Today (Dec. 2) The Black Keys announced 2012 North American headlining tour dates which will feature the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys as supporting act. Their March 2012 headlining tour begins on March 2nd in Cincinnati, OH and concludes on March 23rd in Norfolk, VA. The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys will be performing in Chicago, IL on March 19th at the United Center. You can view all tour dates below.
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The Black Keys spring 2012 headlining tour will have 15 shows over a three week time span. This will be the first leg of their North American tour in support of the bands upcoming album, El Camino. The album is set to be released December 6th via Nonesuch Records, and you can listen to five tracks from the album here.
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On December 5th The Black Keys will have an album release show in New York City. It is a free concert, and you must be 21 or older to get into the venue. Today they revealed in order to obtain tickets for their album release show you music go to Southern Comfort’s Facebook page here. If you are not located in NYC, you can still gain access to the concert when MTV streams it live.
Arctic Monkeys will be touring this upcoming spring 2012 in support of their latest release, Suck It and See. The album was released back in June of 2011 and debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. Their previous performance in Chicago was at Lollapalooza 2011. The band wound up having their set time cut in half due to the weather.
Pre-sale tickets for The Black Keys spring 2012 headlining tour featuring Arctic Monkeys are available only for fans signed up on their official mailing list. Those advanced tickets will go on sale December 6th at 10 AM local time. Public tickets will be open to the general public starting December 9th. For more information visit their official website: TheBlackKeys.com.
The Black Keys Spring 2012 North American Tour Dates:
w/ supporting act: Arctic Monkeys
03/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
03/03 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
03/04 – Columbus, OH @ Jerome Schottenstein Center
03/06 – Portland, ME @ Cumberland Co. Civic Center
03/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
03/09 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
03/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/14 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conesco Fieldhouse
03/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
03/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
03/23 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
The Black Keys 2012 Overseas Tour Dates:
01/23 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto
01/24 – Lille, FR @ Zenith
01/25 – Lille, FR @ Zenith
01/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
01/28 – Berlin, DE @ Arena
01/30 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
01/31 – Zurich, CH @ Maag Hall
02/01 – Eindhoven, NL @ Klokgebouw
02/03 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena
02/04 – Edinburgh, UK @ Corn Exchange
02/06 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
02/07 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
02/09 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
02/10 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace