The Black Keys announces 2024 ‘International Players’ North American tour

Drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys at the Deck the Hall Ball in Seattle^ WA on December 8^ 2010.

The Black Keys have announced a fall 2024 North American tour in support of their new album Ohio Players, which drops this Friday.  The band posted on social media: “It’s Official – INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS TOUR is coming. North America dates begin September 17th with special guests @theheadandtheheart for select cities. Tickets on sale Friday, April 5th at 10am local time. Join the FREE Lonely Boys & Girls Club now and receive early access to pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday, April 3rd at 10am local time through to Thursday, April 4th at 10pm local time. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available including premium tickets, sound check access, exclusive merchandise and more. @americanexpress card Member pre-sale starts April 2nd at 10am local through to April 4th at 10pm local.”

Ohio Players will mark the Black Keys’ 12th studio album and their first since 2022’s Dropout Boogie. The new album features contributions from Beck, Greg Kurstin and Noel Gallagher, and includes the previously-released singles “Beautiful People (Stay High),” “I Forgot to Be Your Lover” and “This Is Nowhere.”

The North American leg of the International Players Tour begins on Sept. 17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and concludes on Nov. 12 in Detroit. Indie folk band the Head and the Heart and Circa Waves will appear as special guests on select dates.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time, with pre-sales available now via Ticketmaster.

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