The Black Keys Announce Australian Tour, Ready to Record Again
The Keys announced that after they hit the U.K. and Europe in February and March next year, the band will head to Australia for seven shows including the Byron Bay Bluesfest where they'll share the stage with Band of Skulls, George Clinton and more.
And while the Black Keys just released 'Turn Blue' -- their eighth full-length LP -- in May, drummer Patrick Carney told Billboard that he and frontman Dan Auerbach are already excited to get back into the studio.
I think if it were up to Dan and I, and we didn't have to consider the fact that we need to complete the full tour circuit, we'd probably be back in the studio in January. I think by the time this record came out we were ready to make another one. We started the band because we wanted to make albums. We wanted to make one record, and then we found out we had to tour. We didn't play our first show 'til after our first record was recorded, so it's always been about making records, and it's been a process in growing to become good performers.
Although the Keys will have a window to record between tour legs in January, Carney pointed out that nothing is written yet. "It's not like we have an idea of what direction we want to go in or anything," he said. "I don't want to go somewhere too pre-planned. We always want to go somewhere different."
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