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Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal Release Plans For 2022 Second Album

It wasn’t until last April that the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their twelfth studio album – Unlimited love – yet they are already preparing to release its successor, The return of the dream canteenthis October.

They made the announcement during last night’s (July 23) performance at Denver’s Empower Field (as part of their current North American and European stadium tour), specifying that it is set to drop October 14 via Warner Records.

Naturally, The return of the dream canteen will be another double album, and will even see the return of revered producer Rick Rubin.

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About the speed of execution, the quartet explains:

We went in search of ourselves as the band we’ve always been. Just for fun, we jammed and learned some old songs. Soon after, we started the mysterious process of creating new songs. A nice chemical interference that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that flow of sound and vision, we kept mining. With time transformed into an elastic waistband of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It was like a dream. In the end, our sluggish love for each other and the magic of the music had given us more songs than we knew what to do with. Well, we got it. 2 double albums released in quick succession. The second is easily as significant as the first or should it be reversed. “Return of the Dream Canteen” is everything we are and have always dreamed of being. It’s packed.

While this announcement may seem like a complete surprise, they actually hinted at it back in February.

Specifically, frontman Anthony Kiedis remarked, “We’re going to release music in handfuls. Literally. Don’t be surprised if another wheelbarrow of songs comes your way in the near future. Additionally, guitarist John Frusciante (who returned to RHCP in 2019 after a ten-year absence) said the new tracks will have “a relaxed energy that stands out from the intensity of [Unlimited Love].”

Given their enthusiasm for the project – as well as the significant amount of positive press that Unlimited love received – it is fair to expect that The return of the dream canteen will be just as enjoyable.

In the meantime, you can still catch RHCP on their current tour. Get your tickets here.

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