With the first leg of their tour already in progress, the Keys duo will make stops in Ontario, Quebec, Massachusetts, New York, Pensylvania, Washington D.C., and their home state of Ohio where the boys will play three consecutive gigs October 8-10.

On October 4, the pair of indie-blues rockers will play The Freedom Concert in New York City in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Joining them for their Big Apple eclectic freedom stint will be ‘60s underground god Lou Reed, Mos Def and Philip Glass, among others.

The Black Keys have been receiving much press since their 2002 debut, The Big Come Up. Since then, the duo signed to Mississippi blues label Fat Possum Records, where they released their second full-length, Thickfreakness (which only took 12 hours to record).

Known for their gritty take on a new generation of blues-rock, the Keys vehemently insist their style is nothing more than straight rock ‘n’ roll.

The duo got a bit of a career boost from touring with Beck and Sleater-Kinney.