By: Iain Higgins
It’s been a big year for Anthony Kiedis and the gang. The Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped a new album this summer, their most recent record since 2011’s I’m With You. Their new album is entitled The Getaway, and it’s been divisive, to say the least. Fans have been loving it, but critics have doled out only slightly above average scores across the board. The album is so polarizing due to their new inventive sound. I’m With You, 2011’s album, felt bland and devoid of soul at times, but it was overall a fairly typical Chili Peppers record. Here, the Chili Peppers really go out of their way to embrace a new sound, due in part to a change in producers from Rick Rubin to Danger Mouse. The latter has recently produced albums for The Black Keys, Beck, and even A$AP Rocky.
To go along with the album, the Peppers have announced a fairly extensive world tour this week. The U.S. tour dates include most of the major stops around the country. Unfortunately, Washington, D.C. is not on the list. To go see the Chili Peppers, you’ll need to catch a ride up to Philadelphia on February 12th. Overall, the hype around the Red Hot Chili Peppers just keeps growing as the year comes to a close. Fans of the band have a lot to celebrate this year, and celebrate they will.
“I’m pretty big on their new album. Very dynamic, lots of different sounds, some are more modern and others are the classic style of the Chili Peppers we know and love,” said junior, Jack Darling. Thanks for weighing in Jack, we hope you can make it up to Philadelphia for the show. Get excited, the kings of funk rock are back.