The Black Keys and Modest Mouse Announce Tour w/ Two Michigan Dates
The Black Keys are hitting the road with Modest Mouse for the Let's Rock Tour, which will have two stops in Michigan.
Hot off the release of 'Lo/Hi,' their first taste of new music in five years, The Black Keys have announced a sprawling North American tour with fellow alt-rock cohorts Modest Mouse. Most dates will feature support from either Shannon and the Clams, *repeat repeat, or Jessy Wilson.
The Let's Rock Tour has not one, but two Michigan dates, as they first play Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. The tour then takes a quick detour to Pittsburgh before returning to Grand Rapids for a show at the Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, October 8th. Both Michigan dates feature Jessy Wilson as the supporting act. tickets go on sale for all shows on Friday, March 22nd.
Let's Rock 2019 Tour Dates:
09/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful +
09/23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
09/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *
09/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center *
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *
09/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center *
09/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena *
10/01 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *
10/02 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena *
10/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum #
10/05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena #
10/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena #
10/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
10/09 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena #
10/11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden #
10/12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem #
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena #
10/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center #
11/05 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center ^
11/06 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center ^
11/08 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena ^
11/09 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena ^
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center ^
11/13 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center ^
11/14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena ^
11/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena ^
11/17 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena ^
11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum ^
11/20 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA ^
11/22 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center ^
11/23 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome ^
11/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena ^
+ = Festival Date
* = w/ Modest Mouse and *repeat repeat
# = w/ Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson
^ = w/ Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams
The Black Keys last album, 'Turn Blue,' was released in 2014. The new single and their first tour in four years could mean a new album is on the way, but they have yet to divulge that information.
Modest Mouse's last release was 2015's 'Strangers to Ourselves,' which was the result of lengthy recording sessions that actually produced two albums. Despite frontman Isaac Brock stating that the second album would be released "as quickly as it's legally allowed," there's been very little talk of it since.
The second album is said to be a bit of a sonic departure for the band, and reportedly features cameos from Big Boi (yes, from Outkast) and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. It sounds really interesting, but don't hold your breath. However, it does appear that two unreleased songs, 'Poison the Well' and 'I'm Still Here' may appear on a 7-inch vinyl for Candian Record Store Day.