The Black Keys continue global trek behind "El Camino"
Dynamic rock duo The Black Keys have decided to stay on the road this spring, summer and fall in continued support of their seventh studio album, "El Camino."
Bandmates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, who have been touring since January, have extended their travels through December. The outfit will finish out the month of May with support from the Arctic Monkeys in Canada and select cities in the U.S. After a monthlong break in June, they return to the tour circuit for a handful of North American appearances in July and August before moving on to the European festival circuit. The band resurfaces in the states Oct. 1 in Fresno, CA, for a six-venue stint with special guests Tegan and Sara, then head to Australia, New Zealand, and back to Europe to wrap up the lengthy tour. The last stop on the extended itinerary will be Dec. 5 in Germany.
The latest run includes stops in Council Bluffs, IA, with Tame Impala on Aug. and Toronto with the Shins Aug. 4.
"El Camino," the duo's seventh studio effort, was released last December on Nonesuch Records. The 11-track set includes the lead single, "Lonely Boy," which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The album itself reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The Black Keys won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for 2010's "Brothers," which sold 73,000 copies the week of its release.
According to an interview in Spin magazine, director Noah Abrams is currently filming a documentary about the two musicians due out sometime this fall. He has been following the tour and taking footage since the first concert early this year. Abrams called the endeavor "a buddy comedy with perhaps the greatest soundtrack of all time."
15 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (w/Arctic Monkeys)
16 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center (w/Arctic Monkeys)
18 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/Arctic Monkeys)
19 - Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Ovation Hall (w/Arctic Monkeys)
20-22 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
28 - New York, NY - Catalpa NYC
1 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-American Center (w/ Tame Impala)
3 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
4 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Ampitheatre (w/ The Shins)
5 - Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
9 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
10 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
11 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Tap1
14 - Hannover, Germany - Awd Hall
15 - Saint Poelten, Austria - Frequency Festival
17 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands Festival
18 - Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop
19 - Leipzig, Germany - Highfield Festival
21 - Belfast, Ireland - Tennet's Vital
22 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2
24 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Leeds Festival
25 - Paris, France - Rock en Seine
26 - Reading, United Kingdom - Reading Festival
1 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center (w/ Tegan and Sara)
2 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ Tegan and Sara)
4 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center (w/ Tegan and Sara)
5 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center (w/ Tegan and Sara)
8 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center (w/ Tegan and Sara)
9 - Phoenix, AZ - US Air Arena (w/ Tegan and Sara)
10 - Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center (w/ Tegan and Sara)
21 - Newcastle, Australia - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
22 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Entertainment Centre
26 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
28 - Perth, Australia - Rock It Festival
30 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
31 - Melbourne, Australia - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
1 - Melbourne, Australia - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
3 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
5 - Wellington, New Zealand - TSB Bank Arena
27 - Lisbon, Portugal - Atlantico
28 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio de Deportes
30 - Lyon, France - Halle Tony Gamier
1 - Torino, Italy - Palaolimpico
4 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
5 - Dusseldorf, Germany - ISS Dome