The band will enter the recording studio later this month to work on the follow-up to 2011's El Camino, but don't plan on releasing the record until later in the year.
"We're going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we're hoping to have it done by some time in March," guitarist Dan Auerbach told Mojo.
"Then we have a couple of weeks of touring, then we're going to take the summer off, which we haven't done for a while. The record isn't written yet, we'll do it when we get into the studio.
"This is when we both work best, when we're dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we're there."
The Black Keys' seventh studio album El Camino became their most popular to date, peaking at number two on the US Billboard 200 and six in the UK.
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