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  • November 12, 2019

    "The Black Keys are the last rock and roll band to really matter," says the Broken Record podcast. Bandmates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney talk with host Rick Rubin about everything from their early days together to their new album, "Let's Rock," and even share some unreleased songs. "We started playing when we were sixteen and seventeen before we were a band," Auerbach says, "and we learned how to play together ... We always recorded ourselves because that's what was so much fun ... So, the beginnings of The Black Keys were a recording." Hear it here.

  • November 5, 2019

    The Black Keys are heading back out on the road this week to start their second leg of their tour of North America, supported by Modest Mouse and Shannon and the Clams. This leg of the tour begins in Sunrise, Florida, and makes stops in Orlando, Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, and Vancouver. "It’s all about the groove and being able to lock in to all those guitars,” Dan Auerbach tells Rolling Stone about putting together the setlist for the tour. “It’s just fun."

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  • The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock," was released on June 28, 2019, via Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records. The long-awaited album, the band's first in five years, is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney's early days as a band. Auerbach says, "When we're together we are The Black Keys, that's where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen." 

    "Let's Rock" was written, tracked live, and produced by Auerbach and Carney at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and features backing vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson. "The record is like an homage to electric guitar," says Carney. "We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to."

    Rolling Stone named "Lo/Hi" 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." 

    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.

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Wed, Nov 13
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
Wed, Nov 13
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
Thu, Nov 14
Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena
Thu, Nov 14
Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena
Sat, Nov 16
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat, Nov 16
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sun, Nov 17
San Diego, CA
Pechanga Arena
Sun, Nov 17
San Diego, CA
Pechanga Arena
Tue, Nov 19
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Tue, Nov 19
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Wed, Nov 20
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center
Wed, Nov 20
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center
Fri, Nov 22
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Fri, Nov 22
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Sat, Nov 23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Sat, Nov 23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Sun, Nov 24
Vancouver, BC
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Sun, Nov 24
Vancouver, BC
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
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The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock" is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney's early days as a band. "When we're together we are The Black Keys, that's where that real magic is," says Auerbach, "and always has been since we were sixteen." "The record is like an homage to electric guitar," says Carney. "We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to."

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The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock," was released on June 28, 2019, via Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records. The long-awaited album, the band's first in five years, is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney's early days as a band. Auerbach says, "When we're together we are The Black Keys, that's where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen." 

"Let's Rock" was written, tracked live, and produced by Auerbach and Carney at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and features backing vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson. "The record is like an homage to electric guitar," says Carney. "We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to."

Rolling Stone named "Lo/Hi" 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." 

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.

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Tour

Wed, Nov 13
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
Wed, Nov 13
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
Thu, Nov 14
Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena
Thu, Nov 14
Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena
Sat, Nov 16
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat, Nov 16
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sun, Nov 17
San Diego, CA
Pechanga Arena
Sun, Nov 17
San Diego, CA
Pechanga Arena
Tue, Nov 19
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Tue, Nov 19
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Wed, Nov 20
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center
Wed, Nov 20
San Francisco, CA
Chase Center
Fri, Nov 22
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Fri, Nov 22
Portland, OR
Moda Center
Sat, Nov 23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Sat, Nov 23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Sun, Nov 24
Vancouver, BC
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Sun, Nov 24
Vancouver, BC
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
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