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The Black Keys to perform during boxing match featuring Jake Paul

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The Black Keys are performing during the 2021 Triller Fight Club, an upcoming concert event leading up to a boxing match between YouTuber Jake Paul and former MMA fighter Ben Askren.

The four-hour, pay-per-view spectacle will also feature performances by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo and Major Lazer, plus a new rap super group featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40.

Emmy-winning filmmaker Bert Marcus, who’s directing the special, promises that it will “be unlike anything anyone has seen.”

“Think Stranger Things meets [Quentin] Tarantino,” he says.

As for how The Black Keys fit into all this, frontman Dan Auerbach is a big boxing fan, and has recorded several boxing-themed songs with his side project, The Arcs.

The 2021 Fight Club airs April 17. For more info, visit TrillerFightClub.com.

By Josh Johnson
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