Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off the week with a surprise announcement that their second new album of the year is on the way soon.
The upcoming release ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is due out on 14 October 2022.
The follow-up to their recent 12th album ‘Unlimited Love’ will also be produced by Rick Rubin and feature the classic band line-up of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and John Frusciante.
The rockers took to social media to share an official statement: “We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining. With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed. Made with the blood of our hearts, yours truly, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
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The band first broke the news that another new album was on the way when they played Denver’s Empower Field as part of the North American leg of their tour.
They’ve also recently confirmed a six-date Australian stadium tour in 2023 with Post Malone.
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