Chili Peppers Announce New Double Album ‘Return Of The Dream Canteen’

July 26, 2022

Big news for fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers! They’re releasing their second double album of 2022, “Return Of The Dream Canteen”, on October 14! This new double LP comes only six months after the release of “Unlimited Love”.


The band has once again teamed up with mega-producer Rick Rubin for “Return Of The Dream Canteen” (he produced the Peppers’ 1991 album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” and 1999’s “Californication”).

Here is the statement from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their FB page: “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. 2 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.”

“Return Of The Dream Canteen” is the second album the band will release since the return of guitarist John Frusciante, who returned to the band in late 2019.

“Unlimited Love” entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at #1 (sales of 97,500 album equivalent units), giving the band their first LP to top the charts since 2016’s “Stadium Arcadium”.

Do you think this new double album will debut at #1 too?


Written by Todd Hancock