Black Keys Announce North American Tour Dates Behind ‘Turn Blue’

By Shannon Carlin

Black Keys announced they’re hitting the road, but because this is the Black Keys we’re talking about, they didn’t just send a press release, instead they called a fake press conference.

Related: Stream The Black Keys’ Album ‘Turn Blue’ In Full

A new clip shows the guys doing a Presidential-style conference with Dan Auerbach apologizing to the crowd, filled with people he says are friends who supported him, letting them know they should be critical of him. The crowd bursts into laughter as the camera focuses on Auerbach who looks more than a little scared.

But once Patrick Carney takes the podium, the crowd erupts in jeers before the feed ends and we’re given the tour dates. Left wondering what it is these guys did. Maybe they’ll let us know once they hit the road?

Black Keys officially start their world tour overseas in on June 20, before heading back to the States on September 5 for a show in their home state of Ohio. Openers for the North American tour include Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent.

Tickets for the 42-date trek will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 16 at 10 am with pre-sale tickets on-sale for fans on Tuesday, May 13.

Related: The Black Keys Prank Record Labels in New Phony Phone Call

Before the guys officially kick off their world tour, they’ll play the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama, taking place on May 16 to 18.

Check out the full list of North American tourdates below. Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, drops on May 13.

The Black Keys 2014 North American Tour Dates 
9/05 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center*
9/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena*
9/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena*
9/09 – 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, Canada @ Air Canada Centre*
9/18 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Bell Centre*
9/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center*
9/21 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden*
9/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center*
9/25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center*
9/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center*
10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center†
10/25 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre†
10/27 – Calgary, AB, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome†
10/28 – Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Rexall Place†
10/30 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Pacific Coliseum†
10/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center†
11/1 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena†
11/9  – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl†
11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ U.S. 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‡

*with special guest Cage The Elephant
†with special guest Jake Bugg
‡with special guest St. Vincent


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