Red Hot Chili Peppers proudly present their new album and twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love [Warner Records]. Listen to Unlimited Love— HERE.
To celebrate the album’s arrival, the band shared the music video for new single “These Are The Ways.” Directed by Malia James, the visual unfolds with the twists and turns of a classic seventies flick down to its Scorsese-ian tracking shots and after-dark action. In the clip, the musicians assume the roles of bystanders as frontman Anthony Kiedis inhabits the character of a man desperate to feed his pregnant wife. Caught shoplifting, police chase him through various cinematic vignettes as his bandmates rip through the tune in a hotel room. Momentum builds on the back of a fiery drum roll as bass thumps like a heartbeat in time. The guitar lives and breathes as elegant clean phrasing snaps into distorted six-string sorcery. Meanwhile, Kiedis magnetically chants, “These are the ways when you come from America.”
Album opener and single “Black Summer” has officially ascended to #1 at Alternative Radio in addition to cracking 25.9 million Spotify streams and 25 million YouTube views on the music video.
Red Hot Chili Peppers paved the way for Unlimited Love with a myriad of memorable moments. Yesterday, the band received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, literally carving out a place for them on the streets of their hometown a stone’s throw from Amoeba Records and shutting down Hollywood Blvd in the process. Friends such as George Clinton and Woody Harrelson were among those who spoke at the ceremony. The quartet also revealed their own SiriusXM channel (Whole Lotta Red Hot – channel 315). Bassist Flea stopped by Marc Maron’s WTF with Marc Maron podcast for a wide-ranging and fascinating interview—listen HERE. The band also recorded four episodes of producer Rick Rubin’s Broken Record podcast and Anthony and Flea will take over NPR’s “All Things Considered” later today. And tune in tonight for never-before-attempted simultaneous performances on BOTH The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! April Fools? Tune in to find out !!! And the fun continues next Tuesday, April 5trh when the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform and appear on The Howard Stern Show (SiriusXM – channel 100).
Unlimited Love notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. It resumes a three-decade partnership with Rubin [Johnny Cash, Adele]. Their creative collaboration spans legendary albums, including the diamond-selling Blood Sugar Sex Magik , Californication , By The Way , and Stadium Arcadium .
The interplay between the band borders on intergalactic once again—yet elevated to another stratosphere altogether. Unlimited Love represents the united spirit of four individual souls still fearlessly exploring the future of their eternal friendship and musical congregation.
This summer, Red Hot Chili Peppers will launch their first tour in support of Unlimited Love. They’ve invited a dynamic cohort of guests along for the ride at select dates, including Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, A$AP Rocky, Beck, HAIM, King Princess, St. Vincent, The Strokes, and Thundercat. Check out the full confirmed itinerary and purchase tickets HERE.
The summer of Unlimited Love begins now…
2.Here Ever After
3.Aquatic Mouth Dance
4.Not The One
6.The Great Apes
7.It’s Only Natural
8.She’s A Lover
9.These Are The Ways
11.Bastards of Light
12.White Braids & Pillow Chair
13.One Way Traffic
15.Let ‘Em Cry
16.The Heavy Wing
About the Red Hot Chili Peppers:
Red Hot Chili Peppers have sound tracked successive generations as not only one of the bestselling acts in music history, but also one of the biggest streaming rock bands in the world today. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2012, the award-winning Los Angeles quartet—Anthony Kiedis [vocals], Flea [bass], Chad Smith [drums], and John Frusciante [guitar]—have collected 6 GRAMMY® Awards, sold 80 million albums, generated 5 billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million monthly listeners on the platform.
Rolling Stone cited Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, and By The Way on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” while “Under the Bridge” landed on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2021. In addition to claiming a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 8 MTV VMAs, 5 EMAs, 4 American Music Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards, they’ve notably notched the most #1 singles of all time at Alternative Radio with 13 #1 hits. They’ve also performed to tens of millions worldwide, headlined Coachella and became the only band ever to sell out three nights at Hyde Park in London—moving over 200,000 tickets. Adorned by anthems such as “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” and “Breaking the Girl,” the diamond-certified Blood Sugar Sex Magik celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.
Now the band’s seminal lineup returns with their new studio album, Unlimited Love on April 1st and a record-breaking Global Stadium Tour launching this summer, kicking-off a brand new generation of fans for the legendary group.