Chad Smith feels that the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ latest single “Tippa My Tongue” has a sound firmly planted in the band’s past while breaking new ground for the future.
We caught up with the legendary drummer and he shed light on what he loves about the new track, which serves as the teaser to the band’s upcoming double album, Return Of The Dream Canteen, which drops on October 14th: “It’s a familiar sound. To me, it’s got bunch of hooks in it, y’know? And it’s funk — it’s got P-F*ck in it, it’s got…I hear George (Clinton) in it and some (Jimi) Hendrix-y-kinda licks and it’s a nice gumbo, y’know? And I thought it would be a good one that would be the first one to come out from that record and there’s a lot of different thongs in there on that record. But yeah, that sounds like us — but new, and I think that’s cool.”
- Red Hot Chili Peppers North American dates tour dates (subject to change):
August 30 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
September 1 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
September 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
September 8 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
September 10 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with St. Vincent and Thundercat)
September 15 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
September 18 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
September 25 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
October 9, 16 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
- In May 2022, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ 12th studio album, Unlimited Love, debuted at Number One, marking the band’s first chart-topper since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium.
CHECK IT OUT: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2022 video for “Tippa My Tongue”: