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04 March 2024

The Black Keys Announce UK Tour Dates

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The Black Keys have announced details of live shows in London and Manchester for 2024.

Fans can access a pre-sale at 10am GMT on Wednesday 6 March by pre-ordering the band’s new album, Ohio Players by 5pm GMT on Tuesday 5 March. Fans who have already pre-ordered from the UK store will also get access. Tickets go on general sale Friday 8 March 10am GMT.

Ohio Players is available to pre-order now on limited smokey coloured vinyl, CD and cassette.

pre-order The Black Keys’ ‘Ohio Players’ here

The first of the three shows will take place on 27 April at the new Co-op Live arena in Manchester. The remaining two nights are back to back at the O2 Academy Brixton on 7 and 8 May. It was only announced today that the beloved London venue will be reopening in April after being closed since December 2022, when a crowd crush at an Asake concert left two people dead.

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In a recent interview with Uncut, the band opened up about their upcoming album, “We embraced the idea of getting out of our comfort zone, which is Dan’s studio,” said Patrick Carney. “We were trying to have an adventure while we made the record. So we booked a few sessions out in LA: we worked at Valentine in the Valley, and in Sunset Sound. We got in a room with Dan The Automator, we did a track with Greg Kurstin as well. While we were out there, we’d do these record hangs where we’d invite a friend or two and bring our 45s and basically spin records for four hours.”

Dan Auerbach went on to describe working with Beck, “[He’s] very prolific with his writing, especially lyrical content – it’s like turning on a faucet. So whenever we get him in the studio, we just hit the ground running and we’re making songs as soon as we can.”

pre-order The Black Keys’ ‘Ohio Players’ here

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