have announced their return from a year-long hiatus, with plans to revive their live show as headliners at Lollapalooza, alongside artists including Jane's Addiction
, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
and Flaming Lips
The group announced their short break in early 2010, in which the singer Brandon Flowers
released a solo album, Flamingo
. Despite the hiatus, the group also released their fifth Christmas single, Boots
, in support of the AIDs charity Product Red.
Following the festival, Flowers has confirmed they will begin their forth studio album, the first full-length release since Day & Age
. The last whisper of a new recording was in December, when Flowers told a Canadian newspaper Everybody's keeping pretty busy, but we're going to reconvene in May to get together and start writing.
makes it's foreign debut this year in Santiago, Chile, on April 2nd. The annual festival, founded by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell
, was previously held in Chicago's Grant Park.
Thanks to NME
and The Globe and Mail
for the report.