The Black Keys visit Canadian Tire Centre on Sept. 17, 2014

The Black Keys with special guest Cage The Elephant



Doors: 7 p.m.    Showtime: 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Tickets are $35, $55 and $69.50; general admission floor and reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

The Black Keys announced they will bring their Turn Blue World Tour to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centreon Wednesday, Sept. 17, with special guest Cage The Elephant. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the North America tour begins Sept. 5 in Columbus and runs through December with dates at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, among others. Tickets for the Canadian Tire Centre date go on sale on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. via Capital Tickets.

The tour supports the duo’s acclaimed new album, Turn Blue, out now on Nonesuch Records. Turn Bluedebuted at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 chart. This is the highest chart debut yet for the acclaimed duo, whose previous album, El Camino, debuted at No. 2 in 2011. It is also the first No. 1 album for The Black Keys’ worldwide label, Nonesuch Records, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Turn Blue is also the band’s highest charting album to date internationally, debuting at No. 1 in Canada and Australia, No. 2 in the U.K, New Zealand and Croatia, No. 3 in Ireland, No. 4 in France and Switzerland and No. 5 in Austria and Holland. The album also charted in the top 10 in Germany, Belgium, Finland and Portugal.

Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single, Fever, which has spent the past seven weeks at No. 1 on AAA radio and the past three weeks at No. 1 on alternative radio. Additionally, the album’s title track recently premiered on Carney’s SiriusXM show, Serious Boredom, and can be heard here. Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above

Carney also adds, “we are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record – not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the U.K.; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards – Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.

For more information on The Black Keys and their Turn Blue World Tour, please

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