Dan Auerbach first hit Target Center with the Black Keys in 2012. / Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Dan Auerbach first hit Target Center with the Black Keys in 2012. / Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Five years since their last tour and 16 years since they touched down across the street at puny 7th St. Entry, the Black Keys will return to Target Center on Sept. 28 with fellow mid-2000s indie-rock breakthroughs Modest Mouse for an opening act.

Tickets to the Saturday night twofer go on sale next Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. through AXS.com. Prices range from $42.50 to a Live Nation platinum-ized $502. Pre-sale options for the tour start Tuesday. Another Nashville-based duo, Repeat Repeat, will also perform.

After taking a break for frontman Dan Auerbach’s 2017 solo album and his and drummer Patrick Carney’s various production and side projects, the Black Keys recently got back together in the studio. So far, they’ve only dropped one new song, the ZZ Topped single “Lo/Hi” (issued last week and posted below). Presumably, a full album is on the way.

The Minneapolis date falls just a week into the band's fall tour, which kicks off Sept. 21 in Las Vegas at the Life Is Beautiful Festival. This will be their third time at Target Center following gigs there in 2012 and 2014.

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