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The Black Keys cause small-town chaos in sketch promoting upcoming tour

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The Black Keys have a small town up in arms in a new sketch promoting the duo’s just-announced Dropout Boogie tour.

The video presents a fake newscast from real-life Ohio village Chagrin Falls showing rock n’ roll-hating parents who are outraged that The Black Keys are bringing their evil music on the road. One particularly angry citizen creates a group called Dads Interested in Choosing our Kids Songs, the acronym for which is, well, you can figure it out.

That same dad also accuses the Chagrin Falls mayor of sleeping with his wife on their wedding night while listening to The Black Keys. “She wasn’t ‘Howlin’ for You’ that night!’ the mayor responds.

“We’ve been seeing a lot of negative feedback from concerned parents about The Black Keys Dropout Boogie tour coming to their town,” the band writes alongside the video. “We’ve decided to hold a Town Hall Q&A to address these concerns — standby for updates.”

The Dropout Boogie tour, which was announced earlier this week, launches in July. Band of Horses will provide support.

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