I am super excited for the ‘Let’s Rock Tour’ to hit The Target Center on Saturday, September 28th. The tour features both The Black Keys and Modest Mouse which is sure to make for one of the best Saturday night’s yet this year.
The Black Keys confirmed their extensive, thirty-one-date arena tour of North America. The “Let’s Rock” Tour will hit Minneapolis on Saturday, September 28 with Special guests Modest Mouse and *repeat repeat.
The Black Keys recently debuted the new song “Lo/Hi” (Nonesuch Records), the first new music from the band since their 2014 album, Turn Blue. Listen here. “Lo/Hi” was written and produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, and recorded at Nashville’s Easy Eye Sound studio. Rolling Stone named the track a “Song You Need to Know” and said, “the Keys have officially returned, louder than ever” and the New York Times calls the song “the kind of garage-boogie stomp that the band never left behind.” Additionally, GQ magazine included “Lo/Hi” in its list of Songs You Need to Hear This Week and called it “a snarling and immediate little slice of heaven from the Ohio rock stars.”
Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have released eight studio albums: their debut The Big Come Up (2002), followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004), along with their releases on Nonesuch Records, Magic Potion (2006), Attack & Release (2008), Brothers (2010), El Camino (2011), and, most recently, Turn Blue (2014). The band has won six Grammy Awards and headlined festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Governors Ball.
Since their last album together, both Auerbach and Carney have been creative forces behind a number of wide-ranging artists:
Dan Auerbach formed the Easy Eye Sound record label, named after his Nashville studio, in 2017, with the release of his second solo album, Waiting on a Song. Since its launch, Easy Eye Sound has become home to a wide range of artists including Yola, Shannon & The Clams, Dee White, Shannon Shaw, Sonny Smith, Robert Finley, and The Gibson Brothers; it also has released the posthumous album by Leo Bud Welch as well as previously unreleased material by Link Wray.
Patrick Carney has produced and recorded new music with artists such as Calvin Johnson, Michelle Branch, Damns of the West, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Jessy Wilson, Tennis, Repeat Repeat, Wild Belle, Sad Planets, Turbo Fruits, and more. He also created the theme music for the Netflix TV show BoJack Horseman with his late uncle, Ralph Carney.
Tickets are still available HERE!
September 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
September 23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center*
September 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center*
September 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center*
September 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center*
September 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center*
September 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena*
October 1 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
October 2 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena*
October 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum#
October 5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena#
October 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena#
October 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena#
October 9 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena#
October 11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden#
October 12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem#
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena#
October 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center#
November 5 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center^
November 6 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center^
November 8 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena^
November 9 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena^
November 12 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center^
November 13 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center^
November 14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena^
November 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena^
November 17 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena^
November 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum^
November 20 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA^
November 22 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center^
November 23 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome^
November 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^