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.
Patrick Carney, Akron native and drummer for the Black Keys, will assume John Adams’ bleacher seat and drumming duties for the home opener on Monday. Adams, recovering from health issues, will miss the home opener for the first time in nearly a half-century. pic.twitter.com/NvfFBwsVCZ— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) April 2, 2021
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.
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