The Black Keys head to metro Detroit this summer with Gary Clark Jr.
click to enlarge Alysse GafkjenLook's like metro Detroit will be getting a second dose of that old-time rock 'n' roll via Ohio lonely boys Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.Last year, the Black Keys unleashed the band's first record following a five-year hiatus,. OK so, we may have rolled our eyes at the title and well, we can't help but laugh when a review of the 2019 record suggests that it is the perfect soundtrack to blast during a barbecue. Pass the hot dogs, my dudes.As it turns out, though, the record's title was actually inspired by a death row inmate's last words, which is far more rock 'n' roll than potato salad. The record also fits rather comfortably in the comfortable canon of Black Keys' fuzzy, foot-stomping garage rock.Anyway, last year also marked the band's first Detroit stop in five years, and as of an announcement made Monday, the Black Keys will return to the metro Detroit area when they perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 26. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
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The Black Keys open up about why they haven't toured in years
After playing together for roughly 15 years straight, The Black Keys needed a break. The multi-Grammy Award-winning blues-rock duo comprised of vocalist and guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, stopped touring in 2015. They didn't play together for more than three years and wouldn't announce their next album for nearly five years. "Us taking a break wasn't 'cause we were sick of playing music. The Black Keys on why they took a break from touring: "It can become 'Groundhog Day'"Auerbach and Carney took a break from the road at the end of their "Turn Blue" world tour.cbsnews.com