President Barack Obama extended an invitation to the Black Keys to come and perform at the White House on Wednesday (July 1st). The president posted on his Twitter account that he was listening to the Keys’ “Lonely Boy” and Outkast‘s “Liberation” when asked during an “Ask POTUS” session what his current favorite songs were. The Black Keys tweeted him back, asking if they could use Air Force One for their upcoming gigs. Obama responded, “It’s not mine; just a loaner. Maybe you can come play at the White House sometime instead?”
The Keys have yet to respond in public to the offer, although they did retweet the president’s response.
The gig needs to happen between now and January 2017, when Obama vacates the White House at the end of his second term.
The Black Keys recently returned to the road after an unplanned four-month hiatus due to drummer Patrick Carney‘s January shoulder injury.
They’re set to appear at several festivals over the summer, including the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 8th.
The debut album from frontman Dan Auerbach‘s new side band The Arcs, titled Yours, Dreamily, will arrive on September 4th.