The Black Keys Cancel ‘Let’s Rock’ 2020 Summer Tour Due to COVID-19


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With Live Nation taking a look at alternative methods of live entertainment in the coming months as the world continues dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Keys announced on Tuesday that their planned summer tour is no longer happening.

We are very disappointed to let you know the US ‘Let’s Rock’ Summer tour is no longer happening. 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 also urged fans to visit Live Nation’s recently announced Ticket Relief Plan, rolled out to help fans figure out what to do about shows that are canceled/postponed due to the pandemic.

The Let’s Rock summer tour was going to be a good one, so this latest pandemic-caused tour cancellation is pretty unfortunate. Along for the ride with the Black Keys, who would have been supporting their 2019 album Let’s Rock, were special guests Gary Clark Jr., Jessy Wilson, Marcus King Band and Yola, on select dates.

This news from the Black Keys comes as recent headlines indicated that Live Nation is exploring the concept of “drive-in concerts” and gigs without crowds among its contingency plans in hopes of finding some way to continue with live events in a safe manner for the time being.

Live Nation to Phase In Drive-In Concerts and Live Broadcasts Without Crowds Due to COVID-19

As for other high-profile tours that have been canceled, this summer’s Journey/The Pretenders trek was canceled last week and Guns N’ Roses axed their planned European tour, to name just a couple of the most recent.


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