The Black Keys titled their latest album ‘Let’s Rock’, and from the looks of their upcoming tour, they mean it.
The alt-rock duo is coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Sept. 4, and they’re bringing along a whiz-bang opener in Texas guitar-slinger Gary Clark Jr. Singer-songwriter Yola, who recently scored a surprise Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, is on the bill, too.
Any one of those acts would serve up a pretty mean show on their own — heck, Gary Clark Jr., who just won Grammys for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for This Land, headlined last year’s Gasparilla Music Festival — but putting all three together should be a slam dunk.
The Black Keys, in particular, haven’t played Tampa since 2014, with singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney taking a break to work on solo and production projects. ‘Let’s Rock’ brought them back to life, resulting in a No. 1 alt-rock single in Lo/Hi.
Tickets to the Tampa show start at $29.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here for details.