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Red Hot Chili Peppers Are in the ‘Home Stretch’ of Their New Album

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Clara Balzary

According to frontman Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers are wrapping up work on their new album.

“We’re in the home stretch,” Kiedis told Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones on his Jonesy’s Jukebox radio program (via Alternative Nation). “I sang yesterday, I get a week off, I go back to finish. We’re going to [go] back and listen to the songs and see if we can beat them.”

Danger Mouse is producing the Chili Peppers’ follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You. This marks the band’s first LP in 27 years to not be produced by Rick Rubin.

“We had written two dozen songs before we got him,” Kiedis said of the collaboration. “[Danger Mouse] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio.’ We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”

While the forthcoming album has yet to receive a title or release date, RHCP have announced tour dates in anticipation of its arrival. See those below:

Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour
Feb. 05: Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Feel the Bern)
March 24: New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz Festival
May 21-23: Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 27-29: Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley Festival
June 03-05: Mendig, DE – Rock am Ring Music Festival
June 03-05: Nuremburg, DE – Rock im Park Festival
June 08: Interlaken, CH – Greenfield Festival
June 10-12: Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop Festival
June 10-12: Nickelsdorf, AT – Nova Rock Festival
June 29-July 02: Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
June 30-July 03: Gdynia, PL – Open’er Festival
July 02: Werchter, BE – Rock Werchter
July 06: Kiev, UA – U-Park Festival
July 09: Moscow, RU – Park Live
Aug. 26-27: Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Aug. 26-27: Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

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