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The Black Keys announce a rockin' new tour with howlin' Houston stop

The Black Keys announce a rockin' new tour with howlin' Houston stop

The Black Keys
The Black Keys return to Houston with a new tour, appropriately dubbed "Let's Rock." Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

The two-man rock machine known as The Black Keys are back — and they are hitting the road with a tour that'll roll through Texas this fall.

Akron, Ohio, boys Dan Auerbach (guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums) announced their "Let's Rock" tour, which will begin Saturday, September 21, in Las Vegas — where they'll headline this year's Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival — and end on Sunday, November 24, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Texas fans, take note: The Keys will also make stops in Houston (Tuesday, November 12, at the Toyota Center); Austin (Wednesday, November 13, at the Frank Erwin Center); and Fort Worth (Thursday, November 14, at Dickies Arena). Modest Mouse and Sharon & the Clams will open up for them on those dates.

This announcement comes after the band just released a new song last week: "Lo/Hi," the first new music they've done together in five years. The pair has dabbled separately since the release of their last album, the Danger Mouse-co-produced Turn Blue, in 2014.

Auerbach formed the Easy Eye Sound record label (named after his Nashville studio) in 2017, where he released his second solo album, Waiting on a Song.

Carney has produced music for other artists, including Karen Elson, Michelle Branch, and Jessy Wilson. He also composed the theme music for the Netflix show Bojack Horseman, along with his late uncle Ralph Carney.

Expect new tunes and classics — and to sing along to the one of the decades's most recognizable choruses, the "da da, da da, da" from the wildly popular, "Howlin' for You."


Tickets for all dates go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 22, at 10 am here. Fans can register now through Sunday, March 17, at 10 pm eastern for Ticketmaster's Verified Fan presale here. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 am through Thursday, March 21 at 10 pm.