Red Hot Chili Peppers have released “Poster Child”, the latest single from their forthcoming LP, Unlimited Love. The track, which arrives alongside a psychedelic, animated music video, follows “Black Summer” as the second song released from the new album, due out April 1st.
A fresh encapsulation of the band’s funky, laid-back style, the new tune is led with ease by Flea‘s upbeat bassline and Chad Smith‘s steadfast backbeat. A nimble-tongued Anthony Keidis adds his characteristically percussive vocals over the top, doing his best interpretation of Billy Joel‘s “We Didn’t Start The Fire” as he name-checks various “poster children” in American culture.
The animated video for the track is a trip in itself. Directed by Julien & Thami with animation by Julien Calemard, Thami Nabil, and Hedi Nabil, the clip’s stylized film grain and faux-airbrush aesthetic flows from one plane of reality to the next as the five-minute jam bounces along, providing some brow-raising visuals to match the song’s easy-going groove.
Watch the video below or listen to the track on the platform of your choice here or via the player below.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Poster Child” (Official Video)
Red Hot Chili Peppers are due to release their 12th album, Unlimited Love, on April 1st. The 17-track offering will mark the group’s first studio effort since 2016’s The Getaway and first LP with reinstalled guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium. The album will also see RHCP reunite with longtime producer Rick Rubin following his absence on The Getaway. Pre-order Unlimited Love on the platform of your choice here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will head out on a lengthy world tour this summer in support of the new record. The trek will feature support from an eclectic mix of artists at select dates including A$AP Rocky, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, HAIM, Beck, The Strokes, King Princess, and St. Vincent. Click below to check out the full list of 2022 tour dates. For more information, head here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 World Tour Dates
Sat Jun 04 – Seville, Spain – Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla=
Tue Jun 07 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olimpic=
Fri Jun 10 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark=
Wed Jun 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Stadium=
Sat Jun 18 – Firenze, Italy – Firenze Rocks (festival date)
Wed Jun 22 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford=
Sat Jun 25 – London, UK – London Stadium~
Wed Jun 29 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park~
Fri Jul 01 – Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park~
Sun Jul 03 – Leuven, Belgium – Rock Werchter (festival date)
Tue Jul 05 – Cologne, Germany – RheinEnergieStadium=
Fri Jul 08 – Paris, France – Stade de France~
Tue Jul 12 – Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion=
Sat Jul 23 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High*
Wed Jul 27 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*
Fri Jul 29 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium+
Sun Jul 31 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium+
Wed Aug 03 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park^
Sat Aug 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium^^
Wed Aug 10 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park^
Fri Aug 12 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium^
Sun Aug 14 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park^
Wed Aug 17 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium^
Fri Aug 19 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
Sun Aug 21 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
Tue Aug 30 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
Thu Sep 01 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium^
Sat Sep 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^
Thu Sep 08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park^
Sat Sep 10 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park# (on sale date TBA)
Thu Sep 15 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
Sun Sep 18 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field^
=with special guests A$AP Rocky and Thundercat
~with special guests Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat
*with special guests HAIM and Thundercat
+with special guests Beck and Thundercat
^with special guests The Strokes and Thundercat
^^with special guests The Strokes and King Princess
#with special guests St. Vincent and Thundercat