The Black Keys to Play Bridgestone Arena with St. Vincent December 8

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No, we’re not turning into a fan site for The Black Keys, but man have those dudes had a busy few weeks.  First, the Nashville (by way of Ohio) duo announced their eighth full-length album, Turn Blue, due out Tuesday on Nonesuch Records, and debuted its lead single, “Fever.” Next, they dropped title track “Turn Blue,” followed by an official video for “Fever.” Then, they premiered a live version of another new song, “Bullet in the Brain,” along with a fun prank call to their label. Finally, they announced a special performance at Mercy Lounge, along with an upcoming spot on Saturday Night Live, and made Turn Blue available to stream early on iTunes.

What else could Dan and Patrick possibly have up their sleeve? How about a full North American tour, with rotating openers Cage the ElephantJake Bugg, and St. Vincent? The Nashville stop (because of course there’s a Nashville stop) isn’t until December 8, and will take place at Bridgestone Arena (which is approximately 40 times the size of Mercy) with St. Vincent. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. right here, with various pre-sales beginning Wednesday, May 14. Check out a weird tour announcement video after the jump, along with a full list of upcoming dates!


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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

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