 2014 chart-topping album, Turn Blue.
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— Live Nation (@LiveNation) March 14, 2019
Brothers (2010) essentially put The Black Keys on the map in North America, so the release of another successful album, El Camino (2011) called for an intense touring schedule — one that carried on for four years.
Frontman Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney decided to take a break from each other in 2015, to dabble in producing and focus on their own musical projects altogether. The Lonely Boy rockers’ breakup was continuously rumoured, however, never confirmed.
As revealed by Carney, 38, on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the since-confirmed hiatus was decided after the pair grew tired of their heavy touring schedule.
The unexpected announcement had a wave of fans in a panic searching for their wallets.
Many longtime followers took to Twitter to share their excitement and gratitude.
— 💚 (@2Grucci4U) March 14, 2019
The Black Keys is touring again!!!! This is not a drill!!!!
— Kimberly :))) (@kechoate8) March 14, 2019
The Black Keys are coming with Modest Mouse 🙌🏼
— Jenny (@Jennyyybean) March 14, 2019
PSA The Black Keys are going on tour !!!
— Britton (@britt___MC) March 14, 2019
The Black Keys are going on tour… pic.twitter.com/t3xAn1b1sb
— patricia (@_pattyvaras) March 15, 2019
Modest Mouse and the Black Keys just announced a tour together 😍
— ⌛️ (@fierro559) March 15, 2019
The Black Keys are coming to Toronto October 9 so who wants to come with me and jam our little hearts out?
— Erin (@erngriffiths) March 15, 2019
I tweeted “where are the black keys” and a month later they dropped a single and announced tour dates so I’m gonna start tweeting everything into existence
— Adriana Elena (@AdrianaDynamite) March 15, 2019
As of this writing, neither Auerbach, 39, nor Carney, have commented on The Black Keys’ sudden return.
It’s expected that the band is currently working on the long-awaited follow-up to Turn Blue.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 22 at 10 a.m. ET.
Those who sign up for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program before Sunday, are eligible for access to an exclusive presale which takes place on March 19 at 10 a.m.
Additional details and tour information can be found on The Black Keys’ official website.
‘Let’s Rock’ North American tour dates
** Canadian dates are bolded **
Sept. 21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Life Is Beautiful
Sept. 23 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center *
Sept. 24 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center *
Sept. 25 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center *
Sept. 27 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center *
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center *
Sept. 30 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena *
Oct. 1 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena *
Oct. 2 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena *
Oct. 4 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum #
Oct. 5 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena #
Oct. 7 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena #
Oct. 8 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena #
Oct. 9 – Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank Arena #
Oct. 11 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden #
Oct. 12 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem #
Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Arena #
Oct. 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center #
Nov. 5 – Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center ^
Nov. 6 – Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center ^
Nov. 8 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena ^
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena ^
Nov. 12 – Houston, Tex. @ Toyota Center ^
Nov. 13 – Austin, Tex. @ Frank Erwin Center ^
Nov. 14 – Fort Worth, Tex. @ Dickies Arena ^
Nov. 16 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena ^
Nov. 17 – San Diego, Calif. @ Pechanga Arena ^
Nov. 19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum ^
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ TBA ^
Nov. 22 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center ^
Nov. 23 – Tacoma, Wa. @ Tacoma Dome ^
Nov. 24 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena ^
* with Repeat Repeat
# with Jessy Wilson
^ with Shannon & the Clams
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