Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney announce the first leg of their 2012 tour – a run of March dates with special guests Arctic Monkeys.
Touring in support of El Camino due out Dec. 6, The Black Keys are making the media rounds during the next few days, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” beginning this weekend, “The Colbert Report” Dec. 6 and “Late Show With David Letterman” Dec. 7.
Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, El Camino is the first album to be recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville, Tenn.
Auerbach and Carney begin the journey in Cincinnati at the U.S. Bank Arena March 2. Other stops include Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena March 3; Boston’s TD Garden March 7; New York City at Madison Square Garden March 12; Toronto at the Air Canada Centre March 14; Chicago’s United Center March 19 and Norfolk, Va., at Constant Convocation Center March 23.
Fans who signed up on the band’s official mailing list get first crack at tickets beginning Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. local time. The fan presale for Chicago begins Dec. 13. General onsales begin Dec. 9. Visit TheBlackKeys.com for more information.