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The Black Keys Tour US West Following Global Festival in NY's Central Park; Band to Headline Lollapalooza Brazil & Chile in 2013

The Black Keys: Global Festival, Central Park, 2012

The Black Keys launch an arena tour of the western United States with a performance at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, tonight. The new leg of the tour includes stops throughout California, including a show at the famed Santa Barbara Bowl tomorrow night, two shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this coming weekend, and stops in Arizona and New Mexico. Tegan and Sara join the tour as support.

The Black Keys head next to Austin, where they will headline the first night of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Mexico City for the Corona Capital Festival, and then to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, before closing out the year with two shows at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for New Year's. See below for all of this year's upcoming tour dates. And two special dates have just been announced for 2013: the band will headline Lollapalooza Brazil in March and Lollapalooza Chile in April.

This latest leg of The Black Keys' international tour comes just days after the band joined Neil Young with Crazy Horse and Foo Fighters as headliners of The Global Poverty Project's Global Festival 2012, which culminated in a free concert for more than 60,000 people on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park on Saturday. Band of Horses, K’Naan, and John Legend performed as well.

The Daily News says The Black Keys "stripped guitar rock down to its essence, for a set that maintained a sexy, low-down swing." MTV says the band "tore through a set of searing, hard-riffing rock, one that had the 60,000 who packed Central Park's Great Lawn losing their collective minds."

The night closed with a bang when members of all three headline bands came together on stage to perform a stellar, extended rendition of Young's anthem "Rockin' in the Free World."

For additional details on The Black Keys upcoming tour dates, go to


Oct 1 Save Mart Center Fresno, CA
Oct 2 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 4 Valley View Casino Center San Diego, CA
Oct 5&6 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Oct 8 Honda Center Anaheim, CA
Oct 9 US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ
Oct 10 Pan American Center Las Cruces, NM
Oct 12 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX

Oct 14 Corona Capital Festival Mexico City, MEXICO

Oct 21 Newcastle Entertainment Centre Broadmeadow, AUSTRALIA
Oct 22&23 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Oct 26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Oct 28 Rock It Festival Perth, AUSTRALIA
Oct 30 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Oct 31–Nov 1 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Nov 3 Vector Arena Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Nov 5 TSB Bank Arena Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Nov 27 Atlántico Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Nov 28 Palacio de Deportes Madrid, SPAIN
Nov 30 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, FRANCE
Dec 1 Palaolimpico Turin, ITALY
Dec 3 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Dec 4 Olympiahalle Munich, GERMANY
Dec 5 ISS Dome Dusseldorf, GERMANY
Dec 7 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, UK
Dec 8 SECC Glasgow, UK
Dec 9 NIA Birmingham, UK
Dec 11 Areba Manchester, UK
Dec 12&13 O2 Arena London, UK
Dec 30&31 Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV


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