The Black Keys Reveal Summer and Fall ‘Dropout Boogie Tour’

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The Black Keys perform at Los Angeles’ Wiltern, Sept. 19, 2019.

Esteemed blues-rock duo The Black Keys will return to the road this summer and fall with the “Dropout Boogie Tour,” which will hit arenas and amphitheaters from July to October.

The Ohio band’s trek begins July 9 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, before making stops at outdoor venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. (July 13); Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. (July 25) and Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center (Sept. 3).

As summer turns to fall, the band will stage a handful of arena plays, at venues including Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena (Oct. 2) and Austin’s Moody Center ATX (Oct. 17). The tour wraps at Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion on Oct. 18.

The run will be supported by Band of Horses and, in select cities, Ceramic Animal, Early James and The Velveteers. It follows the cheekily named “World Tour of America,” which took the band to three clubs in September 2021, and Delta Kream, the set of blues covers The Black Keys released last May.

In 2019, The Black Keys released the album Let’s Rock and toured behind it, grossing $28.55 million across 32 shows reported to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice. Ten stops on the tour brought in more than $1 million, with the top-grossing shows coming at Southern California’s Forum (13,186 tickets sold, $1.59 million grossed), Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (13,442, $1.42 million) and Chicago’s United Center (11,523, $1.36 million).

Pollstar‘s review of that October 2019 Barclays Center concert praised “the allure of a Keys show: two dudes, playing honest-to-goodness rock music for an arena, at a time when that’s increasingly rare.”

The band was set to continue that tour from July to September 2020, but was forced to cancel by the coronavirus pandemic.

The “Dropout Boogie Tour” will take the band back to several venues it hasn’t played in a decade, including Merriweather Post Pavilion, where it sold 14,289 tickets and grossed $509,260 on May 18, 2012, and Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, where it moved 15,993 tickets for a gross of $774,475 on Aug. 4, 2012.

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Tickets for the “Dropout Boogie Tour” go onsale Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. local time. Find the list of dates below.

July 9 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 13 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
July 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 17 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park
July 20 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 22 – Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 25 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 29 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
Aug. 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
Sept. 1 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Sept. 7 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sept. 9 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Oct. 5 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 13 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Oct. 15 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 17 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
Oct. 18 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion