CAA Signs The Black Keys

The Black Keys at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 25, 2022. (James Hendershot)

Creative Artists Agency has signed The Black Keys in all areas worldwide, the agency has informed Pollstar exclusively.

A CAA representative noted that this is a new signing for the agency and not part of the acquisition of ICM Partners, the band’s previous agency.

The four-time Grammy-winning duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney has been on the road since July, mostly at outdoor venues including Red Rocks in Colorado, Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York, Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland and more. Upcoming dates into mid-October include iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ohana Festival in Southern California, Mempho Music Festival in Memphis, Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Moody Center in Austin, Kia Forum in Los Angeles and more.

The band, formed by childhood friends in Akron, Ohio, known for authentic blues rock that has achieved mainstream success, most recently released Dropout Boogie, on May 13, from Auerbach’s own Easy Eye Studio in Nashville. The original LP, featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons on one track, follows up the band’s 2021 LP Delta Kream of hill country blues covers.

Both Carney and Auerbach have been active producing records from Nashville for artists including Yola, Marcus King and more. 

The Black Keys are managed by Irving Azoff and Steve Moir at Full Stop Management.