The Lead-Up to Chase Center: The Black Keys

Nov 13, 2019/CHASE CENTER

Chase Center will be rocking when The Black Keys make their way to San Francisco as a part of their Let's Rock Tour. The three-month, 31-date tour coincides with the release of Let's Rock, The Black Keys’ first album in nearly five years. The band, comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, took a hiatus after completing the Turn Blue Tour in 2015, but reunited in 2018 to record their ninth studio album. When it finally came time for The Black Keys to finally make a new album, Auerbach and Carney did not have any songs written in advance. They just met at Auerbach’s Nashville recording studio and starting creating new songs from scratch. While the album may have been created spontaneously, fans can expect a more deliberate approach from The Black Keys on the Let's Rock Tour.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, The Black Keys opened up about the conception of Let's Rock Tour setlist. Auerbach explained, “We thought about ones that were fun to play live, and also picked some ones we haven’t played in a while. We kind of threw it together, and it really worked out pretty damn good.” The result is a good mix of The Black Keys’ classic hits and new songs from Let's Rock.

As The Black Keys prepare for their Chase Center debut, check out some reviews about the band’s tour so far:

Akron Beacon Journal:
“… a string of hits including a rockin’ 'Your Touch' and 'Thickfreakness' and the set-closing 'Lonely Boy' had the crowd -- a mix of couples of all ages, parents with their children from grade school age to grown and groups of friends -- all rocking as the tour name demanded.”
“… they made Fiserv Forum feel like home Friday night, blasting out a rollicking run of greatest hits for the almost entirely filled venue and maintaining their pure, unvarnished essence and appeal.”

“Effervescent 'Everlasting Light' levitated with newfound brightness Tuesday, and 'Ten Cent Pistol,' slotted as the penultimate tune in the main set, positively riveted, with Auerbach's simmering guitar work leading the way as the band quieted to a whisper then roared back.”

The Black Keys will bring their unique blues rock sound to Chase Center on Wednesday, November 20th. Fans can prepare for the show by listening to some of their hits on the Chase Center Artist Playlist. Can’t wait to see The Black Keys take the stage? Grab your tickets before its too late!

Photo courtesy of Alysse Gafkjen