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Hear the Black Keys’ Soulful New Rocker ‘It Ain’t Over’

It's the latest single from band's forthcoming 11th album, 'Dropout Boogie'
The Black Keys
(Credit: Jim Herrington)

The Black Keys‘ latest studio album (and 11th overall) is out in less than a month. Ahead of it, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney shared the latest single from it. Titled “It Ain’t Over,” the song has a funky groove, a New Orleans-soul vibe, and of course, it just rocks.

Dropout Boogie sees the duo join forces with Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright, Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon). The album will be released on May 13, which is almost exactly 20 years (to the day) after they released their first, breakout album The Big Come Up on May 14, 2002.

The album’s first single, “Wild Child,” went to No. 1 on AAA and Alternative radio charts.

The Black Keys will be headlining a lengthy arena and amphitheater tour, with Band of Horses opening on all dates. Additionally, Ceramic Animal, Early James, and the Velveteers will open on select dates.

Last year, the Keys released an album of blues covers called Delta Kream. Unlike this upcoming tour, the band only played a few select dates in the south to mark that release.

Black Keys 2022 Tour Dates:

July 9: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 11: Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 13: Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
July 16: Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 17: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park
July 20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 22: Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 25: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 27: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 29: Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 30: Philadelphia, PA – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
Aug. 24: West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 25: Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 27: Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 28: Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre
Aug. 30: Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
Sept. 1: Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 3: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 6: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Sept. 7: Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sept. 9: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Oct. 2: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Oct. 3: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Oct. 5: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 8: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct. 10: Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 13: Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Oct. 15: Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 17: Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
Oct. 18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion