The Black Keys and the Arctic Monkeys pair up for winter-to-spring tour

The Black Keys performing in an iTunes Session, mid October, 2010.

Dangerously addictive and musically clever British garage rock group the Arctic Monkeys have decided to join the Black Keys (who have just dropped their seventh album, El Camino, co-produced by Danger Mouse) in some of their next dates, spanning from now to the 23 of March next year. The Arctics will be joining the Keys for the last half of the tour, from March 2 to March 23.The two unlikely counterparts have just set the dates as they stand, and each location is undoubtedly in for something incontrovertibly electric. Like blending the naturally musically-intuitive and raw garage rock- esque sounds of bands like the Strokes and Sonic Youth with all of the emotion and grit of the Blues into one solid show, each date is sure to be packed with sounds even the best wouldn’t be able to describe.

Here are the dates for the very end of this year and the very beginning of the next:

December 5: New York, NY; Webster Hall
December 11: Los Angeles, CA; KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

January 23: Antwerp, Belgium; Lotto
January 24: Lille, France; Zenith
January 25: Paris, France; Zenith
January 27: Hamburg, Germany; Sporthalle
January 28: Berlin, Germany; Arena
January 30: Milan, Italy; Alcatraz
January 31: Zurich, Switzerland; Maag Hall
February 1: Eindhoven, Holland; Klokgebouw
February 3: Nottingham, England; Capital FM Arena
February 4: Edinburgh, Scotland; Corn Exchange
February 6 & 7: Manchester, England; O2 Apollo
February 9, 10, & 11: London, England; Alexandra Palace

March 2: Cincinnati, OH;  U.S. Bank Arena ^
March 4: Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena ^
March 5: Columbus, OH; Jerome Schottenstein Center ^
March 6: Portland, ME; Cumberland Co. Civic Center ^
March 7: Boston, MA; TD Garden ^
March 9: Washington, DC; Verizon Center ^

March 10: Philadelphia, PA; Wells Fargo Center ^

March 12: New York, NY; Madison Square Garden ^
March 13: Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre ^
March 14:Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre ^
March 16: Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse ^
March 18: Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena ^
March 19: Chicago, IL; United Center ^
March 20: Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena ^
March 23: Norfolk, VA; Constant Convocation Center ^

(^with the Arctic Monkeys)

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