What a time to be an RHCP fan!
After the long-awaited release of their first album with John Frusciante back in the band, Unlimited Love (April 1st), Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced another album is going to hit shelves later this year.
"Return of the Dream Canteen" is set for release on October 14th, packed with 17 tracks from the California band, making it the second album of theirs to release in 2022.
The band welcomed fan favourite guitarist John Frusciante back into the fold in 2019, and with Covid-19 impacting their initial plans, the band found that they had more time to write new material.
RHCP kicked off their American leg of their Unlimted Love world tour over the weekend, having just completed their spell of gigs in Europe stopping off at Dublin's Marlay Park on June 29th.
The band played in Denver, where they announced the news to fans that a new album is coming this year.
Album announcement a few minutes ago at tonight's show!
New single coming soon: "Tippa My Tongue"
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— RHCP Live Archive (@rhcplivearchive) July 24, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers said they had more songs "that they knew what to do with" after finishing Unlimted Love, so now a double album is on its way!
"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 slipstream 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."
According to reports, a new single is set to release this week on Friday, titled "Tippa My Tongue" with fans already putting their minds to work and receiving the full album tracklist.
1. Tippa My Tongue
2. Peace and Love
3. Never Forget You
4 The Great Divide
5. Ready or Not
6. Looking for a Star
7. No More Cloudy Days
8. Better Than Forever
10. Shoot Me a Smile
12. The Drummer
13. Bag of Grins
14. Floating in Space
15. Caught in the Undertow
16. A Little Less Sixteen Candles
17. Red Light Special
— RHCP Stuff (@RHCPStuff) July 24, 2022
Return of the Dream Canteen is out on October 14th and is available to pre-order now on vinyl, CD and cassette.