The Black Keys Pull Out of Woodstock 50

Alysse Gafkjen
The Black Keys

The band cited an unnamed “scheduling conflict” as its reason for the cancelation.

The Black Keys have canceled their performance at the Woodstock 50 festival, the band announced on Friday (April 5).

”Due to a scheduling conflict, The Black Keys will unfortunately need to cancel their set at Woodstock,” the rock duo said in a statement. “The band wants to let fans know as soon as possible and before tickets go on sale.” 

The band, which consists of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, had been slated to perform at the festival -- which has been organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary the iconic 1969 Woodstock -- alongside such bold-faced performers as Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, the Killers, Miley Cyrus and Santana. No replacement has been named at this time.

In March, the Black Keys released a new song entitled “Lo/Hi” and announced a 31-date North American tour with Modest Mouse. It was first new music from the duo since their 2014 album Turn Blue, though both have worked on their own separate musical projects in the interim. 

Woodstock 50 is slated to take place August 15-18, 2019 in Watkins Glen, New York. Tickets go on sale April 22. The full lineup is available here.