Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's Twitter. Then, the video for ghoulish lead single, "Fever," featured singer Dan Auerbach as a crazed televangelist. And now this morning, they added another piece to the skewed puzzle with a faux meltdown of a press conference.
Whatever meaning there is to be gleaned from all of that, at least one thing is clear: the Keys will be going on an extensive tour this year in support of the new record, and they'll be passing through Dallas on November 16 for a stop at American Airlines Center.
Granted, the show looks like just a bit of a missed opportunity for the folks of North Texas: several of the dates listed include St. Vincent, fronted of course by DFW native Annie Clark. However, when the Keys pass through town they'll have the precocious young Brit, Jake Bugg, in tow instead. (Cage the Elephant will also be joining in on selected dates.)
Ticket prices have not yet been announced, but they go on sale Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Check back here for updates.
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Here's the full list of tour stops, which run through the end of the year:
05-16 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival 06-20 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival 06-22 Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival 06-24 Zagreb, Croatia - Inmusic Festival 06-27 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen 06-28 Beuningen, Holland - Down the Rabbit Hole 07-02 Gdansk, Poland - Open'er Festival 07-04 Pas-de-Calais, France - Main Square Festival 07-05 Werchter, Belgium - Festivalpark Werchter 07-06 Belfort, France - Les Eurockeennes 07-08 Rome, Italy - Rock in Rome 07-11 Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive 07-12 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live 07-15 Nimes, France - Festival de Nimes 07-17 Vieilles Charrues, France - Les Vieilles Charrues 07-20 Suffolk, England - Latitude Festival 09-05 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center * 09-06 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena * 09-07 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena * 09-09 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center * 09-10 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center * 09-12 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena * 09-13 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center * 09-14 Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena * 09-16 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre * 09-18 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre * 09-20 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center * 09-21 Boston, MA - TD Garden * 09-24 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center * 09-25 Washington, DC - Verizon Center * 09-27 Chicago, IL - United Center * 10-24 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center † 10-25 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre † 10-27 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome † 10-28 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place † 10-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum † 10-31 Portland, OR - Moda Centers † 11-01 Seattle, WA - KeyArena † 11-09 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 † 12-04 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Arena ‡ 12-05 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena ‡ 12-06 Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum ‡ 12-08 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena ‡ 12-09 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 Cage The Elephant † With Jake Bugg ‡ With St. Vincent