The Black Keys to play the Pavilion

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Blues-rock duo the Black Keys have announced plans for a tour this summer with support from The Morning Benders. The indie rock favorites are set to come through Massachusetts on Saturday, July 31 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Live Nation for $30.

The tour coincides with the release of the band’s brand new album Brothers, which was just released earlier this week. The Danger Mouse-produced lead off single, “Tighten Up”, is currently streaming on the band’s MySpace. In addition, Brothers features a cover of the Jerry Butler classic, “Never Gonna Give You Up”.

The new album comes off the heels of three solo releases by the two band members; singer/guitarist’s first solo album Keep it Hid and drummer Patrick Carney’s band, Drummer. In addition, the band released Blakroc, a collaboration between The Black Keys and a number of renowned MCs such as RZA, Mos Def, Q-Tip and Raekwon.

Co-production duties for Brothers were handled by Mark Neill and mixing done by Tchad Blake. In regards to the sound of the album and Blake’s contribution, Carney said in a press release, “We are big fans of Tchad Blake. The way he approaches mixing is the same way we approach making music. Respecting the past while being in the present. The mixes he did for us on Blakroc impressed us so much we knew he had to mix Brothers.”

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