Patrick Carney from the Black Keys will fill in for John Adams on drums at the home opener

Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 12:23:51-04

CLEVELAND — Akron native and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney will fill in for longtime Indians drummer John Adams, who will miss the home opener for the first time since 1973, the Cleveland Indians announced Friday.

Carney will fill in for the famed bleacher drummer who is unable to attend due to health issues.

In December, Adams required emergency heart surgery for severe blockages and had several trips to the ICU afterwards.

Carney joined Adams for some tandem drumming in the bleachers during an Indians game against the Chicago White Sox in 2019. Carney was celebrating his father’s 70th birthday that day.

The Black Keys, formed in Akron in 2001, have released eight studio albums, winning several Grammy Awards and have headlined festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Governors Ball.

RELATED: Black Keys' Patrick Carney drums alongside drummer and fan John Adams

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.