The Black Keys call off US summer tour due to COVID-19

The Let’s Rock tour was to be supported by Gary Clark Jr.

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The Black Keys have announced the cancellation of their summer touring plans due to COVID-19. The North American Let’s Rock tour was planned in support of the duo’s record of the same name, and would have kicked off with a show on 7 July, at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington.

Breaking the news to fans over Twitter, the band shared their disappointment at having to cancel, but highlighted that the health and safety of their fans and crew was more important. They wrote: “We are very disappointed to let you know the US Let’s Rock Summer tour is no longer happening.”

“We were looking forward to seeing you all out there, but the health and safety of our fans and crew has to take priority. We hope to see you all soon. Please stay safe!” The full tweet is below.

The Black Keys’ Let’s Rock tour was to receive support from Gary Clark Jr. on most of its 35 planned dates; along with performances from Jessy Wilson, The Marcus King Band, and Yola.

Let’s Rock – the band’s ninth and most recent studio album – was released last year, following a notable four year release gap from 2014’s Turn Blue. Outside of the Black Keys, guitarist Dan Auerbach also releases music as a solo artist. Here, we take a retrospective dive into his 2009 record, Keep It Hid.

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