The Black Keys performed at TD Garden in Boston as part of their Turn World Blue Tour on Sunday, September 21. Cage the Elephant played a supporting role on the bill but not in regards to their performance.
They opened with “In One Ear” but it definitely wasn’t out the other.
Front man, Matt Shultz, kept his crew busy as they ran around after him making sure he had enough mic cord with his dynamic singing and energetic dancing that drenched him in sweat by the third song.
He did not stop moving for a second including when he jumped on and then into the crowd.
“I have a request, only one, that we party and have a celebration together, can we do that?!” – Matt Shultz, front man of Cage the Elephant.
The crowd sang along to “Aberdeen” with smiles ear to ear as their voices echoed through TD Garden. Schultz showed incredible range and “Come A Little Closer” was performed flawlessly with every member being incredibly in tune with one another.
Fans anxiously awaited the start of the Midwestern duo, The Black Keys, to start and as the stage went black they emerged opening with “Dead and Gone”. Fans were drawn in immediately dancing and singing along. Their second song, “Next Girl”, a slower jam with attitude had every fan swaying side to side.
Later in the show the guitar solo in “Run Right Back” sent vibrations through every fan in the venue. For fans of The Black Keys’ earlier albums they impressed with a soulful and raw performance of “Leavin’ Trunk”.
Later they left fans in awe with a jaw-dropping rendition of “Girl Like You” by Edwyn Collins. Screens of all shapes and sizes surrounded the band with distorted video from different angles in sepia and blue tones.
“Thank you for spending time with us tonight, it means the world to us.” – Dan Auerbach, lead singer and guitarist, The Black Keys.
The audience exploded for “Your Touch” and although it may sound repetitive at times there’s something comforting about it. They finished up their set with “Lonely Boy” and every fan sprung out of their chair into the air, singing, screaming, and dancing along.
Hopefully awaiting an encore fans became impatient banging on their chairs and stomping their feet like children. After a few minutes they slowly illuminated TD Garden with their phones like a city lights up at night . The Black Keys returned to the stage for a few more songs and by the ending the encore with “Little Black Submarines” left fans happily exhausted and ears ringing with delight.
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