Lucero in Austin in October (more by Tim Griffin)

As mentioned, Lucero are celebrating New Year's Eve in Boston, but they'll be at Brooklyn Bowl on 12/30 the night before. Limited tickets will be available at the door (and it's possible some are still available on their presale page). Both of those shows and a few others around the same time are with Lionize.

The night after they play the Brooklyn venue, Deer Tick will play Brooklyn Bowl on what is actually New Year's Eve (12/31). Tickets are still available and also available is a combo package that allows you entry to see the Deer Tick show and the Lucero show too.

Lucero recently finished up in the studio, where they were recording their next album, which will be the followup to 2009's 1372 Overton Park. Guitarist Brian Venable spoke to AMP about the new album:

It's been two years since 1372. We're continuing... not necessarily a Memphis soul... but we've got the horns on there again, we've got the pedal steel, you know. It's what we wanted to start with 1372, the obvious direction for us. We kind of joke about it being a "country soul" record, kind of like DELANEY AND BONNIE. There's a lot of that like, FACES, BOB SEGER... You hear about those traveling road shows in the '70s where it would be ERIC CLAPTON, DELANEY AND BONNIE, JOHN LEE HOOKER, and KING CURTIS, you know, just complete mash ups. We've got some rockers, we've got a lot of mid-tempo stuff, but I feel like it's a very mature record. We pretty much just wrote this record, there weren't any extra songs really. We took two or three months off in the spring and just wrote a record. We have a practice space with a recording studio upstairs. We would spend a week downstairs working up stuff and then the next week we would move everything up stairs and put it all down on tape. We'd find out what needed to be changed, we'd go downstairs, work stuff out again, and then bring it back upstairs. Going into the actual studio, the record was fairly realized, which was awesome.

They've said that the new record will be called Women & Work because "most of your life is based around women and work." The album is due in March via ATO.

They also recently announced a two-month long tour for 2012 in support of the album which includes dates with Built to Spill, J Roddy Walston & The Business (who opens for Deer Tick on New Year's Eve), William Elliot Whitmore, and others. That tour brings them to NYC on April 20 at Webster Hall with J Roddy Walston & The Business. Tickets for the whole tour are on presale now. Tickets for Webster Hall go on sale via Ticketmaster on January 13 with an AmEx presale starting on January 11.

All dates and a song that Rick and Todd from Lucero wrote and recorded with members of The Aggrolites and Larry & His Flask at Warped Tour below...

"Thyme" by members of Lucero, The Aggrolites, Larry & His Flask

Lucero -- 2011/12 Tour Dates
Wed-Dec-21 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room w/ Amy Lavere
Thu-Dec-22 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall w/ Amy Lavere
Tue-Dec-27 Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy's w/ Lionize
Wed-Dec-28 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Lionize
Thu-Dec-29 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Drive-By Truckers
Fri-Dec-30 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Lionize
Sat-Dec-31 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Lionize, Movers & Shakers
Thu-Feb-23, Hot Springs, AR @ Maxines w/ Adam Faucett & the Tall Grass
Fri-Feb-24, Fayetteville, AR @ Georges Majestic w/ TBA
Sat-Feb-25, Fayetteville, AR @ Georges Majestic w/ TBA
Thu-Mar-01, Girdwood, AK @ Alyeska Resort
Fri-Mar-02, Girdwood, AK @ Alyeska Resort
Sat-Mar-03, Girdwood, AK @ Alyeska Resort
Fri-Mar-09, Louisville, KY @ Headliners w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Sat-Mar-10, Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Sun-Mar-11, New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Mon-Mar-12, Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds w/ Built to Spill & Dinosaur Feathers
Wed-Mar-14, Dallas, TX @Trees w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Mon-Mar-19, Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ TBA
Tue-Mar-20, San Diego, CA @ Belly Up w/ TBA
Wed-Mar-21, Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box w/ TBA
Fri-Mar-23, San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore w/ TBA
Sat-Mar-24, Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ TBA
Sun-Mar-25, Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ TBA
Wed-Mar-28, Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Larry & His Flask
Thu-Mar-29, Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie w/ Larry & His Flask
Fri-Mar-30, Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Larry & His Flask
Sat-Mar-31, Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Larry & His Flask
Sun-Apr-01, Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep w/ Larry & His Flask
Tue-Apr-03, Rock Island, IL @ Ribco w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Wed-Apr-04, Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Thu-Apr-05, Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Fri-Apr-06, Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Sat-Apr-07, Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Mon-Apr-09, Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Wed-Apr-11, Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Thu-Apr-12, Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Fri-Apr-13, Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ William Elliot Whitmore
Sat-Apr-14, Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Sun-Apr-15, Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Wed-Apr-18, Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Fri-Apr-20, New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Sat-Apr-21, Providence, RI @ Met Cafe w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Tue-Apr-24, Harrisburg, PA @ Abbey Bar Appalachian Brewing Company w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Wed-Apr-25, Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ TBA
Thu-Apr-26, Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Fri-Apr-27, Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Sat-Apr-28, Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ J. Roddy Walston & The Business

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