Red Hot Chili Peppers heeft zondag het nieuwe studio album Return of the Dream Canteen aangekondigd, dat op 14 oktober uitkomt. Ze brachten het nieuws tijdens het eerste concert van hun tour reeks in de Verenigde Staten. Return of the Dream Canteen is het tweede album dat de band dit jaar uitbrengt. In april verscheen Unlimited Love. Net als die plaat, is ook Return of the Dream Canteen geproduceerd door Rick Rubin.
De band over het album: “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.”