The Ninth Studio Album From The Black Keys – Their First In 5 Years
The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, Let’s Rock, will be released June 28, 2019 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The long-awaited album, their first in five years, is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band.
Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen.”
Let’s Rock was written, tracked live, and produced by Auerbach and Carney at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and features backing vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson.
“The record is like a homage to electric guitar,” says Carney. “We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.” The 2019 ‘Let’s Rock’ Tour will hit cities all across North America this fall, including Toronto and Vancouver. Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support on all dates, and Shannon & The Clams, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows on the tour. The band also headlines 2019’s Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 21.