The Black Keys’ “Lo/Hi” Simultaneously Tops Four Rock, Alternative Charts

The Black Keys. Photo: : Alysse Gafkjen; courtesy Q Prime

The Black Keys made history on May 13 with their latest song “Lo/Hi,” as the song tops Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts, marking the first time any song has reached No. 1 in all four formats at once.

The song is off the band’s upcoming ninth studio album, Let’s Rock, due out June 28.Let’s Rockis a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band. The album was written, tracked live, and produced by Auerbach and Carney at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. The second song from the record, “Eagle Birds,” debuted along with the album announce.

“When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen,” said Auerbach.

A 31-city North American tour begins Sept. 23. The “Let’s Rock” Tour will hit cities including Chicago, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support on all dates, and Shannon & The Clams, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows on the tour. The band also headlines the 2019’s Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 21.


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