After nearly a decade-long break, Yeah Yeah Yeahs return with a new album, label, and tour dates

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      It continues to be a good year for the acts that spearheaded the new millenium rawk revolution. Jack White—who launched the whole back-to-basics movement with the White Stripes—released his fourth solo studio outing Fear the Dawn in April, with a followup (Entering Heaven Alive) due this July. This morning brings news that, nearly a decade after its last full-length Mosquito, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a new album landing in record stores this fall.

      As yet untitled, the record will see the trio of singer Karen O, guitarist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase move to much-respected indie heavyweight Secretly Canadian.

      Clearly recharged after the long hiatus between albums, not to mention the break from playing live thanks to COVID-19, Yeah Yeah Yeahs also return to touring this year with a string of shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including gigs at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 6, and the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York on October 1. Supporting the group will be next-generation guitar heroes the Linda Lindas and Japanese Breakfast.

      “It’s with true life affirming pleasure to announce our two headline shows in our two hometowns NYC AND L.A. supported by two wildly gifted bands Japanese Breakfast and the Linda Lindas at the Hollywood Bowl, with The Linda Lindas supporting in Forest Hills and our other support TBA soon,” Karen O said in a statement announcing the news. “Representin’ a few generations yo! Cannot wait to see you there! New music! New Era! And New Home with Secretly Canadian ! Much to celebrate!”

      Need more reason to be excited about the return of one of the greatest new-millenium guitar bands not named the White Stripes? Watch the band’s new teaser below.