The Black Keys announce 2023 UK headline shows

The Black Keys have announced a trio of UK headline shows for 2023 – tickets are available here.

Formed in Ohio, the duo consists of singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, and will hit the coast next summer in support of their 11th and final album, this year’s Dropout Boogie plans to return to the whites.

According to a press release, the upcoming stand will mark The Black Keys’ first European/UK dates since 2015.

They will take to the stage at London’s The O2 on June 21 before playing further arena gigs in Manchester (June 22) and Glasgow (June 24). Spoon appears as a “special guest” opener.

“After eight years, we’re excited to say The Black Keys is returning to Europe and the UK,” Auerbach and Carney said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see you at the shows at these popular venues.”

Tickets go on general sale next Friday (December 16) at 10am GMT – you can purchase yours here. Fan club pre-sale is due to start at 9am GMT on Tuesday (13th December) – register here.

The Black Keys UK tour dates for 2023 are as follows:

21 – O2, London
22 – AO Arena, Manchester
24 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

In addition, the duo is scheduled to perform in Luxembourg (June 15), Paris (June 18), Cologne (June 27) and Hamburg (June 28).

The Black Keys’ current dates mean they’ll be playing for free at Glastonbury on Friday (June 23) or Sunday (June 25). Elton John was recently confirmed to headline the Decent Farm event, but no other acts have been announced.

Earlier this week it was announced that The Black Keys will perform at Mad Cool in Madrid next July. They will also appear on the bill for NOS Alive 2023 alongside Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

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