Yeah Yeah Yeahs to release album early due to leak

'It's Blitz!' is now out next week

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced that they are pushing up the release date of their highly anticipated forthcoming album.

'It's Blitz!' is set to be released digitally in the US on March 10 and in other parts of the world on March 9.

The physical album will hit US stores on March 31 and the rest of the world on April 6.

The album, which was produced by he band's long-term producer Dave Sitek as well as Nick Launay (who's producing The Cribs' new album), was originally set to be released April 13 in the UK and a day later in the US, but the online leak of the album caused the band to release it more than a month early.

In a blog posting on Yeahyeahyeahs.com, the band wrote: "The cat's out of the bag after IT'S BLITZ! escaped from our clutches into the big bad world last week. Why should some have and some have-not?

"YYYs have been brimming with nervous excitement in anticipation of releasing this record to the world! Leaks are NO FUN but it's out of our hands."

The band are set to embark on a UK and European tour in support of the new album immediately following their appearance at California's Coachella Festival on April 19.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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