The Black Keys at Tacoma Dome

Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00pm
Tacoma Dome
2727 E D St
Tacoma, WA 98421
United States

Event Description:

The Black Keys will be bringing their Let’s Rock Tour to the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, November 23. Special guests Modest Mouse and Shannon & The Clams will open.


Ten years after they pulled up their stakes and moved south to Nashville, leaving their gritty post-industrial hometown of Akron, Ohio, the birth place of rubber companies, waffle cones, oatmeal, and LeBron James; Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach are back, at least metaphorically. On their ninth album Let’s Rock the city of Akron is a silent partner, a third member on a recording that returns the duo to the straightforward, primitivism of their early canon, back to those days when Carney worshipped the Stooges, and Auerbach was enamored with Link Wray and the original James Gang guitarist Glenn Schwartz.

After the nuanced, pensive psychedelic melancholy of 2014’s Turn Blue, perhaps the biggest factor in the sound of Let’s Rock was that Auerbach and Carney fell back in love with the electric guitar co-producing an unpretentious blues worshipping assault record that reminds you that rock is supposed to be unpredictable, dangerous, and in your face.

“I love big and dumb songs,” admits Carney. “They’re my favorite. I think on this record Dan and I  came to a similar place in terms of what we wanted.  I was sitting in my studio for the last year just playing electric guitar, and for the first time in a while, Dan was playing a lot of electric guitar. The record is like a homage to electric guitar. It’s all it is. Then, there’s these cool solos and there’s barely any drum fills. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”