June 28, 2019

The Black Keys Rock…Because They Can

The Black Keys are back for their ninth album, Let’s Rock. It’s released today on Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch, and this one’s a rocker. Let’s Rock is a collection of what’s being called “straightforward rock,” the kind that singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney played in their early days as a band. “When we’re together, we are The Black Keys,” says Aurebach. “That’s where that real magic is and always has been since we were sixteen.” 

Auerbach and Carney wrote and produced Let’s Rock‘s twelve tracks, recording it live at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. It features background vocals by Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson. Carney describes Let’s Rock as an homage to electric guitar. “We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”

Back in May, the duo’s song “Lo/Hi” put the band in the history books when it topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts simultaneously. The Black Keys also will be touring throughout the summer in support of the album, concert dates listed below.

written by Mike Ragogna

Let’s Rock Track Listing:
1. Shine A Little Light
2. Eagle Birds
3. Lo/Hi
4. Walk Across The Water
5. Tell Me Lies
6. Every Little Thing
7. Get Yourself Together
8. Sit Around And Miss You
9. Go
10. Breaking Down
11. Under The Gun
12. Fire Walk With Me

The Black Keys Tour Dates 
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 /// Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*
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#
Oct 16 /// Washington, DC /// The Anthem%
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 /// Chase Center^
Nov 22 /// Portland, OR /// Moda Center^
Nov 23 /// Tacoma, WA /// Tacoma Dome^
Nov 24 /// Vancouver, BC /// Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^
+Festival Date 
*w/ Modest Mouse and *repeat repeat
w/ Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson
^ w/ Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams

% w/ Modest Mouse and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

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