By Fernando Scoczynski Filho at 7:04 PM Sunday, June 5th 2011
Things have been awfully quiet in the Red Hot Chili Peppers camp for a while now. After the departure of longtime guitarist John Frusciante back in December 2009 (to be replaced by Josh Klinghoffer), there’s been nothing but a few hints regarding the recording of a new studio album.
That changed today, as bassist Flea took it to Twitter to announce that the band’s new record is finally coming on August 30, entitled I’m With You.
“It gives me profound pleasure deep in the fiber of my being to announce the august 30 release date of the new red hot chili peppers’s record,” Flea tweeted Sunday evening. Coming 5 years after their last album, Stadium Arcadium, I’m With You is set to be the first without Frusciante since 1995′s One Hot Minute (which featured Dave Navarro on the guitar).
We look forward to seeing just how Mr. Klinghoffer will fit into the group, and whether or not it will mark a new direction for them. Currently, the band has a few shows scheduled for Asia and South America starting August, but that’s likely to change fast, given the release of a new album.