Black Keys drummer fills in at Indians opener

CLEVELAND – Patrick Carney was not nervous in advance of his initial stay drumming gig in more than a yr, just honored.

A lifelong Indians admirer and a single fifty percent of The Black Keys, the Grammy Award-profitable rock duo from Akron, Ohio, Carney crammed in Monday at Cleveland’s residence opener for drummer John Adams, who is recovering from coronary heart surgical procedure.

Adams missed his very first house opener since 1973, ending a operate that has featured him sitting superior in the remaining-discipline bleachers and pounding a continuous defeat anytime the Indians are hitting.

Carney was thrilled to be capable to sit in for Adams.

“I’m stoked to be in this article for John,” Carney explained to the Related Push about two hours right before the Indians hosted the Kansas Town Royals at Progressive Subject. “It’s the most effective seat in the household and I wish John could be in this article, naturally. When I heard he wasn’t balanced adequate to make it, I imagined it was superior way to spend some respect to him and present him some adore.”


In advance of he could start out banging absent, Carney was bestowed drumming responsibilities by Adams through a movie presentation in the initial inning.

Carney’s physical appearance didn’t spark the Indians, who managed just a few hits and have been shut out 3- by the Royals.

Carney mentioned he attended his very first Indians activity in Cleveland when he was “5 or 6” and that one particular of his near pals who accompanied him to that match many years back was attending the opener.

Like so a lot of musical acts, Black Keys have not on a phase due to the fact just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shut down standard everyday living.

“This is my initially show considering that last January,” Carney claimed. “Outrageous. This is gonna be exciting.”

Carney stated he is on the lookout ahead to live shows resuming and that Black Keys and he and Dan Auerbach could have an announcement future 7 days on their approaching strategies.


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