American rock duo The Black Keys have announced three concert dates in the UK set to take place in Manchester and London in 2024. Here's everything you need to know about the venues, dates, and how to secure the best seats in the house!

Last updated: 08/03/24 at 10 am

Get ready to rock with The Black Keys, the iconic rock duo from Akron, Ohio, USA. Since their formation in 2001, they have become a driving force in the early 2000s garage rock scene.

Their journey was marked by relentless touring, honing their craft in dimly lit clubs and intimate venues, amassing a devoted underground following along the way.

With a string of critically acclaimed albums under their belt, including the Grammy-winning 'Brothers' and the chart-topping 'Turn Blue', The Black Keys have established themselves as legends of the genre.

Now, they're back with a bang. In conjunction with the highly anticipated release of their new album 'Ohio', the band has announced a massive show at Manchester's brand-new Co-op Live arena and two nights at London's O2 Brixton Academy.

As Co-op Live opens its doors for the first time this spring, The Black Keys will be among the first to grace its stage. The arena's inaugural season boasts an incredible lineup of over 30 artists and 50 shows, including residency performances by Take That, Eagles, Barry Manilow's only UK arena show, and Eric Clapton's triumphant return to Manchester after a decade.

Join us as we delve into the details of The Black Keys' highly-anticipated 2024 concert dates, and find out how you can secure VIP concert tickets for an unforgettable live experience with Seat Unique.

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Are The Black Keys working on a new album?

Rock legends The Black Keys are back with their highly-anticipated twelfth studio album, 'Ohio Players', set to drop on Friday 5th April 2024. This record is said to be their most collaborative effort to date.

Teasing fans with a taste of what's to come, The Black Keys have unveiled the lead single from the album, 'Beautiful People (Stay High)'. This infectious track is the result of a creative partnership between the band's Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach, as well as esteemed American musician and producer Beck, and Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura.

According to Rolling Stone, Carney revealed, "We had this epiphany: 'We can call our friends to help us make music.' It’s funny because we both write songs with other people - Dan all the time [as a solo artist and producer], me when I’m producing a record. That’s what we do." He added, "What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun. And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool."

And the creative collaborations don't stop there. The album features contributions from renowned producer Greg Kurstin, Noel Gallagher, and Alice Cooper.

When did The Black Keys last tour the UK?

The band’s last visit to the UK came in 2023 off the back of the release of their eleventh studio album ‘Dropout Boogie’. The UK leg of their European tour consisted of just three dates at The O2 in London, AO Arena in Manchester, and OVO Hydro in Glasgow.

Are The Black Keys coming to the UK in 2024?

The duo have revealed exciting news of three massive spring shows in Manchester and London, in celebration of their upcoming album, 'Ohio Players'. Kicking off with a spectacular performance at Co-op Live, the UK's newest and largest indoor arena, the band will rock the stage at the legendary O2 Academy Brixton.

The iconic London venue is gearing up for a grand reopening on Friday 19th April, following its closure due to a tragic crowd crush in December 2022.

The full list of dates on the tour are as follows:

  • Co-op Live, Manchester, Saturday 27th April
  • The O2, London, Tuesday 7th May
  • The O2, London, Wednesday 8th May
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Who is supporting The Black Keys on their UK tour?

While the supporting acts are yet to be revealed, we can take a cue from last year's 'Dropout Boogie Tour'. The American rock band Spoon opened for The Black Keys throughout the UK leg of the tour.

What could the setlist be for The Black Keys Manchester gig?

Last year, The Black Keys took the AO Arena Manchester by storm, delivering a memorable setlist.

While we eagerly wait for what they have in store for their upcoming Co-op Live concert date, fans can expect to hear a dynamic mix of classic hits and new tunes!

Here's the setlist The Black Keys played at AO Arena in June 2023:

  1. I Got Mine
  2. Fever
  3. It Ain't Over
  4. Your Touch
  5. Crawling King Snake (Big Joe Williams cover)
  6. Tighten Up
  7. Have Love, Will Travel (Richard Berry cover)
  8. Lo/Hi
  9. Howlin' For You
  10. Weight of Love
  11. Heavy Soul
  12. Everlasting Light
  13. Next Girl
  14. Your Team Is Looking Good
  15. Ten Cent Pistol
  16. Gold on the Ceiling
  17. Wild Child
  18. She's Long Gone

19. Little Black Submarines
20. Lonely Boy

*Setlist from The Black Keys concert at AO Arena on 22nd June 2023 (

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