The Black Keys to Bring Dropout Boogie Tour to MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 9, 2022
With Special Guests Band of Horses and Ceramic Animal
LAS VEGAS (January 31, 2022) – The Black Keys have announced initial details for their Dropout Boogie tour, a 32-date North American run produced by Live Nation beginning Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This is the band’s first string of shows since touring in support of their 2019 studio album “Let’s Rock” (Nonesuch). Band Of Horses will support, with Ceramic Animal opening.
The Black Keys will be holding an exclusive fan club pre-sale on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. PT. Sign up for the free Lonely Boys & Girls Club and receive early access to tickets. The pre-sale ends Thursday, Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. PT. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available starting Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. PT. VIP packages include premium seats, sound check visit, an autographed lithograph and more! General on-sale begins Friday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com.
Citi is the official card of the Dropout Boogie tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. PT through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
The Black Keys are singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Last year, the duo received its 14th GRAMMY nomination, this time for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Delta Kream, which was released in May 2021 by Nonesuch Records. The project, which features 11 Mississippi hill country blues songs by artists such as R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, was the band’s fifth consecutive Top 10 debut on The Billboard 200. Pitchfork said of the album, “By spending the time playing the blues that’s buried deep in their soul, the Black Keys reveal how far they’ve gone in a space of 20 years,” while the UK’s Independent said, “The blues flow through The Black Keys’ music as steady as the Mississippi River. Now they’re going right to the source on Delta Kream, a sweltering collection of some of their favourite hill country blues standards. The fact they’re exploring such familiar territory is to the album’s benefit. The Black Keys know this music as well as their own. Delta Kream celebrates true musicianship. A soundtrack for those hot and heady nights of late summer. It’s brilliant.” Delta Kream also made Best of 2021 lists from several publications, including both Uncut and Mojo.
Most recently, The Black Keys released the Super Deluxe 10th anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album, El Camino in late 2021. El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s then-new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The Black Keys won three awards at the 55th annual GRAMMYs for El Camino—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album—among other worldwide accolades.
Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band have gone on to sell out arena tours and have released nine previous studio albums: their debut The Big Come Up (2002), followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004), along with their releases on Nonesuch Records, Magic Potion (2006), Attack & Release (2008), Brothers (2010), El Camino (2011), Turn Blue (2014) and “Let’s Rock” (2019), plus a 10th anniversary edition of Brothers (2020).The band has won six GRAMMY Awards and a BRIT and headlined festivals in North America, South America, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.
About Live Nation Las Vegas
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About MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez as well as Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also has been home to annual events including the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship and Frozen Fury NHL pre-season games hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.