The Black Keys Announce North American Tour with Arctic Monkeys

The Black Keys Announce North American Tour with Arctic Monkeys
Rock fans will get more bang for their buck next year when beloved blues rockers the Black Keys and equally celebrated English outfit Arctic Monkeys team up to hit the North American arena circuit.

The Black Keys have a few dates to deal with still in 2011, as well as a quick European trip come January, but the tag-team tour kicks off in early March in Cincinnati. The 15-show jaunt also has the bands crossing the border for two Canadian stops. First up is a show at Montreal's Bell Centre on March 13, and the acts will follow up that show with a stop at Toronto's Air Canada Centre the next night. You can check the rest of the schedule below.

This year was a big one for both bands, with Arctic Monkeys dropping Suck It And See last June and having hit the West Coast and Prairies this fall, while the Black Keys are capping the year with their anticipated El Camino LP on December 6. By all accounts, 2012 is shaping up to be massive for both as well.

UPDATE: The band have now expanded their trek with the Arctic Monkeys. You can see all the stops below.

Tour dates:

12/5 New York, NY - Webster Hall

12/11 Los Angeles, CA - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

1/23 Antwerp, BE - Lotto

1/24 Lille, FR - Zenith

1/25 Lille, FR - Zenith

1/27 Hamburg, DE - Sporthalle

1/28 Berlin, DE - Arena

1/30 Milan, IT - Alcatraz

1/31 Zurich, CH - Maag Hall

2/1 Eindhoven, NL - Klokgebouw

2/3 Nottingham, UK - Capital FM Arena

2/4 Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange

2/6 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo

2/7 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo

2/9 London, UK - Alexandra Palace

2/10 London, UK - Alexandra Palace

3/2 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena *

3/3 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena *

3/4 Columbus, OH - Jerome Schottenstein Center *

3/6 Portland, ME - Cumberland Co. Civic Center *

3/7 Boston, MA - TD Garden *

3/9 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *

3/10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *

3/12 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *

3/13 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre *

3/14 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre *

3/16 Indianapolis, IN - Conesco Fieldhouse *

3/18 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena *

3/19 Chicago, IL - United Center *

3/20 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *

3/23 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center *
3/24 Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Arena *
4/24 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
4/25 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center *
4/27 St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *
4/28 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center *
4/30 Denver, CO - 1stbank Center *
5/2 Salt Lake City, UT - Maverick Center *
5/4 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena *
5/5 Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion *
5/7 Portland, OR - Rose Garden *
5/8 Seattle, WA - Key Arena *
5/9 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena *
5/11 Calgary, AB - Saddledome *
5/12 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place *
5/14 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre *
5/15 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center *
5/16 Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center *

* with Arctic Monkeys