(UPDATE) The Black Keys have added more dates to their upcoming summer/fall tour. New dates include second shows in Chicago and Brooklyn, an Ottawa date, and shows in Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. For full list of tour dates check below:
The Black Keys have announced a 42-date arena tour this fall in support of new album Turn Blue, scheduled for release May 13 on Nonesuch Records and currently streaming on iTunes. Presale The Black Keys tickets go on sale May 13 at 10 am for fans who purchase the new album via the band’s website, with Black Keys tickets going on sale to the general public May 16 at 10 am.
Produced with the help of famed DJ/producer Danger Mouse, Turn Blue is the band’s first release since 2011’s El Camino, which won a Grammy for “Best Rock Album” on its way to becoming certified platinum. Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles during the summer of 2013, with additional recordings in Nashville and Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Modern music’s preeminent blues rock revivalists have released a total of eight LPs since their 2001 formation in Akron, Ohio, earning six Grammys along the way. The Turn Blue tour comes six weeks after a busy summer for the band, during which they will be performing at 18 music festivals across the globe from Alabama to Croatia.
The Turn Blue tour kicks off September 5 in Columbus and concludes December 21 in Kansas City. Its first 15 dates will feature supporting act Cage the Elephant, the next 13 dates will feature supporting act Jake Bugg, and the final 14 dates will feature supporting act St. Vincent.
06/22 - Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/24 – Zagreb, CR @ Inmusic Festival
06/27 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air St. Gallen
06/28 – Beuningen, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
07/02 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/04 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeenes
07/08 – Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma
07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/15 – Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes
07/17 – Vieilles Charrues, FR @ Les Vieilles Charrues
7/20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
9/5 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
9/6 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
9/7 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
9/9 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
9/10 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
9/12 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
9/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
9/14 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
9/16 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
9/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
9/18 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
9/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
9/21 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
9/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
9/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
9/25 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/27 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
9/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/25 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
10/27 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
10/28 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
10/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
10/31 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
11/1 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
11/3 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/4 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena
11/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/9 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
11/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
11/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
11/13 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
11/15 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
11/16 - Dallas,TX @ American Airlines Center
12/4 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
12/5 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
12/6 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
12/8 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
12/9 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
12/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
12/12 - Charlotte, NC@ Time Warner Cable Arena
12/13 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
12/15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
12/16 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
12/17 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
12/19 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
12/20 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Just over a decade ago, Ohio duo The Black Keys were performing their timeless blend of garage rock, blues and indie to crowds as small as four people. Their first European tour was such a commercial disaster that they came home $3000 worse off than when they left. Now, guitarist Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have become such a celebrated live act that last year’s gig at the 20,000 capacity Madison Square Garden sold out in less than fifteen minutes.
Their rise from the toilet circuit scene of their hometown to the biggest concert arenas in America has undoubtedly been a slow one. But despite cancelling a 2011 tour of Australia, New Zealand and Europe due to exhaustion, the pair appear determined to make the most of it, having performed an astonishing 113 shows in 2012 alone, including headline sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza.
Now, coming to the end of their mammoth El Camino world tour, the band will take in a date-a-piece in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile before kicking off the third and final North American leg at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on April 28. The Black Keys tickets for the opener are averaging $185, with a get-in price of $75.
Supported by The Flaming Lips and joined by regular touring musicians Gus Seyffert and John Wood, the group will then take in Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center on April 30th where prices are averaging $159/seat with a $60 get-in price. They will then head to Atlanta’s Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood on May 2nd ($72/$207) before finally concluding their biggest ever tour at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on May 3 ($72/$207). There are currently over 1000 The Black Keys tickets available on TicketIQ for three of the four remaining gigs, with half that amount still on sale for the Atlanta date.
Featuring a lighting system designed to recapture the feel of an old school rock n’ roll show (awesome!) and a series of black and white video projections intended to represent their Midwest beginnings, fans with The Black Keys tickets should expect quite the authentic live experience.
Unsurprisingly, their 2011 seventh album, El Camino, has made up nearly a third of the set-list on previous dates. The albums first six tracks, including their biggest US Hot 100 hits, “Lonely Boy”, “Gold On The Ceiling”, “Little Black Submarines”, have been featured at all dates. Other tour favorites include five tracks taken from 2009’s Brothers, including “Tighten Up,” which went onto win both a Grammy Award and an MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakthrough.