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The Black Keys & Modest Mouse Announce "Let's Rock" North American Tour
Today, GRAMMY winners The Black Keys announced a 31-date North American tour with special guests and fellow alt-rock titans, GRAMMY nominees Modest Mouse. The jaunt, which they've dubbed "Let's Rock," has the two groups kicking things off on Sept. 23 in Denver, Colo. and closing out on Nov. 24 in Vancouver, B.C.
Most of the shows are taking place at arenas and other large venues, including the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 30, for a big show not far from The Black Keys birthplace of Akron, Ohio. Modest Mouse will be supporting all dates, which also includes stops at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 15, the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Nov. 9, the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Nov. 13 and The Forum in Los Angeles on Nov. 19.
Before making the final show in Vancouver, the tour will make two stops on the U.S. side of the Pacific Northwest: Modest Mouse's home base of Portland, Ore. on Nov. 11, then, the next day, in Tacoma, Wash., less than an hour drive from where frontman Issac Brock formed the group.
Last week, on March 7, The Black Keys released a new song, "Lo/Hi," their first new music in five years, since the release of their GRAMMY-nominated Turn Blue in 2014. The prior album, 2011's El Camino, won Best Rock Album at the 55th GRAMMY Awards and one of its singles, "Lonely Boy," won Best Rock Performance.
Modest Mouse released their last album in 2015, Strangers to Ourselves. Their commercial breakout album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, which featured "Float On," earned the group a nod at the 47th GRAMMY Awards for Best Alternative Music Album.