WATCH: The Black Keys Share Rebellious Video For “Wild Child” Off New Album ‘Dropout Boogie’

Those of you out there with a fondness for the number 11 and also are fans of The Black Keys are going to love this. 

The Black Keys will release on May 13 their 11th studio album, Dropout Boogie, their first album of originals since 2019’s Let’s Rock, following on the heels of 2021’s album of 11 cover songs, Delta Kream. The album comes out one day before the 20-year anniversary of the release of The Black Keys’ debut album, The Big Come Up.

A press release issued by the band says Dropout Boogie contains collaborations with Greg Cartwright, Billy Gibbons, and Angelo Petralgia.

The Black Keys begin their 32-show (if they would have stayed on the No. 11 theme they should add a 33rd date) North American Dropout Boogie Tour on July 9 in Las Vegas.

The band already dropped the first single from the album, “Wild Child,” and a video, directed by longtime collaborator Bryan Scham, to go along with it. 

The “Wild Child” video is reminiscent of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” short, a staple of mid-1980s MTV.

In it, teachers are seen talking inside a teacher’s lounge with one educator discussing finding a pint of whiskey in a passed-out student’s bag while another proclaims, “I used to drink that … when I was 12,” before a third teacher grabs the plastic bottle and pours some brown-wow into his coffee.

The teachers then turn their sights on Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, who play “the new hires,” and the real-life Ohio due gets a good razzing from the debaucherous group.

“Don’t you know in the real world you have to be responsible at your job?” one of the teachers asks while pouring even more whiskey into his coffee mug. Another looks Auerbach and Carney up and down and proclaims, “You all look like little bitches.”

Watch the “Wild Child” video on YouTube:

The Black Keys Dropout Boogie Tour

July 9: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena

July 11: Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

July 13: Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

July 15: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

July 16: Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center

July 17: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park

July 20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 22: Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

July 23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

July 25: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 27: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

July 29: Boston, MA – Xfinity Center

July 30: Philadelphia, PA – Waterfront Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)

Aug. 24: West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Aug. 25: Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Aug. 27: Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Aug. 28: Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre

Aug. 30: Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium

Sept. 1: Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sept. 3: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

Sept. 6: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

Sept. 7: Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

Sept. 9: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

Oct. 2: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Oct. 3: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Oct. 5: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Oct. 8: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

Oct. 10: Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Oct. 13: Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Oct. 15: Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Oct. 17: Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX

Oct. 18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

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