The Black Keys Return For U.S. Spring Run

Having just returned from a swing through Australia and New Zealand, Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have confirmed a spring North American run that will begin April 19 in Louisville and wrap May 14 in Carrboro, N.C. The Henchmen will support, augmented by appearances by Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and the Legendary JC’s in select markets.

Before the spring dates, the Keys will play two one-offs in the Buckeye state. On April 8 at Akron’s Lime Spider, they will join Carney’s uncle Ralph, the Numbers Band, Half Cleveland, the Bizarros, Houseguest and C.D. Truth at a benefit for two cancer-stricken members of veteran Akron rock act Tin Huey.

The next day at Columbus’ PromoWest Pavilion, the group will play local radio station WWCD (CD101)’s CD101 Day show alongside the Bravery, Ash, Ben Lee and Dresden Dolls.

Here are the Black Keys’ tour dates:

April 8: Akron, Ohio (Lime Spider)

April 9: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion / CD101 Day)

April 19: Louisville (Headliners)

April 20: Lexington, Ky. (the Dame)

April 21: Detroit (St. Andrew’s Hall)

April 22: Nashville (Mercy Lounge)

April 23: Oxford, Miss. (Proud Larry’s)

April 24: Little Rock, Ark. (Juanita’s)

April 27: Oklahoma City (Green Door)

April 28: Dallas (Trees)

April 29: Austin, Texas (Emo’s)

April 30: Houston (Mary Jane’s Fat Cat)

May 3: New Orleans (Twiropa)

May 4: Pensacola, Fla. (Sluggo’s)

May 6: Tampa, Fla. (Skipper’s Smokehouse)

May 7: Orlando, Fla. (the Social)

May 8: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Culture Room)

May 10: Gainesville, Fla. (Common Grounds)

May 11: Athens, Ga. (40 Watt Club)

May 12: Atlanta (Variety Playhouse)

May 14: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat’s Cradle)

June 4: Toledo (Bijou)


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