The Red Hot Chili Peppers have just announced a new album for a mid-June release via Warner Brothers and with it the release of a brand new track.
After nearly 5 years, the funk inspired rock sound is back with a follow up to 2011’s I’m With You LP titled The Getaway due out on June 17 of this year. As reported by Pitchfork, the new album will be released via Warner Brothers and was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by the longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich. A full track list as well as the album art can be found below.
Along with the announcement of the upcoming album, Red Hot Chili Peppers have also revealed the album’s first single as a teaser for what is in store with the new album. The track is titled “Dark Necessities” and can be streamed for free below.
The song is primarily carried by Flea’s iconic bass playing as it guides the listener through a funkadelickly driven RHCP sound. With an unexpected piano that mixes seamlessly with Anthony Kiedis’s vocals, “Dark Necessities” has everything that has bought the Peppers as far as they have come in their iconic career with a subtle twist of something new and exciting that sheds a very mysterious light on what the rest of the album will sound like.
With all of this new material it is only natural that a string of tour dates follow the new record and its hype. The tour will take the band all over North America and various parts of Europe with a start date of May 22 and an end date of August 27. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
The Getaway Tracklist:
01 The Getaway
02 Dark Necessities
03 We Turn Red
04 The Longest Wave
05 Goodbye Angels
06 Sick Love
07 Go Robot
08 Feasting on the Flowers
10 This Ticonderoga
12 The Hunter
13 Dreams of a Samurai
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour Dates:
05-22 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
05-29 Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock
06-03-05 Mendig Airfield, Germany – Rock am Ring
06-03-05 Nuremburg, Germany – Rock im Park
06-08 Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06-10 Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
06-10-12 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock
06-29-07-02 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
06-30-07-03 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-02 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07-06 Kiev, Ukraine – U-Park Festival
07-09 Moscow, Russia – Park Live
07-10 Perthshire, Scotland – T in the Park
07-15 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Bluesfest
07-16 Québec City, Québec – Festival d’été de Québec
07-22-24 Yuzawa-cho, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
07-22-24 Jinsan, South Korea – Valley Rock Festival
07-29-31 Montreal, Québec – Osheaga Festival
07-30 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-25 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Tennent’s Vital
08-26-27 Reading, England – Reading Festival
08-26-27 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival