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The Black Keys Release Rehearsal Footage Ahead of Their Biggest Tour in Years [WATCH]



The Black Keys are back! After not  playing a full show since 2015,  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will hit the road this fall with a full tour  in support of their new album Let’s RockThe tour includes two nights at DC’s The Anthem with Modest Mouse.  Night 1 (Oct 12) is sold out … but a few tickets remain for Night 2 (Oct. 16)


The band recently played a short warm up set in Nashville exclusively for members of their fan club... and now footage from the show has been released … offering a glimpse as to what we can expect this fall. 


The duo has added touring members Andrew Gabbard and Delicate Steve on guitar, and Zachary Gabbard on bass.


The video features a full take of the new single “Go,” a fast singalong that recalls the band’s El Camino anthems. The highlight? An out-of-control solo by Dan Auerbach that ends when drummer Patrick Carney breaks the tempo in half.


Check it out below:


The Black Keys - Go ["Let's Rock" Tour Rehearsals]




Earlier this year, Dan Auerbach talked to Rolling Stone about returning after their hiatus:


“It’s this magic that happens with Pat and I.   It was the same thing that happened when we were 16 and started playing, and magically, it just sounds like music. It was really awesome, having the break and then coming back and just playing with Pat again. It felt great.”


Patrick Carney added:


“We didn’t think about the context of the state of music in 2019… It’s very complex and freaks me out. Are the charts important? No. Is making music with Dan important? Yes.”