Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading back on the road in June 2022 for a world tour, marking their first extended road dates since 2019. The band — Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, and Chad Smith — all in incognito, posted a sketch parodying a 1970’s local news broadcast to announce the tour — which still has no cities, countries, dates, nor official moniker for the trek.
The Chili Peppers’ press release reads in full:
With guitarist and all around cosmic musician John Frusciante back in the fold, the boys are firing on all cylinders, their hearts are full and they’re fixing to unleash an infinite river of creativity, and rock your world.
The band is grateful to be working with event producers Live Nation in this endeavor.
All the tour dates, sales information, support acts and other factoids will be available shortly.
John Frusciante recently took the time to visit local news station KHOT to speak with legendary newscasters John Hammerswaddle, Todd the Squirrel, and Randy Raindrops, and speak about this upcoming journey.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been around, and have not just fallen off the turnip truck, but to a man, they have never been more thrilled, bursting with commitment and purpose, as they are regarding this upcoming tour. They have no interest in resting on past accolades, awards or commercial success, this is a mission, they intend to channel the most mighty spirits, and give everything they’ve got.
- In December 2019, Red Hot Chili Peppers parted ways with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer — with John Frusciante rejoining the group for the second time. Klinghoffer now plays as a supplemental guitarist for Pearl Jam.
- John Frusciante’s two previous stints in the group were marked by some of their biggest commercial successes. Frusciante first joined the Chili’s following the death of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak in 1988.
- Frusciante first played on 1989’s Mother’s Milk and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik, the two albums that marked the band’s transition from struggling act to breakout stars.
- Heroin addiction took Frusciante out of action in 1993, but he rejoined the Peppers six years later, playing on 1999’s massively successful Californication and 2002’s By The Way.
- He left again after 2009’s Stadium Arcadium, making some 14 studio LP’s during an eclectic solo career.
CHECK IT OUT: Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 tour announcement sketch: