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The Black Keys Reviews

ConcertsIndie & Rock

Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 5

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3.0 star rating Mark Loving from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MISSING THE BLACK KEYS FEELING

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.

2.0 star rating Tim from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

75% TEMPO

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

DISAPPOINTING

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.

4.0 star rating Norwegianfan from New York, New York

AMAZING

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!

2.0 star rating Scott from New Jersey

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

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.

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