The Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Surprise Album

Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert in 2017
Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert in 2017. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (8870015al)

The latest bit of news from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is coming in red hot. 

Just three months after releasing their twelfth studio album, the band has announced that another is on the way. Unlimited Love hit shelves this past April, marking the return of guitarist John Frusciante, who originally joined the group in 1988, but left in 2009 before coming back a decade later. 

Earlier this year, the band spoke of a “loose plan” to release another album in the immediate future, and it seems as though it is coming to fruition. 

Return Of The Dream Canteen is scheduled to drop on October 14 and it will once again be helmed by Rick Rubin who was in charge of Unlimited Love. 

“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,” the band said in a statement. “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.”

The Grammy winners have described Return Of The Dream Canteen as “everything we are and ever dreamed of being.”

We can’t wait to hear it.