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Missing from the announcement, however, is a Los Angeles tour stop. While there's a rather wide block open in early November for the act to pencil in a SoCal gig, the absence of the L.A. market in the announcement probably foreshadows a Black Keys festival appearance in the area.
Don't be surprised, for instance, to see the band on the roster for Goldenvoice's FYF Fest, for which a lineup was teased to be dropping in the coming days, or perhaps the inaugural L.A. edition of
Currently, the Black Keys are listed as playing in Seattle on Nov. 1 and San Diego on Nov. 9. The trek, largely targeting basketball arenas, launches Sept. 5 in Columbus, Ohio, with Cage the Elephant supporting through a Sept. 27 appearance in Chicago. Bugg takes over until the Black Keys reach the East Coast with a Dec. 4 date in Baltimore, at which point opening duties are passed to St. Vincent.