Sharing a three-way tie for Akron, OH’s greatest export with LeBron James and rubber, The Black Keys put out a damn good, highly anticipated, gem of an album, ‘Let’s Rock’ (06.28.19; Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records). It would be a crime not to tour in support of their new masterpiece (which 98% of Google users ‘like; absolutely mindblowing!) Not one to commit crimes, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are hitting the road for a US tour, which includes a stop in Cleveland (a short trip up I-77 from the band’s hometown) on September 30! Of note, this will be the very first event at the extensively renovated and recently-renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse!
The new self-produced album was preceded by the singles “Lo/Hi,” “Eagle Birds”, and “Go.” “Lo/Hi” topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts in the US simultaneously, making it the first song ever to do so!
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The group’s commercial breakthrough came in 2010 with ‘Brothers,’ (after putting out some sensational albums prior, including 2003’s ‘Thickfreakness‘ 2004’s ‘Rubber Factory’) which along with its popular single “Tighten Up”, won three Grammy Awards. Their 2011 follow-up ‘El Camino’ received strong reviews and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, leading to the first arena concert tour of the band’s career, the El Camino Tour. The album and its hit single “Lonely Boy” won three Grammy Awards. In 2014, they released their eighth album, ‘Turn Blue,’ their first number-one record in the US, Canada, and Australia. After completing the Turn Blue Tour in 2015, the duo took a hiatus for several years to work on side projects and produce other artists before returning with ‘Let’s Rock.’
The band also recently released the trailer for their parody “MasterCourse” via Funny or Die, where they provide secrets of their success and songwriting craft, as well as inspiration for some of their songs. In the video, directed by Bryan Schlam, Patrick Carney says, “After this course you’ll be able to write music like the pros,” and Dan Auerbach adds, “Unless you’re not naturally gifted like us, then we can’t really help you.” Watch the trailer for The Black Keys’ “MasterCourse” here.
The Black Keys opened a FREE fan club, The Lonely Boys and Girls Club, where fans have the opportunity to win great prizes and were also given an advance stream of ‘Let’s Rock.’
Since Modest Mouse’s 1996 debut, ‘This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About,’ the band’s lineup has centered on Isaac Brock and Jeremiah Green. The band achieved mainstream success with their fourth album ‘Good News for People Who Love Bad News’ (2004) and its singles “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.”
Modest Mouse’s last release was their 2015 album ‘Strangers To Ourselves,’ which featured their #1 Alternative radio single “Lampshades on Fire”, and was described by NME as “brilliantly deranged”. The band has toured relentlessly since then, proving themselves to be one of the most consistent live acts today.
Modest Mouse has digitally released the second track from their exclusive run of Record Store Day exclusive triangle 7”’s, the frenzied affirmations of “I’m Still Here.” The band previously released their first new music in over four years with the fuzz-punk song “Poison The Well.” Stream/Buy “I’m Still Here” HERE and “Poison The Well” HERE. These are the first two songs in a series of installments.
Opening the show is *repeat repeat are on tour in support of their Patrick Carney-produced 2019 release, ‘Glazed.’
*repeat repeat deliver a batch of songs entirely true to the album’s title: sugary and sticky and impossibly shiny, all glistening harmonies and candy-coated hooks. But beneath the gloss lies something more jarring and jagged, a raw vitality generated by the Nashville band’s buzzy rhythms and blistering guitar work. Fortified by the distinct creative alliance of husband-and-wife duo Jared and Kristyn Corder, the result is an album that finds an unlikely power in irrepressible sweetness.
The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Floral Canyon,’ ‘Glazed’ marks a period of major growth for *repeat repeat, who’ve spent the better part of the last few years touring, highlighted by a 2018 debut at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that saw them lavishly praised by Rolling Stone, who hailed them as “Most Enthusiastic Rockers”. In bringing the new album to life, *repeat repeat worked closely with Carney, immersing themselves in a more rigorous songwriting and recording process than they’d ever attempted before.
All seats are reserved and priced from $39.50 up to $500 VIP packages.
Tickets subject to additional fees and can be purchased in person at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse box office, all Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations, or online, below: