The Black Keys Cancel Their Summer Tour, Including Their Cincinnati Stop at Riverbend

The band's Let's Rock Tour with Gary Clark Jr. has been canceled because of COVID-19

May 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm
click to enlarge The Black Keys - Photo: Alysse Gafkjen // Courtesy of The New York Times
Photo: Alysse Gafkjen // Courtesy of The New York Times
The Black Keys

The Black Keys have just announced that they've canceled the summer tour that was set to bring them to the Riverbend Music Center July 22 for a great double bill featuring singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr.

"We are very disappointed to let you know the US ‘Let's Rock’ Summer tour is no longer happening," reads a statement from the band. "We were looking forward to seeing you all out there, but the health and safety of our fans and crew has to take priority. We hope to see you all soon. Please stay safe!"

The band was set to hit the road this summer for a 35-date tour to support their ninth studio album, 2019's Let’s Rock.

“When we’re together we are the Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is and always has been since we were 16,” says singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach in a press release.

The band adds that ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options. You can also visit for info about the venue's ticket refund plan.