Zachary and Andrew Gabbard of Southwest Ohio's Buffalo Killers Join The Black Keys Live Band for Arena Tour

The brothers are joining the expanded Black Keys lineup for their tour supporting recently released ninth album, 'Let's Rock'

Aug 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm
click to enlarge Zachary and Andrew Gabbard rethearsing with The Black Keys - YouTube
Zachary and Andrew Gabbard rethearsing with The Black Keys

Zachary and Andrew Gabbard of Southwest Ohio Rock greats Buffalo Killers are spending their fall traveling across the country with The Black Keys.

The brothers are a part of the Akron, Ohio-born duo's expanded band lineup for the tour, which begins Sept. 21 at Las Vegas' Life is Beautiful festival and then hits several large arenas, including the United Center in Chicago and Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The tour supporting the Keys' recently released ninth album, Let's Rock, doesn't include a Cincinnati date but it will be going to Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena) and Columbus (Nationwide Arena).

Rolling Stone premiered footage today of the band rehearsing for the tour and playing "Go," Let's Rock's second single. Zach is playing bass, while Andy joins singer Dan Auerbach and Delicate Steve in the guitar frontline.

Auerbach was a fan of the Gabbards' pre-Buffalo Killers band Thee Shams, who did tour dates with The Black Keys. He produced Buffalo Killers' second album, Let It Ride, in 2008 (Auerbach enthused about working with the brothers in a 2008 Jambase article).