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The Black Keys Cancel Summer Headlining Tour

The Black Keys announced on Tuesday (May 12) that their summer North American headlining tour has been canceled.

The Black Keys announced on Tuesday (May 12) that their summer North American headlining tour has been canceled.

“We are very disappointed to let you know the US Let’s Rock Summer tour is no longer happening,” the band said in a statement. “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!”

Ticket holders will be emailed with their refund options; head here for more information.


The 36-date run was set to kick off July 7 at Seattle, WA’s White River Amphitheatre with stops in major cities like Dallas, TX; Portland, OR and Chicago, IL before wrapping up Sept. 6 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. The tour was in support of The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, Let’s Rock, which was released in June 2019.

Openers for select dates on the tour were to include Gary Clark Jr., Jessy Wilson, Allah-Las, The Marcus King Band and 2020 best new artist Grammy nominee Yola.

See the list of canceled dates below.

The Black Keys Let’s Rock 2020 Tour Dates

July 7 — Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre*

July 8 — Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*

July 10 — Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre%

July 11 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre*

July 12 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*

July 14 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre^

July 15 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

July 17 — Dallas,TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion^

July 18 — Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^

July 19 — Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater^

July 21 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – STL^

July 22 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center^

July 24 — Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center^

July 25 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – CHI^

July 26 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre^

Aug. 11 — Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center#

Aug. 12 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage#

Aug. 14 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater#

Aug. 15 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview#

Aug. 16 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center#

Aug. 18 — Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion#

Aug. 19 — Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre#

Aug. 21 — Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center#

Aug. 22 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion#

Aug. 23 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center#

Aug. 25 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion#

Aug. 26 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater#

Aug. 28 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion#

Aug. 29 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#

Aug. 30 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park#

Sept. 1 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion#

Sept. 2 — Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre#

Sept. 4 — Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre#

Sept. 5 — West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre#

Sept. 6 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place#

* w/ Gary Clark Jr. and Jessy Wilson
% w/ Allah-Las and Jessy Wilson
^ w/ Gary Clark Jr. and The Marcus King Band
# w/ Gary Clark Jr. and Yola