The Black Keys
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The Black Keys Enlist Gary Clark Jr., Yola, The Marcus King Band & More For Let's Rock Tour
The Black Keys are going back on tour this summer and bringing some special guests with them. The "Lonely Boy" band will have Gary Clark Jr., The Marcus King Band and Yola on their trek across the country.
The Let's Rock tour launches Aug. 7 in Seattle before heading to Salt Lake City, Denver, Cincinnati, Chicago, Toronto, Camden, N.J. and other cities. The band closes out the road trip in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sept. 6. Allah Las and Jessy Wilson will also join them on tour.
The Akron, Ohio band released their album Let's Rock last year. They had not released new music since 2014's Turn Blue. Vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach spoke to the Recording Academy about their hiatus and how a recording session with Glenn Schwartz inspired him to text drummer Patrick Carney about recording together again.
"[The session] just brought back so many great memories that I just texted Pat, 'Let’s make a Black Keys record,'" he said.
Presale for the tour starts Friday 10 a.m. local time. For more information, visit the band's website.