The boys are back.
On Monday, the Black Keys announced their upcoming North America tour, with one of the tour dates bringing the Akron-based band back to Northeast Ohio for an outdoor show on Sept. 9 at Blossom Music Center.
The date at Blossom is one of the 32 stops on the Dropout Boogie Tour, which will also feature supporting group Band of Horses. Tickets go on sale Friday, with VIP presale tickets going on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. VIP tickets include premium seats, sound check visit and an autographed lithograph, among other goodies.
The Black Keys will be touring in support of Delta Kream, their newest album which was released last May and debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top Rock and Alternative charts.
In 2019, we spoke to guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach about the band’s return to the stage, which was done in tandem to the release of their ninth album Let’s Rock, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Top 10. Their Sept. 2019 tour date christened the newly renovated Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
As a part of that discussion, we talked about the band’s touring background, with Auerbach speaking candidly about the group’s opening years.
“When you wake up in the bowels of an arena, it’s all a blur,” he said at the time. “We kept going back to the same cities over and over and it created a foundation that stuck to us. It’s a hard business to make a living in, especially nowadays. Pat and I were talking the other day wondering if we could start The Black Keys today. I don’t know.”
Now, the group is back and ready to rock in Northeast Ohio again. Tickets are available here.