Continuing an unbelievable journey in 2022 highlighted by unbridled creativity, unforgettable shows, and uncontainable shared energy, Red Hot Chili Peppers reveal their second full-length studio album of the year, Return of the Dream Canteen, available in stores and on all streaming platforms via Warner Records today. Listen to Return of the Dream Canteen HERE.
Return of the Dream Canteen blossomed during the same sessions that yielded the group’s chart topper Unlimited Love—which landed at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart back in April. It not only marked their second #1 career bow on the chart, but it also remains the biggest rock album of the year. This stands out as the first time the group has released two albums back-to-back in the same year.
For these 17 tracks, the band collaborated with longtime producer and creative confidant Rick Rubin. Together, the musicians tapped into the power of their union once more, translating communal inspiration into bursts of inter-dimensional instrumentation, primal rhythms, and thoughtful lyrical provocations. As such, the LP kaleidoscopically projects the spirit of these four individuals in the form of one glorious collective that’s as vibrant, visceral, and vital as ever. Leaning on an endless and enduring brotherhood independent of all boundaries, it’s simply Red Hot Chili Peppers…
The band will headline Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX for their final show of 2022 on this Sunday, October 16. Following the biggest tour in their history to date, it serves as their last live appearance this year. Meanwhile, the stadium tour continues in January 2023 across New Zealand and Australia.
Last month, they set the stage for Return of the Dream Canteen with “Eddie.” Beyond amassing millions of streams, it instantly incited critical applause. The New York Times hailed it as “the sound of a band in a room, still pushing one another,” and Billboard praised the “classically snaky John Frusciante guitar line and tasty, jazzy Flea bass snap.” Meanwhile,Rolling Stone summed it up as “anthemic.”