The Black Keys have a new CD titled "Turn Blue," and to support that album the band is hitting the road throughout the United States with Cage the Elephant and others.

The best part, is The Black Keys are coming to the Van Andel Arena on Sept. 7!

Tickets go on sale next Friday morning, May 16, to everyone. However, if you're a WGRD Freeloader, you have access to get your tickets early beginning Thursday morning, May 15!

97.9 WGRD is proud to present The Black Keys at the Van Andel Arena on Sept. 7!

It's going to be a great show, and we'll have tons of free tickets to give away, and fun things you can win to see the show!


with special guest:




Get tickets at, the venue Box Office and TicketMaster!

Tickets as low as $35 ($75 & $55)and a

limited amount of GA Tickets on the floor!!!

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The Black Keys

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2014

Black Keys Announce Concert Date at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena®
Blues Rock Duo Will Make Return to Grand Rapids on September 7th

Grand Rapids The Black Keys have announced an extensive North American tour this fall. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins Sept. 5 and includes a September 7th at 8:00 p.m. stop at Van Andel Arena. Special guest Cage the Elephant will kick off the night. Ticket prices will be $75, $55, and $35 and go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, online at, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Credit Card Entry (Paperless) tickets will be utilized for all floor tickets and select lower bowl sections for this event. Click here for more information about Credit Card Entry seating.

The tour supports the duo’s highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records and is now streaming exclusively on iTunes. In celebration of the release, the band will return to Saturday Night Live for their third musical guest appearance this Saturday, May 10. Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single, “Fever,” which is currently #1 on AAA radio for the fourth straight week and #2 on Alternative radio. Additionally, the album’s title track recently premiered on Carney’s SiriusXM show, Serious Boredom, and can be heard here.

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.

The Black Keys 'Turn Blue' North American Tour'
Sept. 5 - Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center *
Sept. 6 - Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena *
Sept. 7 - Grand Rapids, Van Andel Arena *
Sept. 9 - Milwaukee, BMO Harris Bradley Center *
Sept. 10 - Louisville, KFC Yum! Center *
Sept. 12 - Detroit, Joe Louis Arena *
Sept. 13 - Pittsburgh, CONSOL Energy Center *
Sept. 14 - Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena *
Sept. 16 - Toronto, Air Canada Centre *
Sept. 18 - Montreal, Bell Centre *
Sept. 20 - Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center *
Sept. 21 - Boston, TD Garden *
Sept. 24 - Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center *
Sept. 25 - Washington, D.C., Verizon Center *
Sept. 27 - Chicago, United Center *
Oct. 24 - Minneapolis, Target Center †
Oct. 25 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre †
Oct. 27 - Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome †
Oct. 28 - Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place †
Oct. 39 - Vancouver, Pacific Coliseum †
Oct. 31 - Portland, Ore., Moda Center †
Nov. 1 - Seattle, KeyArena †
Nov. 9 - San Diego, Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl †
Nov. 10 - Phoenix, US Airways Center †
Nov. 12 - Salt Lake City, Maverik Center †
Nov. 13 - Denver, Pepsi Center †
Nov. 15 - Houston, Toyota Center †
Nov. 16 - Dallas, American Airlines Center †
Dec. 4 - Baltimore, Baltimore Arena ‡
Dec. 5 - Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena ‡
Dec. 6 - Richmond, Va., Richmond Coliseum ‡
Dec. 8 - Nashville, Bridgestone Arena ‡
Dec. 9 - St. Louis, Scottrade Center ‡
Dec. 11 - Atlanta, Philips Arena ‡
Dec. 12 - Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena ‡
Dec. 13 - Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena ‡
Dec. 15 - Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center ‡
Dec. 16 - Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum ‡
Dec. 17 - Orlando, Amway Center ‡
Dec. 19 - Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center ‡
Dec. 20 - Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center ‡
Dec. 21 - Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center ‡

* Special guest Cage The Elephant
† Special guest Jake Bugg
‡ Special guest St. Vincent

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