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Black Keys plan massive North American tour this fall

6/17/2014
Black Keys plan massive North American tour this fall © AP / Dan Auerbach Black Keys plan massive North American tour this fall

By Jon Blistein
Rolling Stone

The Black Keys will spend this fall hoofing it across North America on a massive tour behind their new record "Turn Blue." After a headlining slot at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama and a stretch of dates in Europe, the band will kick off their North American tour at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 5th and wrap things up at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO on December 21st.

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The band has also tapped various openers for the multi-leg trek: Cage the Elephant will join the group between September 5th and the 27th, up-and-coming UK rocker Jake Bugg will open shows from October 24th to November 16th and St. Vincent will take over from December 4th to the 21st.

You can check out a full list of dates below, as well as a silly tour announcement video in which a disgraced Dan Auerbach tries to make amends but receives only laughter and cheers, while the mere site of Patrick Carney elicits a swarm of boos.

The Black Keys' video game has been on point, per usual, during the lead up to Turn Blue. After teasing the record with clips featuring a wackadoo hypnotist, the band went to church in the new video for "Fever," with Auerbach preaching the gospel as a sweat-drenched televangelist.

"Turn Blue," which follows up the Black Keys' 2011 LP "El Camino," sees official release on May 13th, but you can stream the album in its entirety now.

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