The Black Keys announce massive fall tour across North America
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The Black Keys announced a humongous fall tour on Thursday in typical Black Keys fashion: With a hilarious and weird YouTube video. Presented as a faux news conference, Dan Auerbach addresses the room of reporters know what? Just watch the clip, it’s embedded above.

The tour comes in support of their new album, Turn Blue, which arrives in stores next Tuesday, May 13. Following a lengthy stay in Europe this summer, The Black Keys kick off their North American dates with a Sept. 5 show at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. They’ll remain on the road almost non-stop through Christmas, wrapping up the tour with a Dec. 21 date at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

As befitting a tour of this duration, the band is bringing along three different openers for their various dates. Cage the Elephant has been announced as the opener for the tour’s first leg, from Sept. 5 through a stop at the United Center in Chicago on Sept. 27. Rising UK rocker Jake Bugg will take over when the tour resumes on Oct. 24 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. After another hiatus, the tour’s final leg will see indie star St. Vincent open, an inspired choice as her recent self-titled album is among the best of 2014’s early releases.

The marathon trek through all of America’s major arenas signifies the group’s status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Their previous two albums, 2010’s Brothers and 2011’s El Camino, each won a handful of Grammys and both went platinum, an exceedingly rare feat in today’s musical marketplace. It’s also lead to a productive producing career for singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach, who won a Producer of the Year Grammy in 2013 and was heavily involved in the production of Lana Del Rey’s hotly-anticipated album Ultraviolence.

Here’s a full list of the dates on The Black Keys Turn Blue World Tour. To quote the YouTube video, “Tickets are for sale May 16.”

The Black Keys with Cage the Elephant
9/5 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Cente
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, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
9/18 Montreal, Quebec – 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

The Black Keys with Jake Bugg
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
11/1 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
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

The Black Keys with St. Vincent
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