The Black Keys Extend ‘Let’s Rock’ Through Summer With Openers Gary Clark Jr., Yola And More

The Black Keys are hitting the road this summer for 35 outdoors shows with special guests including Gary Clark Jr., Yola,

The Black Keys
Owen Sweeney
– The Black Keys
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

The newest leg of the “Let’s Rock” tour launches July 7 at White River Amphitheatre in the Seattle market and includes stops in Dallas, Boston, New York, Tamp and Jacksonville, Fla., among other cities. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. local time through theband’s website. Citi members will have access to a presale beginning Tuesday, Feb 25 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday Feb. 28 through Citi Entertainment.

The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, Let’s Rock, was released on June 28 through Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The 2020 dates are the latest extension of the “Let’s Rock” tour that marked Auerbach and bandmate Patrick Carney’s first outing since 2014. To date, the tour has averaged 8,909 tickets sold and a gross of $901,806 as reported to Pollstar.

See Also: The Black Keys Announce North American Fall Arena Tour 

“When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen,” Auerbach says in a statement. Let’s Rock has received critical praise, with Paste saying, “If you want something you can crank up at backyard barbecues or in the car with the windows down, well, The Black Keys have two words for you, and they’re in the album title.”

In addition, openers Gary Clark Jr. and Yola have won their share of acclaim, with multiple Grammy Award nominations between them and Clark winning for Rock Song and Rock Performance for “This Land.”

Yola was recently featured as a Pollstar cover artist, and has had a year of buzz with a Best New Artist nomination and an album, Walk Through Fire, produced by Auerbach. It was recently announced she will make her film debut as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming “Elvis.”

See Also – Hotstar: Yola Finds Freedom And Grammy Noms 

See Also – Dan Auerbach Producing Yola’s Grammy Nominated Album Was Meant To Be


The Black Keys – “Let’s Rock” 2020 North American Tour

July 7 /// Seattle, WA /// White River Amphitheatre*

July 8 /// Portland, OR /// Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*

July 10 /// Berkeley, CA /// Greek Theatre%~

July 11 /// Irvine, CA /// FivePoint Amphitheatre*

July 12 /// Chula Vista, CA /// North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*

July 14 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// USANA Amphitheatre^

July 15 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

July 17 /// Dallas, TX /// Dos Equis Pavilion^

July 18 /// Houston, TX /// The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^

July 19 /// Austin, TX /// Germania Insurance Amphitheater^

July 21 /// St. Louis, MO /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – STL^

July 22 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Riverbend Music Center^

July 24 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Ruoff Music Center^

July 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – CHI^

July 26 /// Detroit, MI /// DTE Energy Music Theatre^ 

August 11 /// Cleveland, OH /// Blossom Music Center#

August 12 /// Toronto, ON /// Budweiser Stage#

August 14 /// Darien Center, NY /// Darien Lake Amphitheater#

August 15 /// Syracuse, NY /// St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview#

August 16 /// Saratoga Springs, NY /// Saratoga Performing Arts Center#

August 18 /// Bangor, ME /// Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion#

August 19 /// Hartford, CT /// XFINITY Theatre#

August 21 /// Boston, MA /// Xfinity Center#

August 22 /// Camden, NJ /// BB&T Pavilion#

August 23 /// Holmdel, NJ /// PNC Bank Arts Center#

August 25 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion#

August 26 /// Wantagh, NY /// Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater#

August 28 /// Columbia, MD /// Merriweather Post Pavilion#

August 29 /// Virginia Beach, VA /// Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#

August 30 /// Raleigh, NC /// Coastal Credit Union Music Park#

September 1 /// Charlotte, NC /// PNC Music Pavilion#

September 2 /// Birmingham, AL /// Oak Mountain Amphitheatre#

September 4 /// Tampa, FL /// MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre#

September 5 /// West Palm Beach, FL /// iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre#

September 6 /// Jacksonville, FL  /// Daily’s Place#

* w/ Gary Clark Jr and Jessy Wilson
% w/ Allah-Las and Jessy Wilson
^ w/ Gary Clark Jr and The Marcus King Band
# w/ Gary Clark Jr and Yola