Over the weekend the Los Angeles natives the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced their newest album Return of the Dream Canteen due out October 14th on Warner Records. The announcement came mid-performance at Denver’s Empower Field kicking off their current tour!
This will be the band’s second album dropped this year, with Unlimited Love hitting platinum-record sales. Both records were produced by Rick Rubin.
“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.
Photo by Clara Balzary
Currently, on tour, Red Hot Chili Peppers is due to hit California with a hometown performance at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, then to Chicago, Toronto, and more. Joining RHCP on tour for select dates is a stellar line-up of talent including HAIM, Beck, Thundercat, The Strokes, King Princess, St. Vincent and Post Malone. Although this stadium tour does end mid-September, the legacy band is due to headline at select festivals this Fall including ACL!
Pre-save the new album here.
Check out touring dates here.
By Mercedes Romana