Legendary duo The Black Keys have, for years, solidified their legacy in the rock world and beyond. Grammy wins, world tours, commercial and critical success…they’ve seen and done it all. 20 years into their illustrious career they show no signs of slowing up. They’re back on the road in support of their latest offering, Dropout Boogie, their eleventh studio album, and Denver fans were lucky enough to catch a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Up-and-coming band Ceramic Animal kicked off the night with an impressive set that consisted mostly of cuts from their brand new Dan Auerbach-produced album Sweet Unknown. Next up was Seattle rock group Band Of Horses, who continued the momentum of the night with an electric performance. Finally, as the sunset faded into darkness in the background, the sold out Red Rocks crowd got what they came for, and The Black Keys took the stage.
With a generous 18 song set, the Keys took fans on a journey that highlighted the new album and namesake of the tour, Dropout Boogie. Being the veterans that they are, they also dropped a few impressive covers, and of course obliged longtime fans with the classics like ‘Next Girl’ and ‘Tighten Up,’ closing out the night with fan-favorite “She’s Long Gone.” Seeing a great band like The Black Keys at an equally iconic venue like Red Rocks isn’t an event you want to miss, but if you did, our friend Anthony Maes captured the evening; check out the photo recap below!