The Black Keys, fresh off receiving multiple Grammy Awards for their latest Nonesuch album, Brothers, have announced plans for a summer tour of the United States and Canada. The band will be joined for most of the dates by special guests Cage the Elephant and, for the first date in June, by Booker T. Jones, Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea.
The band performed two sold-out shows at the Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas over the weekend, with Cage the Elephant opening on Saturday and OutKast's Big Boi on Sunday. There was a whole lot of "quaking and shaking" going on at the Chelsea, says the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Some things are meant to be felt rather than intellectualized," says Review-Journal writer Jason Bracelin, "a notion almost as perfectly primal as the Keys themselves on this night."
Below are the currently scheduled tour dates, including their recently announced stops at the Bonnaroo and Coachella festivals. For more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
To pick up a copy of the Grammy Award-winning album Brothers, with high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.
THE BLACK KEYS ON TOUR
Mar 15 Olympia Paris, FRANCE
Mar 16 L'Olympic Nantes, FRANCE
Mar 18 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Apr 14 Mesa Amphitheatre* Mesa, AZ
Apr 15 Coachella Festival Indio, CA
May 22 Hang Out Festival Gulf Shores, AL
Jun 10 The Lawn at White River State Park** Indianapolis, IN
Jun 11 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester, TN
Jun 27 Deer Lake Park* Vancouver, BC
Jun 28 Stampede Corral* Calgary, AB
Jun 29 Rexall Palace* Edmonton, AB
Jun 30 TCU Place* Saskatoon, SK
Jul 2 MTS Centre* Winnipeg, MB
Jul 3 Roy Wilkins Auditorium* Minneapolis, MN
Jul 5 Stir Cove Amphitheatre* Council Bluffs, IA
Jul 7 Molson Amphitheatre* Toronto, ON
Jul 10 Quebec City Summer Festival* Quebec City, QC
Jul 11 Bell Centre* Montreal, QC
Jul 12 John Labatt Centre* London, ON
Jul 13 Artpark* Buffalo, NY
* w/ special guest Cage the Elephant
** w/ Booker T. Jones, Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea