It looks like The Black Keys’ 2013 will go a lot like The Black Keys’ 2012, 2011, and 2010. As drummer Patrick Carney recently revealed to KROQ, the band plans to release their third album in four years early next year, which they’ll support with tour dates in the spring and fall.
As Carney explained:
Were going to start making a new album in January and were going to tour a little more in the spring. Our plan is to have the new album done by the end of spring or earlier, then hopefully take a few months off to do normal things like go to bed early and wake up early, walk the dog, that kind of stuff. Then well probably be back on the road starting next fall.
I talked to him [Danger Mouse, aka Brian Burton] on the phone a couple weeks ago to see what his schedule is like, Carney said. If we ever work with a producer, its always going to be him. Weve been working with him since 2007, since Attack & Release, and were all really good friends. But hes also really busy, producing so many records lately, so hopefully he has time. Hes producing U2’s record that takes priority over us! [Laughs.]”