The band have given no explanation as to why the North American dates have been pulled

The Black Keys live
The Black Keys [Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

The Black Keys have apparently canceled the upcoming North American leg of their International Players Tour. According to the band’s official website and social media, all dates for the trek have been deleted. No explanation has been given for the disappearance of the shows online. On Friday [May 24], fans began to make note of the fact that listings for all of the band’s North American arena shows this fall were listed as ‘Canceled’ on the Ticketmaster website.

Several venues, including Austin’s Moody Center, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, updated The Black Keys’ event listing on their websites, stating, “Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel this event.”

The only show that remains on The Black Keys’ website is a July 6 gig at Chicago’s NASCAR Street Race.

The Black Keys announced their 2024 North American tour back on April 1. The announcement came on the heels of two stand-out performances at SXSW earlier in April, where they also debuted their new documentary, This is a Film About The Black Keys, to rave reviews. On April 30, the band kicked off a brief run across the UK, wrapping up on May 15 at Co-Op Live in Manchester.

The Black Keys’ Ohio Players is album unlike any of the band’s others, featuring collaborations with friends and colleagues, including Beck, Noel Gallagher, Dan the Automator, Greg Kurstin, Juicy J, Lil Noid, and others. Listeners have gotten a taste of what to expect from the new project with the lead single, “Beautiful People (Stay High),” that recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart and AAA Airplay charts, and additional offerings “This Is Nowhere” and “I Forgot to Be Your Lover.”

The new record is available on standard black vinyl, limited edition Bleach Smoke vinyl, limited edition Galaxy Cool Blue vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital download.

The Black Keys’ last effort, Dropout Boogie, arrived on May 13, 2022 via Nonesuch. It is their eleventh studio effort. The record peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys are singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell out arena tours and has released eleven previous studio albums: the debut The Big Come Up (2002), followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004), along with their releases on Nonesuch Records: Magic Potion (2006), Attack & Release (2008), Brothers (2010), El Camino(2011), Turn Blue (2014), “Let’s Rock” (2019), Delta Kream (2021), and Dropout Boogie (2022). The band has won six Grammy Awards and a BRIT and headlined festivals in North America, South America, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.

September 17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center* [CANCELED]
September 1 – Austin, TX – Moody Center* [CANCELED]
September 20 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center [CANCELED]
September 21 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center* [CANCELED]
September 24 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [CANCELED]
September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center* [CANCELED]
September 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum* [CANCELED]
September 28 – Palm Desert, CA – Acrisure Arena* [CANCELED]
September 29 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre* [CANCELED]
October 2 – Portland, OR – Moda Center [CANCELED]
October 3 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena [CANCELED]
October 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena* [CANCELED]
October 1 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena* [CANCELED]
October 12 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse* [CANCELED]
October 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena* [CANCELED]
October 16 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center* [CANCELED]
October 18 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena* [CANCELED]
October 19 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena* [CANCELED]
October 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center* [CANCELED]
October 23 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center [CANCELED]
October 24 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena* [CANCELED]
October 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse* [CANCELED]
October 27 – Knoxville, TN – Food City Center* [CANCELED]
October 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden* [CANCELED]
November 1 – Boston, MA – TD Garden* [CANCELED]
November 2 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena* [CANCELED]
November 3 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena [CANCELED]
November 7 – Chicago, IL – United Center* [CANCELED]
November 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum* [CANCELED]
November 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center [CANCELED]
November 12 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena [CANCELED]

* With supporting act The Head and The Heart