Various members of RHCP have recently been commenting on the release of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album and the associated tour. This is an update & summary of everything that’s been said recently so far.
New RHCP Album 2011
Back in March Flea was interviewed and during the interview he mentioned the new RHCP album a couple of times; he said he didn’t want to name an actual date as he did not want to get it wrong, but the album would be released sometime in the summer (he has also tweeted saying the album will be out by the end of the year; a lot of people took that comment to mean the album release date was going to be delayed until the winter months). This is the interview:
Chad was interviewed in mid-April for RockItOutBlog and he announced that the album will be released in the last week of August, 2011 :
Blackie Dammet made a ‘cryptic’ post on Facebook when a fan commented on the album release date; people are debating still whether he meant the album will be released before or after August!
Blackie Dammett also posted on 28th April 2011, to say that both Anthony Kiedis and Rick Rubin regard the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album as finished (Blackie stayed with his son over the Easter holidays so we presume that’s when he heard that the album was completed):
He also went onto say that there is still no announced name for the album. Anthony Kiedis had mentioned the working title for the record to be ‘Dr Johnny Skinzs Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine Head‘ (more information e.g. original interview in the link); it was a joke title based on a friend’s comment and in the original interview, Kiedis clearly stated that this was not the final title for the album; nevertheless, this did not stop some media sites wrongly printing articles that ‘Dr Johnny Skinzs Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine Head’ was in fact, the new RHCP album’s name. Blackie Dammett has further qualified that ‘Dr Johnny Skinz’ was definitely a joke.
RHCP Tour 2011/ 2011
Rumours are increasingly circulating as to dates and countries to be included in the tour. So far only the following two dates have been confirmed:
Rock in Rio, Brazil- September 24th
Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan- August 13-14
Other countries have been named by Blackie Dammett in various posts on his Facebook page and his latest update is that RHCP tour dates are still being confirmed but that the tour will be massive!
For anyone interested: The Facebook RHCP Tour page mentioned is one I set up to help out Blackie Dammett as he was being swamped with information requests; I’ve added other RHCP website admins to the group so we can try and get as much information as we can, as quickly as we can.