Pink Scorching Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis introduced the band’s second studio album of 2022, Return of the Dream Canteen, from the stage at a sold-out Empower Subject at Mile Excessive present on Saturday evening.
The brand new album, due Oct. 14, might be produced by Rick Rubin, who additionally produced the band’s platinum-selling Limitless Love in April, in addition to previous traditional Pink Scorching Chili Peppers albums comparable to 1991’s Blood Sugar Intercourse Magik and 1999’s Californication.
“We now have a model new double album stacked to the brim,” bassist Flea mentioned from the stage, 40 minutes into the tour’s wet opening present, including that the primary single might be referred to as “Tippa My Tongue.” “It’s f–king excellent news, man.
The Chili Peppers have had a powerful business yr: In April, Limitless Love hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 97,500 album equal models moved.
Marking the band’s first LP to prime the itemizing since Stadium Arcadium in 2006. Lead single “Black Summer season” additionally reached the Billboard Scorching 100, peaking at No. 78, and topped Billboard‘s Different Airplay itemizing for 4 weeks, marking their document 14th No. 1 on that chart.
In the meantime, the band is on its first-ever stadium tour, which incorporates Empower Subject, and drew 50,000 followers for Saturday’s present with Haim and Thundercat. The tour is the band’s first with guitarist John Frusciante, a core member in the course of the band’s ’90s and ’00s business and inventive peak, in 15 years.