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The Black Keys announce 32-date North American tour

Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys perform onstage at the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO at The Forum on January 18, 2020 in Inglewood, California
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The Black Keys have announced a 32-date North American trek, which they've affectionately dubbed the "Dropout Boogie tour."

Set to run from early July through mid-October, the tour – undertaken in support of the band's stellar 2021 blues covers album, Delta Kream – will take the band across the United States, with stops in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada as well. 

Band Of Horses – hot on the heels of a new album of their own – will open all 32 dates of the tour, with additional support from Ceramic Animal (on the July 9-30 shows), Early James (from August 24-September 9), and the Velveteers (from October 2-18).

The poster for the Black Keys' forthcoming Dropout Boogie tour

(Image credit: The Black Keys)

Beginning tomorrow, February 1, at 10 a.m. local time, the Black Keys will be holding an exclusive fan club presale, during which fans can also purchase a limited number of VIP packages, which include perks like premium seats, a sound check visit and an autographed lithograph.

Tickets go on general sale this Friday, February 4, at 10 a.m. local time. You can check out the full tour itinerary below.

Ranked by Guitar World readers as one of the best guitar albums of 2021, Delta Kream brought the blues revivalists turned arena rockers back to their musical roots. 

Recorded with the help of legendary Mississippi Hill Country blues guitar player Kenny Brown, the album was the product of some spontaneous jam sessions involving Brown, bass guitar player Eric Deaton and Black Keys frontman/electric guitar player Dan Auerbach.

“It was just so much fun that I had to call Pat [Carney, drummer], and I said, ‘Man, you gotta come over here and I’ll see if these guys can stay an extra day and you can just play some songs.’ And that’s what he did,” Auerbach told Guitar World in 2021. “He showed up the next morning; we just started playing for fun and we cut this record in a day.” 

For tickets and more info on the tour, stop by The Black Keys' website (opens in new tab).

The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie 2022 North American tour:

July 9: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 11: Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 13: Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
July 16: Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 17: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park
July 20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 22: Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 25: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 27: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 29: Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 30: Philadelphia, PA – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
August 24: West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
August 25: Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 27: Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
August 28: Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre
August 30: Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
September 1: Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
September 3: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
September 6: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
September 7: Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
September 9: Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
October 2: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
October 3: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
October 5: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 8: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
October 10: Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 13: Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
October 15: Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 17: Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
October 18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

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Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.