Black Keys

Patrick Carney of alternative rock duo the Black Keys says he hopes the band will head back into the studio as soon as this January to start working on a follow-up to the band’s current album, Turn Blue, but he and band mate Dan Auerbach are too busy touring to even think about new music right now.

“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,” the drummer told Billboard.

Carney added that he and Auerbach, more than anything, love recording. They actually created the Black Keys to make records, not play live.

“We started the band because we wanted to make albums,” he explained. “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.”

The Black Keys will be on the road again this fall, playing 48 shows from Sept. 5 through Dec. 21. Then, the guys will have a little downtime before kicking off a European tour in February of 2015.

For a list of the Black Keys’ upcoming tour dates, visit the band’s official website.