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Black Keys Announce ‘Turn Blue’ Tour

Two days after they made their new album available as a free stream, the Black Keys have just announced the tour dates for ‘Turn Blue.’ All of the dates right now are in the U.S., with a couple in Canada. Presumably, more dates will be added later, since this is being called a “world tour.”

The tour kicks off on Sept. 5 with two shows in Ohio, the band’s home state. Presale tickets for the shows go on sale the same day the album comes out, May 13. General tickets will be available on May 16. You can see the full list of dates below.

The Keys put together a video to announce the tour, which you can watch above. Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney each stand in front of a booing audience as they make the news at a mock press conference. Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent have all been tapped as opening acts on the tour at different stops.

The bluesy, feverishly bone-chilling ‘Turn Blue’ showcases some electronic experimentation, mainly due to producer Danger Mouse’s influence, but there’s still plenty of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll in there.

And here’s the Black Keys pranking their record company:

The Black Keys 2014 Tour

Sept. 5 – Columbus, OH -Schottenstein Center
Sept. 6 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Sept. 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Sept. 9 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
Sept. 10 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 12 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Sept. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
Sept. 14 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
Sept. 16 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 18 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sept. 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sept. 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sept. 25 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Sept. 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN -Target Center
Oct. 25 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Oct. 27 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Oct. 30 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Oct. 31 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Nov. 1 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Nov. 9 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
Nov. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
Nov. 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
Nov. 13 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Nov. 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Nov. 16 – Dallas,TX – American Airlines Center
Dec. 4 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena
Dec. 5 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Dec. 6 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
Dec. 8 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Dec. 9 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Dec. 11 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Dec. 12 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Dec. 13 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Dec. 15 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Dec. 16 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Dec. 17 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Dec. 19 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Dec. 20 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Dec. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

Next: Everything You Need to Know About the Black Keys

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