The Black Keys Cancel North American Tour

The Black Keys Cancel North American Tour


  • Abrupt Cancellation: The Black Keys have unexpectedly canceled their upcoming North American tour, which was set to include 31 dates.
  • Tour Details: The tour, named the International Players Tour, was scheduled to start on September 17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and end on November 12 in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Disappearance from Ticketmaster: The tour dates quietly disappeared from Ticketmaster’s website on May 24 without an initial explanation.
  • Support for Latest Album: The tour was in support of the band’s 12th studio album, Ohio Players, which debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart in April.
  • Venue Announcements: Venues such as Austin’s Moody Center and New York’s Madison Square Garden acknowledged the canceled dates and informed ticket buyers that they would receive refunds.
  • Official Communication: Affected venues noted that ticket holders should check their emails for more information from Ticketmaster.
  • Remaining Appearance: The band has retained one North American date on their schedule, a performance at Chicago’s NASCAR Street Race on July 6.
  • Recent Activities: The cancellation follows their recent appearance on NBC’s The Voice and the completion of their European tour leg in mid-May.
  • Singles and Chart Success: In the lead-up to the album release, the band released three singles, with “Beautiful People (Stay High)” featuring Grammy-winner Beck, topping the Alternative Airplay chart for two weeks.

Source: Billboard


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