Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Feb 3rd 2010 8:36PM by Benjy Eisen
"We'd love to have the second album out within a year of the first album," White told NME Radio last fall. "Not to just do it as fast as possible and whip it out there -- it has to be something we're really inspired about."
Looks like the little supergroup -- which, in addition to White, features Alison Mosshart (the Kills), "Little Jack" Lawrence (Raconteurs) and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) -- found the inspiration they had hoped for. In his interview with Triple J, White said that the follow-up to 'Horehound' will be "bluesier and heavier." He also revealed that he'll take over vocal duties from Mosshart for the first single, "Blue Blood Blues." While White plays guitar in his other projects (White Stripes, Raconteurs), in Dead Weather he sits behind the drum kit.
In anticipation of their new album, or perhaps just because they really are that inspired by playing together, Dead Weather have announced new North American dates this spring, kicking off with a show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on April 15. In addition to their own headlining gigs, Dead Weather will rock the polo fields in Indio, Calif. for Coachella on April 17 and the fairgrounds in New Orleans for Jazz Fest on May 2. Inevitably, more dates will follow.