The Black Keys are going on tour in March, in support of their new album El Camino, out Dec. 6. (PHOTO: Facebook / Danny Clinch)

The Black Keys are back, and the duo is going on tour again.

This time, the band will embark on a world tour in support of their seventh studio album, El Camino, out Dec. 6. The tour will take them to cities like Antwerp, Nottingham, London, Toronto and Cleveland.

English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys will open for a number of the North American dates, in support of their latest album, Suck It and See.

Comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, The Black Keys have slowly moved into the mainstream genre since the release of their last album, Brothers. Brothers churned out hits like Tighten Up, and Howlin' for You, which was featured in several movie soundtracks and commercials.

So how does the band feel about this mainstream label and commercial success?

It just depends on how many zeroes are on the check, that's pretty much it, Auerbach recently joked on the Canadian radio show Q.

We take the hip-hop methodology when it comes to licensing, he added.

Brothers went on to sell more than 800,000 copies and earned The Black Keys three Grammys in February, including Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Earlier this week, the band was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for their rendition of Dearest from the star-studded compilation album, Rave On Buddy Holly.


Cover art for El Camino, the seventh studio album from The Black Keys. The album arrives in stores and on iTunes Dec. 6. (PHOTO: Nonesuch Records)

In anticipation of El Camino, The Black Keys posted five songs from the album on Tuesday. The songs can be streamed through their Web site.

Auerbach and Carney also have lined up a slew of media appearances, including The Colbert Report, The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live with host Steve Buscemi.

On Dec. 5, the band will play a special album release show at New York City's Webster Hall. The free show will also be streamed online through MTV.

The Black Keys El Camino tour begins on Jan. 23 in Antwerp, Belgium. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Dec. 9.

Here are the tour dates for the first leg, courtesy of

01-23 Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto
01-24 Lille, France - Zenith
01-25 Paris, France - Zenith
01-27 Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
01-28 Berlin, Germany - Arena
01-30 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
01-31 Zurich, Switzerland - Maag Hall
02-01 Eindhoven, Holland - Klokgebouw
02-03 Nottingham, England - Capital FM Arena
02-04 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange
02-06-07 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
02-09-10-11 London, England - Alexandra Palace
03-02 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena *
03-03 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena *
03-04 Columbus, OH - Jerome Schottenstein Center *
03-06 Portland, ME - Cumberland Co. Civic Center *
03-07 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
03-09 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
03-10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
03-12 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
03-13 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
03-14 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
03-16 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse *
03-18 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena *
03-19 Chicago, IL - United Center *
03-22 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
03-20 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
03-23 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center *
03-24 Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Arena *
04-24 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *

(* Arctic Monkeys to open)