The Black Keys confirmed a series of concerts in September cheekily dubbed their World Tour of America. However, the run consists of just three intimate shows that come ahead of their appearance at this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee the following weekend.
The duo featuring Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will open the brief tour at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia on September 20. From there, The Black Keys perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 21 and The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi on September 23 before headlining Pilgrimage.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. local time. Look for a portion of each set to be devoted to songs from The Black Keys’ recently released Delta Kream album.
Delta Cream is The Black Keys tribute to a number of artists that influenced them. The 11-track LP goes heavy on Mississippi hill country blues songs by such artists at R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.