RHCP 4/1/22

Out today (April 1st) is Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ latest album, Unlimited Love. The album, which is the band’s 12th studio set, reunites the band with famed producer Rick Rubin.

Frontman Anthony Kiedis says that he was sympathetic with guitarist John Frusciante leaving the band back in 2009 — and completely understood what he needed to return in time for the new album.

During a chat with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Kiedis spoke about Frusciante’s exit and return: [“He did make a holistic decision. He’s like, ‘It’s not for me. It’s too much. Too much attention. Too much travel. Too much chaos — all of it.’ And so, he walked away and I think he needed a solid 12 years of processing all of that, which he was, kind of, willing to do slowly. ‘Y’know, really: ‘What life do I wanna live?’ And I think that he figured out that as difficult as that situation could be, it’s like, it’s just life. It’s just an opportunity and it’s just being in a band and maybe I can find a better way to do this.”] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC:. . . to do this)

Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their 2022 tour dates on June 4th Seville, Spain at Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla.

The tracklist to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Unlimited Love’ is:

“Black Summer”
“Here Ever After”
“Aquatic Mouth Dance”
“Not The One”
“Poster Child”
“The Great Apes”
“It’s Only Natural”
“She’s A Lover”
“These Are the Ways”
“Whatchu Thinkin'”
“Bastards Of Light”
“White Braids & Pillow Chair”
“One Way Traffic”
“Veronica”
“Let ‘Em Cry”
“The Heavy Wing”
“Tangelo”

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers North American dates tour dates (subject to change):
    July 23 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High (with HAIM and Thundercat)
    July 27 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park (with HAIM and Thundercat)
    July 29 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (with Beck and Thundercat)
    July 31 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium (with Beck and Thundercat)
    August 3 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium (with The Strokes and King Princess)
    August 10 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 12 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 14 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 17 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 19 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 21 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    August 30 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 1 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 8 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 10 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with St. Vincent and Thundercat)
    September 15 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
    September 18 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)

TL; DR

  • Out today (April 1st) is Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ latest album, Unlimited Love.

FAST FACTS

  • John Frusciante first joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers following the death of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak in 1988. He first played on 1989’s Mother’s Milk and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik, the two albums that marked the band’s transition from struggling act to breakout stars.
  • Heroin addiction took Frusciante out of action in 1993, but he rejoined the Peppers six years later, playing on 1999’s massively successful Californication and 2002’s By The Way.
  • He left again after 2009’s Stadium Arcadium, making some 14 studio LP’s during an eclectic solo career.