The Black Keys announce Hartford concert

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The Black Keys have revealed plans to take a break from working on their eighth studio album and return to the road for a limited run of summer shows, including one stop in New England. The alt-rockers will swing through Connecticut for a performance at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford on Tuesday, July 9. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $29.50 to $55, are now on sale through Live Nation. Opening the show will be special guests The Joy Formidable.

Earlier this year, Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) revealed they had begun work on the follow-up to 2011’s El Camino. The duo plan to team up with frequent collaborator Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton on the new album, though no further information has been released.

“We’re basically going to make this record more like we made Brothers, where we had some help from Brian but we did a lot of it on our own,” explained Carney in an interview with MTV News earlier this year. “We’re just going to play it by ear and when we do need help, we’ll ask for Brian to come in and help us out. He’s kind of our guy.”

El Camino, The Black Keys’ seventh studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Brothers, won the award for Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards earlier this year. They also won Grammys for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song with “Lonely Boy”. The album also produced hit singles “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Little Black Submarines”.

Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable will be promoting their new album, Wolf’s Law.

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