New concerts: The Black Keys, Band of Horses and more

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Ohio exports the Black Keys, whose new album Turn Blue officially drops next week (you can stream the album now via iTunes by clicking here), just announced a massive slate of tour dates, including a Sept. 5 stop at Columbus' Schottenstein Center that doubles as the kick-off for the U.S. leg of the band's world tour.

Tickets for the concert are $32-$72 (plus applicable fees), and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16 via

Click here to see a full list of tour dates, and watch the video for the band's most recent single "Fever" below.

Band of Horses, fresh off a round of acoustic touring, will plug back in for an electrified show at LC Pavilion on Friday, July 18. Tickets for that concert, which features support from openers Midlake, are $35 in advance/$40 at the door, and go on sale Friday, May 9, at

Also on sale tomorrow are tickets for MKTO's Aug. 16 show at the Newport. The Los Angeles pop duo, who met filming the Nickelodeon series "Gigantic" (I've never seen an episode, but I can't imagine it holds a candle to "You Can't Do That on Television"), plays here in support of its self-titled debut. Tickets for that one are $18.50 in advance/$20 at the door, and can be purchased at

Other recently announced Newport shows include Daft Punk tribute band One More Time, which visits the venue on Aug. 7 (tickets are $15), and Georgia-based chillwave act Washed Out, which hits town on June 11. Tickets for that concert are $16 in advance/$18 at the door. Primus noisemaker Les Claypool brings his latest project, Les Claypool's Duo De Twang, to the venue for a concert on Aug. 23. Tickets are $22 in advance/$25 at the door.

Finally, Hank3, better known by his full birth name Hank Williams III, makes a long-overdue Columbus stop when he visits A&R Music Bar for a concert on June 8. The grandson of country royalty (and son of a, uh, country performer), is about as diverse as they come, often splitting his concerts between a throwback country set and a set laden with sludgy, riff-driven stoner rock. Tickets are $18 in advance/$20 at the door.