The Black Keys will be playing a Christmas show at the Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, December 22.
The West Akron bred duo doesn't play in their own backyard very often and when they have in the past it's usually been at the Lime Spider, a much smaller (and now defunct) venue than the Civic.
Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $28.00 Day of Show (I suggest not waiting until the "day of show" as you may find yourself waiting outside....by yourself.)
Presale tickets for the concert will go on sale at the band's web site, theblackkeys.com 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 all ticketmaster locations. There will also be a limited number of tickets at at Square Records in Akron and at Music Saves in Cleveland.
In addition to the few days headstart you get on the general public, the band's web site (through an Alabama based system called ticketbiscuit.com ) charges a considerably smaller "convenience fee" ($2.75) in comparison to Ticketmaster (about $8).
The Civic Theatre box office doesn't consider itself "convenient" and therefore charges no extra fee.
Please, feel free to do the math.