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The Black Keys Announce UK Tour Dates in February and March 2015

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    The Black Keys Announce UK Tour Dates in February and March 2015

    The Black Keys have confirmed five UK tour dates in February and March 2015 as part of their Turn Blue World Tour. The UK leg comprises concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, and Leeds. The European tour also includes previously announced dates in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Holland, Belgium, and France. See below for details. Tickets for the UK tour go on sale on July 18 at 9 AM.

    TURN BLUE UK TOUR, FEB/MARCH 2014

    Feb 27 Phones 4U Arena Manchester
    Feb 28 LG Arena Birmingham
    Mar 1 The SSE Hydro Glasgow
    Mar 3 The O2 London
    Mar 5 First Direct Arena Leeds
         

    The tour celebrates the duo’s highly acclaimed new album, Turn Blue, which recently debuted at # 1 in the US and at # 2 in the UK. This is the highest chart debut yet for the band, whose previous album, El Camino, debuted at # 2 in the US and # 29 in the UK in 2011. It is also the first # 1 album for The Black Keys’ worldwide label, Nonesuch Records, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Additionally, Turn Blue is the band’s highest charting album to date internationally, debuting at # 1 in Canada and Australia, # 2 in New Zealand and Croatia, # 3 in Ireland and Hungary, # 4 in France and Switzerland and # 5 in Austria, Denmark, Holland. The album also charted in the top ten in Germany, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

    Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single, "Fever." Rolling Stone describes Turn Blue as "The best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made. Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff." In the words of Mojo, "Turn Blue underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." To pick up a copy of the album, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl and CD orders include a free download of the complete album at checkout.

    In June, The Black Keys embarked on an extensive European festival tour, including, in the words of the NME, "a rampant raucous performance" at Glastonbury. According to the Guardian, "The Black Keys have got better as they've got bigger, revealing a talent for fiendishly catchy classic rock." The band will headline Latitude on July 20, followed by a North American tour this autumn, with special guests Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent.

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The Black Keys have confirmed five UK tour dates in February and March 2015 as part of their Turn Blue World Tour. The UK leg comprises concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, and Leeds. The European tour also includes previously announced dates in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Holland, Belgium, and France. Tickets for the UK go on sale July 18. The band, currently touring Europe, tours North America this autumn.

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The Black Keys have confirmed five UK tour dates in February and March 2015 as part of their Turn Blue World Tour. The UK leg comprises concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, and Leeds. The European tour also includes previously announced dates in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Holland, Belgium, and France. See below for details. Tickets for the UK tour go on sale on July 18 at 9 AM.

TURN BLUE UK TOUR, FEB/MARCH 2014

Feb 27 Phones 4U Arena Manchester
Feb 28 LG Arena Birmingham
Mar 1 The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Mar 3 The O2 London
Mar 5 First Direct Arena Leeds
     

The tour celebrates the duo’s highly acclaimed new album, Turn Blue, which recently debuted at # 1 in the US and at # 2 in the UK. This is the highest chart debut yet for the band, whose previous album, El Camino, debuted at # 2 in the US and # 29 in the UK in 2011. It is also the first # 1 album for The Black Keys’ worldwide label, Nonesuch Records, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Additionally, Turn Blue is the band’s highest charting album to date internationally, debuting at # 1 in Canada and Australia, # 2 in New Zealand and Croatia, # 3 in Ireland and Hungary, # 4 in France and Switzerland and # 5 in Austria, Denmark, Holland. The album also charted in the top ten in Germany, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single, "Fever." Rolling Stone describes Turn Blue as "The best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made. Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff." In the words of Mojo, "Turn Blue underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." To pick up a copy of the album, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl and CD orders include a free download of the complete album at checkout.

In June, The Black Keys embarked on an extensive European festival tour, including, in the words of the NME, "a rampant raucous performance" at Glastonbury. According to the Guardian, "The Black Keys have got better as they've got bigger, revealing a talent for fiendishly catchy classic rock." The band will headline Latitude on July 20, followed by a North American tour this autumn, with special guests Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent.

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