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on July 22, 2019 - 9:30am
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The Black Keys were guests on NPR's World Cafe on Friday. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney spoke with host Talia Schlanger about their songwriting process, life on the road, and their return to the studio to make their new album, "Let's Rock." They also share a live performance of four songs: "Eagle Birds" and "Go" from the new album, and earlier songs "I Got Mine" and "Lonely Boy." Hear it here.

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The Black Keys were guests on NPR's World Cafe on Friday. Bandmates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney spoke with host Talia Schlanger about their songwriting process, life on the road, and their return to the studio to make their new album, "Let's Rock." They also share a live performance of four songs: "Eagle Birds" and "Go" from the new album; "I Got Mine," from their 2008 album Attack & Release; and "Lonely Boy," from their 2011 album El Camino. You can hear the conversation and performance below.

"Let's Rock" was released on June 28 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records and debuted at number 1 on the US Top Current Album Chart, and number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. To pick up a copy, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, The Black Keys shop, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. The album can also be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.

The "Let's Rock" Tour will hit major cities this fall; for details and tickets, see below and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support on all dates, and Shannon & The Clams, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, *repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows on the tour. The band also headlines 2019's Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 21.

THE BLACK KEYS ON TOUR

Sep 21 Life Is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV
Sep 23 Pepsi Center* Denver, CO
Sep 24 Sprint Center* Kansas City, MO
Sep 25 Enterprise Center* St. Louis, MO
Sep 27 United Center* Chicago, IL
Sep 28 Target Center* Minneapolis, MN
Sep 30 Quicken Loans Arena* Cleveland, OH
Oct 1 Bridgestone Arena* Nashville, TN
Oct 2 Nationwide Arena* Columbus, OH
Oct 4 Fiserv Forum** Milwaukee, WI
Oct 5 Little Caesars Arena** Detroit, MI
Oct 7 PPG Paints Arena** Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 8 Van Andel Arena** Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 9 Scotiabank Arena** Toronto, ON
Oct 11 TD Garden** Boston, MA
Oct 12 The Anthem** Washington, DC
Oct 14 Wells Fargo Arena** Philadelphia, PA
Oct 15 Barclays Center** Brooklyn, NY
Oct 16 The Anthem** Brooklyn, NY
Nov 5 BB&T Center^ Sunrise, FL
Nov 6 Amway Center^ Orlando, FL
Nov 8 PNC Arena^ Raleigh, NC
Nov 9 State Farm Arena^ Atlanta, GA
Nov 12 Toyota Center^ Houston, TX
Nov 13 Frank Erwin Center^ Austin, TX
Nov 14 Dickies Arena^ Fort Worth, TX
Nov 16 Talking Stick Resort Arena^ Phoenix, AZ
Nov 17 Pechanga Arena^ San Diego, CA
Nov 19 The Forum^ Los Angeles, CA
Nov 20 Chase Center^ San Francisco, CA
Nov 22 Moda Center^ Portland, OR
Nov 23 Tacoma Dome^ Tacoma, WA
Nov 24 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^ Vancouver, BC
     

* with Modest Mouse and *repeat repeat
** with Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson
^ with Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams

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