THE BLACK KEYS ANNOUNCE WORLD TOUR OF AMERICA
FAN CLUB MEMBERS GET EXCLUSIVE EARLY PRESALE ACCESS
PLAYING SHOWS IN ATHENS, GA, ST PETERSBURG, FL, AND OXFORD, MS
ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH SAVE THE MUSIC TO SUPPORT
MUSIC EDUCATION IN HILL COUNTRY MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS
9/20 - ATHENS, GEORGIA
9/21 - ST. PETERSBURG, FLORDIA
9/23 - OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI
Today, The Black Keys (“America’s Most Trusted Band” -Stephen Colbert) announce their World Tour of America. The band will perform three intimate shows in Oxford, MS, Athens, GA, and St Petersburg, FL, surrounding their performance at Pilgrimage Fest in Tennessee. A portion of each set at these intimate shows will consist of songs from the band’s new album, Delta Kream, which features eleven Mississippi hill country blues songs by artists including R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. Patrick Carney said of these dates, which the band hopes to make a tradition: “Dan and I have joked about doing a tour of American cities named after other cities in the world since we were touring together in a van. It feels like now is as good a time as any, and we are excited to play in some places we haven’t played since the early days of the band and for fans that have not had a chance to see us in a while.” Tickets for these dates will go on sale here on Friday, July 23 at 10am Local Time. Members of the Lonely Boys and Girls Club will have access to pre-sale tickets.
The Black Keys have also announced that they will partner with the Save The Music Foundation to support elementary and middle school music programs in Mississippi—starting with Holly Springs. Fans can participate in a sweepstakes to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the band, with 100% of the proceeds going towards music education grants in seven schools across Mississippi. Every Save The Music school commits to having music for at least ten years, and most of the programs last far beyond that. The band shares about the program: “We’ve teamed up with Save The Music – a national non-profit dedicated to building school music programs – and a group of local Mississippi partners to contribute instruments and teacher support to schools in the Hill Country. The goal is to grow music programs across the state, starting this coming school year with Holly Springs.” Fans can view sweepstakes details and participate at: https://www.propeller.la/theblackkeys
The Black Keys’ tenth studio album, Delta Kream, was released on May 14, 2021 and recorded at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. The album takes its name from William Eggleston’s iconic Mississippi photograph that is on its cover. Delta Kream is available for purchase on all formats here.
**WORLD TOUR OF AMERICA EXCLUSIVE FAN CLUB PRESALE STARTS THURSDAY JULY 22ND AT 10AM LOCAL VENUE TIME**
GENERAL ON-SALE STARTS FRIDAY JULY 23RD AT 10AM LOCAL VENUE TIME