After announcing that a new single would premiere on Monday, rock musicians The Black Keys have confirmed their new studio album via an odd and creepy YouTube video that was posted on Mike Tyson’s Twitter account, of all people. Regardless of the weird fashion in which the world found out, we’re pleased to announce that The Black Keys new album is called Turn Blue, and it’s due out very soon on May 13. The new disc is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 monster LP, El Camino. The album hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and garnered the band three Grammy Awards- Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Lonely Boy” and Best Rock Album for El Camino. In 2012, the band released a six-song EP of live studio recordings from December 2011. The songs were recorded from practice session in preparation for their 2011-2012 tour. The 6-song EP, titled Tour Rehearsal Tapes, featured four songs the multi-platinum El Camino, and two songs from their 2010 Grammy Award-winning album Brothers.The band is set to premiere the first single off the record, “Fever”, on Monday, March 24. The Black Keys will begin supporting the album on May 16 as they begin a worldwide summer festival tour.
The Black Keys have been monsters of rock over the last few years. Their 2010 album, Brothers, was certified platinum and garnered the band three Grammy Awards. The follow-up, El Camino, hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2012. At the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the Keys were joined on-stage by actor Johnny Depp for a version of “Gold On The Ceiling” after he accepted his MTV Generation Award from Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. In addition to their tour, the band played Firefly Music Festival, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Global Festival in New York. This past January, the band played a special Super Bowl XLVII show at the legendary Roseland Ballroom in New York. This summer, The Black Keys will be hitting the festival circuit starting on May 16 at the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama. From there, they’ll head overseas for appearances at Open Air Festival (Switzerland), Rock In Roma (Italy), and many more. – by Matt Bishop (Twitter.com/The_MattBishop)