The Black Keys + St. Vincent: Sprint Center, Kansas City (Photos)

The combination of the Black Keys and St. Vincent in one arena brought together two formidable and well-received guitar-driven acts for the final show of their 2014 tours.
St. Vincent

Towards the end of 2014, the year in which both The Black Keys and St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, released strong albums (Turn Blue and St. Vincent respectively), it was a treat to hear both artists would be touring together. St. Vincent opened for Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach for the last stretch of their tour, fourteen shows, the final stop of which was at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The Black Keys are no strangers to arenas and they knew how to up their game for this show, revealing more of the stage throughout the night. It was practically hit after hit after hit with their set, but my particularly favorite stretch of songs came near the middle, beginning with “Howlin’ for You”, a cover of “A Girl Like You” and finally “Money Maker” though the encore, which included the hypnotic simmer of “Turn Blue” was hardly second fiddle.

St. Vincent’s set was striking and exciting as she maintained the focus on her and her fellow bandmate(s), with the stage being set primarily for the Keys. There was little chance that anyone wasn’t transfixed by songs like “Digital Witness” or “Birth in Reverse” however.

Both bands will be continuing to tour for the first half of 2015 and likely well through the summer as each have slots lined up at the big festivals, Coachella and Governors Ball.

St. Vincent:

The Black Keys:

St. Vincent 12/21/14 setlist:





Prince Johnny

Digital Witness


Birth in Reverse

Huey Newton

Bring Me Your Loves

The Black Keys 12/21/14 setlist:

Dead and Gone

Next Girl

Run Right Back

Same Old Thing

Gold on the Ceiling

Strange Times

Nova Baby

Leavin’ Trunk

Too Afraid to Love You

Howlin’ for You

A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins)

Money Maker

Gotta Get Away

She’s Long Gone


Tighten Up

Your Touch

Lonely Boy


Weight of Love

Turn Blue

Little Black Submarines

St. Vincent Tour Dates:

01-24 Singapore, Singapore – Laneway Festival

01-26 Auckland, Australia – Laneway Festival

01-31 Brisbane, Australia – Laneway Festival

02-01 Sydney, Australia – Laneway Festival

02-06 Adelaide, Australia – Laneway Festival

02-07 Melbourne, Australia – Laneway Festival

02-08 Fremantle, Australia – Laneway Festival

02-17 Taipei, Taiwan – Hostess Club

02-19 Osaka, Japan – Umeda Club Quattro

02-20 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Club Quattro

02-22 Koutou-ku, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender at Studio Coast

03-03 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall

03-04 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall

03-05 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall

03-06 South Burlington, VT – The Higher Ground Ballroom

03-07 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

03-08 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

03-14-15 Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza

03-21-22 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza

03-28-29 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza

04-12 Indio, CA – Coachella

04-19 Indio, CA – Coachella

05-30 Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival

06-05-07 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball

07-02 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

07-04 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Music Festival