From the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club mailing list, info about the upcoming album is quoted below. Check their website for more details, and info about the new live DVD.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is set to release their fifth studio album,Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, on March 8th (UK/Europe/Japan/Australia et al), March 9th (US/Canada) and March 16th (Germay). This release signifis the band’s first full-length on their own Abstract Dragon label, in partnership with Vagrant Records and Co-Op Music Group. The band wrote and recorded most of the album at The Basement Studio in Philadelphia, PA – the same room where they wrote and recorded “Howl” as well as some work in their hometown Los Angeles. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo also marks the first album with drummer Leah Shapiro.
The trio is primed to embark on a North American headline tour upon release, kicking off February 26 in Sacramento and culminating at New York City’s Webster Hall on April 8. Pre-sale for all shows will start Wednesday, December 2 including a show at Slim’s in their original hometown of San Francisco, CA on release day.
Immediately following the end of the US dates, the band will head across the pond for a string of shows in the UK and Europe. Most shows go on sale 4.12.09 unless otherwise noted below.
[EDIT: Although I’d originally echoed the tour dates from the band’s web page here it seems some dates may have changed. Check out the band website, linked above, for dates near you.]