Proto-punk legends the New York Dolls are set to reunite with Todd Rundgren, the producer of their 1973 debut album, New York Dolls, for the recording of their new album. The album will be the follow-up to 2006’s One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This. Sessions are set to begin in January. No title has been revealed for the new album which will be released by Atco Records together with Warner Bros. The band will do a world tour in support of the album.

The current version of the New York Dolls contains only two of the members from the bands glory days in the 70s, singer David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain. The rest of the original members (guitarist Johnny Thunders, bassist Arthur Kane, original drummer Billy Murcia and his replacement Jerry Nolan) are deceased. Their places are taken by guitarist Steve Conte, bassist Sami Yaffa (formerly of Hanoi Rocks), drummer Brian Delaney and the recently added keyboardist Brian Koonin. Since their reformation at the Meltdown Festival in 2004 (shortly before Kane’s death) the band released one studio album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This in 2006. 2008 saw the release of the live album Live at the Fillmore East.

Via Pitchfork

New York Dolls:

11.22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
12.03 – Madrid, Spain – Heineken Venue
12.04 – Santiago De Compostela, Spain – Sala Capitol
12.05 – Baracaldo, Spain – Rockstar Live
12.06 – Zaragoza, Spain – Oasis
12.11 – Osaka, Japan – Magma Festival
12.12 – Osaka, Japan – Magma Festival
12.20 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
12.27 – New York, NY – Fillmore East

– Johan A.