Contributed by watwereallabout1, Posted by Hellcat

Rancid have posted the first update in some time on the status of their long-awaited full length. While a formal release date has yet to be confirmed, the band is aiming for a Spring release:

Our good friend and producer Brett Gurewitz has finished mixing our new record set to release around spring of this year. We've all been working real hard along side Brett on this record and we are all real proud of how its turning out. As it's release comes nearer we will get you more details on everything we've been working on.

We will also be hitting the road hard this year. As you may have heard we've confirmed a 2 month North American Tour with Rise Against. This will be a great opportunity to play you some of our new songs live in addition to a mix of songs spanning the entire history of Rancid. We like to play a new set every night to keep it fresh and interesting for all of us! We like to do a little something from every Rancid record giving every night a unique show from the one before.

The band's last studio album was 2003's Indestructible. In the interim, they released B Sides and C Sides, The Music Videos: 1993-2003 DVD and Tim Armstrong's solo album, A Poet's Life.