Since 2014’s Turn Blue, the Black Keys had gone silent. Then, last week, the band dropped a new single, "Lo/Hi," just under three minutes of everything you'd expect from the band: pandemically infectious pop hooks, fuzz blues guitar, sturdy drums, Motown backing vocals. Today, the band announced a 31-stop U.S. tour, including a November 23 show at the Tacoma Dome, alongside local indie kings Modest Mouse, who also haven't released new material since 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves (a 2016 EP of earlier outtakes doesn't count). Even more exciting (to me), LA surf punk crew Shannon and the Clams will open, fitting since the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produced their last album.
The Black Keys and Modest Mouse
Nov 23, Tacoma Dome, Prices TBA