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  • The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock," will be released 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." Pre-order to download the songs "Eagle Birds" and "Lo/Hi" now.

    "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." The band's recent interview with Zane Lowe about the new album can be heard here.

    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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Sat, Sep 21
Las Vegas, NV
Sat, Sep 21
Las Vegas, NV
Mon, Sep 23
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Mon, Sep 23
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Tue, Sep 24
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Tue, Sep 24
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Wed, Sep 25
St. Louis, MO
Enterprise Center
Wed, Sep 25
St. Louis, MO
Enterprise Center
Fri, Sep 27
Chicago, IL
United Center
Fri, Sep 27
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Sep 28
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Sat, Sep 28
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Mon, Sep 30
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Mon, Sep 30
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Tue, Oct 1
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Tue, Oct 1
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Wed, Oct 2
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
Wed, Oct 2
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
Fri, Oct 4
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum
Fri, Oct 4
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum
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The Black Keys' first album in five years, "Let's Rock," is due June 28 on Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records! It's a return to the straightforward rock of the band's early days. Pre-order to download the album tracks "Eagle Birds" and "Lo/Hi" now.

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The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock," will be released 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." Pre-order to download the songs "Eagle Birds" and "Lo/Hi" now.

"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." The band's recent interview with Zane Lowe about the new album can be heard here.

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

Sat, Sep 21
Las Vegas, NV
Sat, Sep 21
Las Vegas, NV
Mon, Sep 23
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Mon, Sep 23
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Tue, Sep 24
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Tue, Sep 24
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Wed, Sep 25
St. Louis, MO
Enterprise Center
Wed, Sep 25
St. Louis, MO
Enterprise Center
Fri, Sep 27
Chicago, IL
United Center
Fri, Sep 27
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Sep 28
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Sat, Sep 28
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Mon, Sep 30
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Mon, Sep 30
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Tue, Oct 1
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Tue, Oct 1
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Wed, Oct 2
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
Wed, Oct 2
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
Fri, Oct 4
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum
Fri, Oct 4
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum
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