Red Hot Chili Peppers Surprise with New Album Announcement

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Return of the Dream CanteenIn a surprise announcement, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed a follow-up album to Unlimited Love, which they released in April. Return of the Dream Canteen is a second double album produced by Rick Rubin that will be dropping on October 14th.

The album will again feature the band’s classic lineup of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, drummer Chad Smith, bassist Flea, and guitarist John Frusciante. The music seems to have come from the same writing sessions or period as Unlimited Love, according to a statement from the band.

“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 waistband 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.”

Flea helped to break the news with Kiedis in Denver during the first night of their new leg of tour dates. During their banter they also revealed the first single, “Tippa My Tongue,” would be released soon.

We’ll keep you updated with more details as they become available.

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