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The Black Keys to spend entire summer on the road

on May 03, 2010, 2:15pm

As evident by the recent tour announcements from Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon, The Black Keys will be spending some of this coming summer opening for music’s biggest bands. As evident by the previously announced June headlining gigs and newly announced August and September-October headlining tours, they’ll also be spending a portion of this coming summer headlining their own shows. Combine all the dates together, add in a few festival appearances and one-offs here and there and you have a summer itinerary that will keep The Black Keys on the road from late May all the way until mid-October.

Here’s how it will all go down (take a deep breath): The Ohio outfit will first play a one-off with Pearl Jam on May 20th at Madison Square Garden in New York. A week later, they’ll embark on a week-long headlining tour of the mid-west U.S. with Brian Olive, one which includes a stop at the Wakarusa and Bonnaroo music festivals. In the weeks that follow, the Keys will travel to Europe for a series of headlining gigs before returning to the states for another month worth of gigs. On this batch, which features The Morning Benders as support, the band will play the east coast and Canada (Osheaga included) before heading west for an appearance at Lollapalooza. Then, starting September 3rd, they’ll hitch up with Kings of Leon and The Whigs for another month of dates. (In between the opening spots, The Black Keys and The Whigs have also mapped out a few one-offs.) Finally, on September 25th, The Black Keys will put the finishing touches on their travels by embarking on a west coast leg with Nicole Atkins. And breathe.

If you’re at all confused, check out the complete listing of upcoming tour dates below. Of course, all of this will be in support of The Black Keys’ forthcoming studio album, Brothers, which is due for release on May 18th via Nonesuch Records.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 7th via Ticketmaster.com.

The Black Keys 2010 Tour Dates:
05/20 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
06/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot †
06/03 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore †
06/04 – Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads †
06/05 – Ozark, AK @ Wakarusa Music Festival
06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave †
06/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave †
06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant †
06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
06/26 – Evreux, FR @ Le Rock dans Tous Ses Etats
06/27 – Nijmegen, NL @ Rock ‘n Park
06/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
07/30 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
07/02 – Belford, FR @ Les Eurockeennes
07/04 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/05 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
07/06 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
07/07 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Halls
07/09 – Easestown, IE @ Oxegen
07/10 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/23 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC Performing Arts Center
07/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Amphitheatre
07/26 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall   #
07/27 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage #
07/28 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage #
07/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing #
07/31 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion #
08/01 – Montreal,QC @ Osheaga, MC @ Osheaga Festival
08/03 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus #
08/06 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/08 – Des Moines, IA @ Vel Air Ballroom #
08/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Anchor Inn #
08/11 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre #
08/12 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium #
08/13 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Amphitheatre #
08/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore #
09/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center &^
09/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Riverbend Music Center &^
09/08 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium & Star Pavilion &^
09/09 – Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion ^
09/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre &^
09/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheater &^
09/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek &^
09/14 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ^
09/17 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre &^
09/18 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre &^
09/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Verizon Wireless Music Center &^
09/21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues ^
09/22 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion &^
09/23 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center &^
09/25 – San Diego, CA @ Soma $
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Paladium $
09/29 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox $
10/02 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre $
10/03 – Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum $
10/04 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom $
10/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom $

* = w/ Pearl Jam
† = w/ Brian Olive
# = w/ The Morning Benders
& = w/ Kings of Leon
^ = w/ The Whigs
$ = w/ Nicole Atkins

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