Yes, you read that right. Just months after the release of Unlimited Love, Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their new album, Return of the Dream Canteen. The Rick Rubin produced record is expected to drop October 14th via Warner.
“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,” the band said in a statement. “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.”
Pre-order the new album here.
This past Saturday (July 23rd) the Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off their North American tour in Denver. The trek continues into October and features support from HAIM, Beck, The Strokes, St. Vincent, and Thundercat. See all of their dates here.