Black Keys Serving Up 'Potion' On Tour
Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will kick off a fall tour Sept. 6 in Seattle. A European run is sandwiched between two North American legs, which will find the group headlining its biggest vAkron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will kick off a fall tour Sept. 6 in Seattle. A European run is sandwiched between two North American legs, which will find the group headlining its biggest venues in such cities as New York (the 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre) and Philadelphia (the similarly sized Electric Factory).
Having just completed a six-date swing opening for Radiohead, the Black Keys will be touring in support of their fourth studio album, "Magic Potion," due Sept. 12 as the first in a new deal with Nonesuch.
Whereas 2004's "Rubber Factory" was named after the converted facility in downtown Akron where it was recorded, the new album was put to tape in drummer Patrick Carney's home studio. There are plenty of showcases for the duo's punchy riff-driven interplay, including "Your Touch," "Give Your Heart Away" and "Modern Times." But the group also delves into the slower side of the blues on "You're the One" and the simmering "The Flame," where frontman Dan Auerbach pleads, "This time I can't go back / When a heart gets broken as many times / It's easy to lose track."
Here are the Black Keys' tour dates:
Sept. 6: Seattle (Showbox)
Sept. 7: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
Sept. 9: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Sept. 13: Los Angeles (Troubadour)
Sept. 14: Hollywood, Calif. (Avalon)
Sept. 15: San Diego (House of Blues)
Sept. 16: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theatre)
Sept. 23: Berlin (Wuhlheide)
Sept. 25: Dublin (Ireland Music Centre)
Sept. 26: Glasgow (ABC)
Sept. 27: Newcastle, England (Northumbria University)
Sept. 28: Leeds, England (Cockpit)
Sept. 30: Birmingham, England (Academy)
Oct. 1: Bristol, England (Bristol University)
Oct. 2: Manchester, England (Manchester University)
Oct. 4: London (Forum)
Oct. 5: Paris (Trabendo)
Oct. 6: Amsterdam (Melkweg)
Oct. 7: Utrecht, Holland (Doornrsje)
Oct. 9: Brussels (AB Box)
Oct. 10: Cologne, Germany (Prime Club)
Oct. 11: Hamburg (Knust)
Nov. 2: Boston (Avalon Ballroom)
Nov. 3: New York (Nokia Theatre)
Nov. 4: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Nov. 5-6: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Here is the track list for "Magic Potion":
"Just Got To Be"
"You're the One"
"Just a Little Heat"
"Give Your Heart Away"