The Black Keys announce trio of intimate Southeast shows

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The Black Keys are “Going Down South” this fall for a trio of intimate tour dates.

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will play Athens, Georgia, on September 20, St. Petersburg, Florida, on September 21, and Oxford, Mississippi, on September 23. The trek is dubbed the World Tour of America, a reference to each stop on the itinerary being named after a city from another country.

“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,” Carney says. “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 will go on sale this Friday, July 23, at 10 a.m. local time via

Along with the tour, The Black Keys have also announced a partnership with the Save the Music Foundation to raise money for music education programs in Mississippi schools.

The Black Keys released a new album called Delta Kream this past May. It’s a collection of covers paying tribute to Mississippi hill country blues artists including R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

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