Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to release their second album of 2022, “Return Of The Dream Canteen.” The album will be out on October 14 and the LP will arrive just six months after the release of “Unlimited Love”.
Similar to “Unlimited Love”, “Return Of The Dream Canteen” was produced by Rick Rubin, who also helmed past Red Hot Chili Peppers albums such as 1991’s “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” and 1999’s “Californication”.
Red Hot Chili Peppers issues official statement
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis announced “Return Of The Dream Canteen” from the stage at a sold-out concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado Saturday night, July 23.
The California-based band said in a statement: “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.”
The band continued: “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.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers added: “‘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 .”
It has been noted that “Return Of The Dream Canteen” marks the second album of the band since the return of guitarist John Frusciante, who rejoined the band in late 2019. Pre-orders for “Return Of The Dream Canteen” have begun via the Red Hot Chili Peppers web site. It’s available on double vinyl, CD, cassette or digital download.