Twenty years after they formed, Californian punk rockers Rancid are set to record their eighth studio album later this year.
The news was announced on Rancid’s Facebook page, the new album marking the band’s follow-up to their 2009 album Let The Dominoes Fall.
The Facebook post read, “We are really excited about doing a small run of shows later this summer with our friends Blink 182, August 25 through Sept 4th, and immediately after those shows Rancid will be headlining 4 shows on the West Coast. Rancid has been taking an extended break for the last 18 months, and we thought that these shows would help us to get our chops up before going into the studio with Brett Gurewitz to record our eighth album in September. It’s always good for us to go out and play some shows, just to get us ready before going into the studio, and that helps bring that live energy to tape.”
They went on with, “We’ll keep everyone posted with any new developments. 2012 will be a big year for us, because it’s our 20th Anniversary, so we’re definitely going to do our own tour all over the world.”
Good for you, Rancid. Gurewitz was also the producer behind Let The Dominoes Fall.