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  • March 5, 2020

    The Black Keys will release a new limited-edition, 45-RPM version of their album "Let’s Rock" on Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, on Saturday, April 18. Pressed on two 180-gram vinyl discs, the Record Store Day edition comes in a deluxe holographic gatefold jacket, individually numbered. The set is limited to 7,500 pieces worldwide. Take a look inside here.

  • February 24, 2020

    The Black Keys have announced a thirty-five-date "Let's Rock" summer tour with performances in cities including Seattle, Dallas, Boston, New York, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Each date on the tour will feature direct support by Gary Clark Jr., except the Berkeley concert with Allah-Las. Jessy Wilson and The Marcus King Band will each open select dates on the first half of the tour, and Yola will open for the twenty-concert second leg, starting in Cleveland on August 11. Tickets for all dates will go on sale on February 28.

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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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Tue, May 5
Halifax, NS
Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Tue, May 5
Halifax, NS
Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Wed, May 6
Moncton, NB
Avenir Centre
Wed, May 6
Moncton, NB
Avenir Centre
Fri, May 8
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Fri, May 8
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Sat, May 9
Quebec, WC
Centre Videotron
Sat, May 9
Quebec, WC
Centre Videotron
Mon, May 11
Ottawa, ON
Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Mon, May 11
Ottawa, ON
Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Tue, May 12
London, ON
Budweiser Gardens
Tue, May 12
London, ON
Budweiser Gardens
Fri, May 15
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
Fri, May 15
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
Sat, May 16
Saskatoon, SK
Sasktel Centre
Sat, May 16
Saskatoon, SK
Sasktel Centre
Sun, May 17
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Sun, May 17
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Tue, May 19
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
Tue, May 19
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
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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

Tue, May 5
Halifax, NS
Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Tue, May 5
Halifax, NS
Halifax Scotiabank Centre
Wed, May 6
Moncton, NB
Avenir Centre
Wed, May 6
Moncton, NB
Avenir Centre
Fri, May 8
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Fri, May 8
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Sat, May 9
Quebec, WC
Centre Videotron
Sat, May 9
Quebec, WC
Centre Videotron
Mon, May 11
Ottawa, ON
Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Mon, May 11
Ottawa, ON
Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Tue, May 12
London, ON
Budweiser Gardens
Tue, May 12
London, ON
Budweiser Gardens
Fri, May 15
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
Fri, May 15
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
Sat, May 16
Saskatoon, SK
Sasktel Centre
Sat, May 16
Saskatoon, SK
Sasktel Centre
Sun, May 17
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Sun, May 17
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Tue, May 19
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
Tue, May 19
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
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