We’ve already reported that The Black Keys aimed to get another album out by the end of 2013, but now we have something more concrete to share: they are entering the studio this week, aiming to finish by March so that they may release the album before the end of this year.
Guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach told Mojo “We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by some time in March. Then we have a couple of weeks of touring, then we’re going to take the summer off, which we haven’t done for a while. The record isn’t written yet, we’ll do it when we get into the studio. This is when we both work best, when we’re dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we’re there.”
This album will be their first release since 2011’s El Camino. They’ve also added a small tour with The Flaming Lips, with dates as follows:
4/28 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
5/2 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/3 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena