The Black Keys have released their eleventh studio album, Dropout Boogie, on Nonesuch Records. It is available to stream/purchase here. The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will take part in an album launch party with iHeart radio stations across the country at 7:00 p.m. PT tonight.
Led by singles “Wild Child” and “It Ain’t Over”, Dropout Boogie features collaborations with Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright, Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) and arrives a day before the 20th anniversary of the Black Keys’ debut album, The Big Come Up. The new album captures a number of early takes that hark back to the stripped-back blues rock of their early days making music together in the basements of Akron, Ohio.
Last night The Black Keys stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of the latest single “It Ain’t Over” and “Wild Child,” which topped Billboard’s AAA charts in April and is currently #1 at Alternative and returned to #1 at AAA this week, and elsewhere in the world, the single proved to be one of the band’s most successful radio hits to date.
The Black Keys will tour North America for the first time in three years beginning in July. Band of Horses will be supporting all dates, while Ceramic Animal (July 9-30), Early James (August 24-September 9) and the Velveteers (October 2-18) will open for select performances. International tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys consists of vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Last year, the duo received their fourteenth Grammy nomination, this time for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Delta Kream, released in May 2021 by Nonesuch. The project, which features eleven country blues songs from the Mississippi hills by artists including R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, was the band’s fifth consecutive top 10 debut on the Billboard 200. Internationally, Delta Kream was the fourth The band’s consecutive top 10 album in the UK, where it debuted at No. 5. It reached the top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands. Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Croatia and Switzerland, among others, and scored career highs in multiple countries. .
Most recently, The Black Keys released the Super Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition of their landmark seventh studio album, El Camino in late 2021. El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and recorded in the new hometown of the group, Nashville, during in the spring of 2011. The Black Keys won three Grammy Awards for El Camino – Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album – among other global accolades.
The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band continued to sell out arena tours and released 10 previous studio albums: their debut The Big Come Up (2002), followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory ( 2004), as well as their releases on Nonesuch Records, Magic Potion (2006), Attack & Release (2008), Brothers (2010), El Camino (2011), Turn Blue (2014), “Let’s Rock” (2019), and Delta Kream (2021). The group has won six Grammy Awards and a BRIT and has headlined festivals in North America, South America, Mexico, Australia and Europe.
Listen to the new album here:
Black Keys Dropout Boogie Tour Dates
July 9: Las Vegas, Nevada – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 11: Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
July 13: Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
July 15: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater St. Louis
July 16: Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 17: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Tinley Park
July 20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Center for the Performing Arts
July 22: Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at the Jones Beach Theater
July 23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 25: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 27: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 29: Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 30: Philadelphia, PA – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
August 24: West Palm Beach, Florida – iTHINK Financial Amphitheater
August 25: Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
August 27: Atlanta, Georgia – Ameris Bank Amphitheater
August 28: Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheater
August 30: Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
September 1: Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
September 3: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
September 6: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
September 7: Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Musical Theater
September 9: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
October 2: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
October 3: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
October 5: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
October 8: Los Angeles, California – The Forum
October 10: Phoenix, Arizona – Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 13: Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
October 15: Houston, Texas – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 17: Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
October 18: Dallas, Texas – Dos Equis Pavilion