Set for release on 13th May via Nonesuch Records, The Black Keys have announced their eleventh studio album ‘Dropout Boogie’.
“That’s always been the beauty of the thing Pat and I do. It’s instant,” Dan Auerbach says of the record’s creation. “We’ve never really had to work at it. Whenever we’d get together, we’d just make music, you know? We didn’t know what we were going to do, but we’d just do it and it would sound cool. It’s the natural chemistry Pat and I have. Being in a band this long is a testament to that. It was a real gift that we were given. I mean, the odds of being plopped down a block-and-a-half from each other in Akron, Ohio – it just seems crazy.”
Sharing first single ‘Wild Child’ today, the track features new collaborators Greg Cartwright and Angelo Petraglia, with Billy F. Gibbons also featuring on the album.
“Living in Nashville and making records here has opened both of our minds to that experience a little bit more,” Dan notes. “I knew Pat would love working with both of these guys, so we decided we’d give it a shot. It was the first time we’d ever really done that. It was fun as hell. We just sat around a table with acoustic guitars and worked out a song ahead of time.”
Check out ‘Wild Child’ below.
See The Black Keys live at the following dates:
09: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
11: Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
13: Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
15: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
16: Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
17: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park
20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
22: Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
25: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
27: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
29: Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
30: Philadelphia, PA – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
24: West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
25: Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27: Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
28: Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre
30: Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
01: Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
03: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07: Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
09: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
02: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
03: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
05: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10: Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
13: Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
15: Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
17: Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX
18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
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