The Black Keys and Band of Horses Coming to SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS – On January 31st, The Black Keys announced initial details for their Dropout Boogie tour, a 32-date North American run produced by Live Nation beginning July 9th in Las Vegas. The band is set to make their way through Saratoga Springs, NY with a show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on July 20th at 7 pm. This is the band’s first string of shows since touring in support of their 2019 studio album Let’s Rock (Nonesuch).

Band of Horses and Ceramic Animal will share the bill during their night at SPAC.

Photo credit: Jim Herrington

The Black Keys are singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Last year, the duo received its 14th Grammy nomination, this time for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Delta Kream, which was released in May 2021 by Nonesuch Records. The project, which features 11 Mississippi hill country blues songs by artists such as R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, was the band’s fifth consecutive top 10 debut on The Billboard 200. Pitchfork said of the album, “By spending the time playing the blues that are buried deep in their soul, the Black Keys reveal how far they’ve gone in a space of 20 years,” while the UK’s Independent said, “The blues flow through The Black Keys’ music as steady as the Mississippi River. Now they’re going right to the source on Delta Kream, a sweltering collection of some of their favorite hill country blues standards. The fact they’re exploring such familiar territory is to the album’s benefit. The Black Keys know this music as well as their own. Delta Kream celebrates true musicianship. A soundtrack for those hot and heady nights of late summer. It’s brilliant.” Delta Kream also made Best of 2021 lists from several publications, including both Uncut and Mojo.

Most recently, The Black Keys released the Super Deluxe 10th anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album, El Camino in late 2021, an album for which they originally won three awards at the 55th annual Grammys — Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album — among other worldwide accolades.

Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell-out arena tours and has released nine previous studio albums: The band has won six Grammy Awards and a BRIT and headlined festivals in North America, South America, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.


The Black Keys are holding an exclusive fan club presale from now, Tuesday, February 1st, 10 am local time, until Thursday, February 3rd, at 10 pm local time. Sign up for the free Lonely Boys & Girls Club and receive early access to tickets. Also starting today, a limited number of VIP packages are available for purchase. VIP packages include premium seats, soundcheck visit, an autographed lithograph and more! General on-sale begins Friday, February 4th at 10 am local time. Details can be found at

To purchase tickets for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center show on July 20th, click here.

Citi is the official card of the Dropout Boogie tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 2nd at 10 am local time until Thursday, February 3rd at 10 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit:

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