Black Keys tour dates: 'El Camino' to make extra show stops in California, Southwest

Citing popular demand, The Black Keys have decided to extend their 2012 summer tour. The popular blues-rock band announced plans for several extra arena shows in the West Coast this week, with the new tour stops beginning in October.

Currently in the midst of their North American tour and gearing up to head abroad in August, The Black Keys revealed plans for another seven stops on their ongoing tour.

The new show dates added to The Black Keys' 2012 tour will start on October 1st with a show at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. The band will then play a set at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA on October 2nd, followed by a show a Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA on October 4th, a stop at the Staples Center in L.A. on October 5th, and again at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on October 8th.

Following the five-pack of California tour stops, The Black Keys will then head southwest where they will appear at US Air Arena in Phoenix, AZ on October 9th. The final stop for the newly added tour dates will come on October 10th will a show at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM.

Tegan and Sara are expected to serve as support for The Black Keys' new October tour dates. Concert tickets can be purchased at the group's official website.

'El Camino', The Black Keys' seventh and latest studio album has been commercially and socially well received since hitting store shelves back in December. It debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 charts after selling approximately 206,000 copes in its first week and over 293,000 after two weeks. Rolling Stone has since ranked the album as the 12-best LP of 2011, while The Village Voice's 2011 Pazz & Jop poll saw it rated 21st on teh "Best Albums" list.

Check out the updated list of tour dates for The Black Keys below. For more information on the tour and the band's music, check out the group's official website.

The Black Keys - 2012 World Tour - Concert Venues, Dates

05/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre *
05/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center *
05/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center *
05/18- Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
05/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Revel Ovation Hall *
07/20-22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
07/28 – New York, NY @ Catalpa NYC
08/01 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-American Center #
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheatre ^
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/09 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Fest
08/11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Tap1
08/14 – Hannover, DE @ Awd Hall
08/15 – Saint Poelten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/18 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/19 – Leipzig, DE @ Highfield Festival
08/21 – Belfast, IE @ Tennet’s Vital
08/22 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
08/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/25 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
[NEW]10/01 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center %
[NEW]10/02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl %
[NEW]10/04 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center %
[NEW]10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center %
[NEW]10/08 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center %
[NEW]10/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Air Arena %
[NEW]10/10 – Las Cruses, NM @ Pan American Center %

10/21 – Newcastle, AU @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre
10/22 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Entertainment Centre
10/26 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
10/28 – Perth, AU @ Rock It Festival
10/30 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
10/31 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl
11/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl
11/03 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
11/05 – Wellington, NZ @ TSB Bank Arena
11/27 – Lisbon, PT @ Atlantico
11/28 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes
11/30 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Gamier
12/01 – Torino, IT @ Palaolimpico
12/04 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
12/05 – Dusseldorf, DE @ ISS Dome

* = w/ Arctic Monkeys
# = w/ Tame Impala
^ = w/ The Shins
% = w/ Tegan and Sara

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