We know George Strait can sell out Fort Worth’s new Dickies Arena. More than once, at least.
Now we’ll see how the rock side of the new arena will do. On March 14 , The Black Keys confirmed a 31-date arena tour of North America with Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena set for Nov. 14, 2019, just before Mr. Strait officially opens the new arena on Nov. 22.
The “Let’s Rock” Tour will hit cities including Chicago, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support on all dates, and Shannon & The Clams, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows on the tour. Tickets for all dates go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 22.
The 31-city outing will kick off September 23 in Denver, CO and will make stops in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles and more before wrapping November 24 in Vancouver, BC.
To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, March 17 at 10pm EST HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, March 19 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 21 at 10pm local time.
Additionally, Citi is the official presale credit card of The Black Keys – “Let’s Rock” Tour. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 11AM local time until Thursday, March 21 at 10PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The band also headlines 2019’s Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 21.
The Black Keys recently debuted the new song “Lo/Hi” (Nonesuch Records), the first new music from the band since their 2014 album, Turn Blue. “Lo/Hi” was written and produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, and recorded at Nashville’s Easy Eye Sound studio. Rolling Stone named the track 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.” Additionally, GQ magazine included “Lo/Hi” in its list of Songs You Need to Hear This Week and called it “a snarling and immediate little slice of heaven from the Ohio rock stars.”
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.
The Black Keys Tour Dates
Las Vegas, NV
Life Is Beautiful+
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis, MO
Quicken Loans Arena*
Little Caesars Arena#
PPG Paints Arena#
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena#
Wells Fargo Arena#
State Farm Arena^
Frank Erwin Center^
Fort Worth, TX
Talking Stick Resort Arena^
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA