Coming on the heels of their platinum-selling, chart-topping Unlimited Love, released just this past April, Return Of The Dream Canteen marks the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second album release of 2022.
The surprise announcement about Return Of The Dream Canteen was dropped at Denver's Empower Field to rapturous response as the North American leg of the band’s critically and commercially acclaimed global stadium tour kicked off. It was also the band's second Rick Rubin produced album of 2022 and reinforces their reputation as a band at their absolute peak, riding the crest of an undeniable creative wave.
Explained the Peppers, “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. 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. two double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. 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.“
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group for "Dani California," Best Rock Song for "Scar Tissue," and Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal for "Give It Away." The band holds the record for the most number 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, with a combined 81 weeks at Number One.