The Red Hot Chili Peppers toured on the heels of their recent release, I’m With You, appearing at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on September 25, 2012. Although some fans worried that guitarist John Frusciante‘s departure from the band would lead to disappointment, RHCP’s latest addition, Josh Klinghoffer carried his own weight on both the new material and the old.
The band is releasing 18 new singles from tracks recorded during the sessions for their 2011 studio album, I’m With You, which will be released digitally and as nine vinyl double A-sided 7″ singles (limited to 3000 copies) over the next 6 months. Each of the nine seven-inches feature cover artwork by Kelsey Brookes, that combined together will form a larger image.
The first two tracks, “Strange Man” and “Long Progression” were released on August 11, followed by “Magpies On Fire” and “Victorian Machinery” on September 11, and the most recent “Never is a Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life” on September 28. The next in the series, “The Sunset Sleeps” and “Hometown Gypsy” is scheduled to be released on November 4, with the remaining to follow on December 4, December 18, and “early 2013.”
Speaking to Billboard about the tracks, drummer Chad Smith said, “We just wanted them to come out because we just really like them. We didn’t want them to get lost, so we’re gonna put them out, mainly for our fans. They would’ve waited for the Warner Bros. box set in, like, 2020, if there’s even a record company around then. I’m glad they’re going to see the light of day because it’s an important part of the band and what we were doing at the time.”
Opening act, English rock band, Band of Skulls, warmed the audience up for the Chilis. It’s been announced that Band of Skulls will be opening for Muse on some of their upcoming 2013 North American tour dates.
GALLERY: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
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GALLERY: BAND OF SKULLS
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