The Black Keys Debut Trailer for "Mastercourse" via Funny Or Die

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Janice Headley
photo by Alysse Gafkjen

"We wrote 'Let's Rock' to prove we're better people than everybody else... not just musically."

The Akron, Ohio duo The Black Keys share a trailer for their fictitious “MasterCourse” on songwriting, a spoof of the MasterClass online education series you may have seen ads for before watching a YouTube video. In this clip, guitarist Dan Auerbach confesses to writing lyrics in a dream journal, while "frontman" Patrick Carney declares his love for the interesting time signature of 4/7. 

The guys are about to set off on tour in support of their ninth studio album “Let’s Rock,” which came out 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. It's their first new release since 2014's Turn Blue. Check out tour dates and their “MasterCourse” trailer below.

The Black Keys Tour Dates: 
Sep 21 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life Is Beautiful+
Sep 23 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*
Sep 24 /// Kansas City, MO /// Sprint Center*
Sep 25 /// St. Louis, MO /// Enterprise Center*
Sep 27 /// Chicago, IL /// United Center*
Sep 28 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Target Center*
Sep 30 /// Cleveland, OH /// Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*
Oct 01 /// Nashville, TN /// Bridgestone Arena*
Oct 02 /// Columbus, OH /// Nationwide Arena*
Oct 04 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Fiserv Forum#
Oct 05 /// Detroit, MI /// Little Caesars Arena#
Oct 07 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// PPG Paints Arena#
Oct 08 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Van Andel Arena#
Oct 09 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena#
Oct 11 /// Boston, MA /// TD Garden#
Oct 12 /// Washington, DC /// The Anthem#
Oct 14 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Wells Fargo Arena#
Oct 15 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Barclays Center#
Oct 16 /// Washington, DC /// The Anthem%
Nov 05 /// Sunrise, FL /// BB&T Center^
Nov 06 /// Orlando, FL /// Amway Center^
Nov 08 /// Raleigh, NC /// PNC Arena^
Nov 09 /// Atlanta, GA /// State Farm Arena^
Nov 12 /// Houston, TX /// Toyota Center^
Nov 13 /// Austin, TX /// Frank Erwin Center^
Nov 14 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Dickies Arena^
Nov 16 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Talking Stick Resort Arena^
Nov 17 /// San Diego, CA /// Pechanga Arena^
Nov 19 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum^
Nov 20 /// San Francisco, CA /// Chase Center^
Nov 22 /// Portland, OR /// Moda Center^
Nov 23 /// Tacoma, WA /// Tacoma Dome^
Nov 24 /// Vancouver, BC /// Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^

+Festival Date 
*w/ Modest Mouse and *repeat repeat
w/ Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson
^ w/ Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams

% w/ Modest Mouse and Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

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