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The Black Keys Reviews

Indie & RockConcerts

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 10



5.0 star rating Tara brophy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


My first time seeing BK's, had a great time, better than expected. The whole place was dancing ! The sound did not seem off to me,.

5.0 star rating Venessa from Las Vegas, Nevada


Sounded great! Loved all the songs. Better than expected. The opening act Ceramic houses were pretty good and the Band of Horses was la little lack luster. But when Black Keys played it was so super! Surprised me! I lived it!

5.0 star rating Matt Stauffer from Chicago, Illinois


Great Black Keys show. Sound was dialed in fine for them. Good setlist and they pulled out Busted which was great. Kenny Brown set was outstanding. Crowd had a great time and there was a lot of energy. I did feel bad for Ceramic Animal as the sound was "off" for them. Band of Horses was decent. Would absolutely see them again on this tour.

4.0 star rating Norwegianfan from New York, New York


The opening act was horrible, Modest Mouse were turned up far too much making the crowd unable to hear the lyrics or the nuances of the music. However, The Black Keys were amazing. With on spot guitar solos and great drum banging the live versions sounded almost similar to the records. Dan's amazing guitar solos and Patrick's uncanny feel for the drums make The Black Keys a great live band, and by selecting both hits and less known songs of all eras for their set list every crowd member had their expectations met. Loved it!

3.0 star rating Mark Loving from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


to me it sounded like they played the same song at least three or four times intermingled with others. Not a lot of variation in their sound - very disappointed.

3.0 star rating Fan from Albany, New York


1st time seeing them, love SPAC as a venue, weather was warm, crowd was good, little more pot smoking than I'm used to but everyone was cool. Was a bit disappointed in the show, the two opening acts sounded pretty good. Was super excited for the Keys, but the sound was totally off, the volume was low and so was their energy kinda a bummer. They closed with Submarine and Lonely Boy appeared to get some of their energy back but it definitely appeared their wasn't much of a sound check....

2.0 star rating Tim from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Fourth time seeing them. Seemed the entire set this time around was played at 3/4 speed for some reason. Very low energy. Don't remember that from other shows I saw. Hard to get into it when the whole show is trudging through the mud. Combined with horrible sound for Modest Mouse as the opener, and it was a pretty disappointing evening.

2.0 star rating Dr Smith from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


First off, the Modest Mouse show was horrible. The sound quality was the worst I ever heard, you couldn’t hear the lyrics and there was little definition in the music. It just looked like it sucked the life out of the crowd. The sound for the black keys was better, at least you could hear the lyrics. Their set selection was poor with very little variation. It really hurt the band and highlighted one of the main complaints about the band being one dimensional. They played too many songs that were similar in a row. They should have mixed in more of their ballads or old stuff sooner in the show. I am a big fan and all their albums, but there show was way too linear. It also seemed like they cut their songs short or something. It’s like they played 30 songs in an hour. For me the show was a major disappointment.

2.0 star rating Scott from New Jersey


Very disappointing performance from a good band. Speed was off, sound was off, just flat . Sorry if you don't want to be there Dan , but fake it a little better for the money grab this tour is. Probably the last time I will buy tickets for them.

2.0 star rating Mosqueda from San Francisco, California


I guess it was where we were sitting. We could see them perfectly to their left but the speakers seemed as if they weren’t pointed correctly. Yes the front audience probably didn’t notice but again just think about it, 30% of your audience are the the sides and the other is in front and on the floor. The Fresno Savemart Center concert was awesome. This one was terrible. They are my favorite band and was waiting for it for about a year when we got our tickets. We even invited my niece to go. My wife and my 2 boys went so a total of 5 of us. We all felt that same ugh feeling. Annoying sound. Couldn’t make out the words and the music sounded muffled. The bass and treble was extremely bad as if it was going through the sound of a closed vehicle. I love this group but the show sucked I’m sorry. We left very very disappointed back 3 hours to where we’re from. Please someone give this info to someone that cares.


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