Red Hot Chili Peppers announced their new album ‘The Getaway’ and debuted the lead single ‘Dark Necessities.’ You can listen to the new song and see the cover art, tracklisting and find out more about the iconic band’s first new album in five years.

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It will be RHCP’s first album since 2011’s critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated ‘I’m with You.’ Now that the full album title and tracks have been unveiled, the anticipation and excitement is only growing. The cover art, which you can see below, is nothing short of intriguing with a little girl, a bear, a racoon and a bird.

Yes, with so much time passing by, it’s hard to not call this a comeback album. After all, five years, is a long time in the ever changing world of entertainment. But the veteran alt rock band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are going strong, more than 30 years since their founding, with their original lineup, Chad Smith, Flea, Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer.

And it sparks a change, as Flea recently confirmed in an interview. He said of the album, “”We’re near the end of it. Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. Were heading into a new era and we’re really excited.”

That will be a change indeed, as Rick Rubin has been the band’s producer for more than a quarter of a century, since ‘Mother Milk’ of 1989. Flea was asked about what we can expect from this “new era” and he said, “”It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.”

Not only is there a new album, but the band is about to hit the road for a tour which will kick off in Columbus, Ohio in May and wrap in August in Leeds, UK. You can see the full itinerary below the album tracklisting.

The Getaway Tracklist:
01. The Getaway
02. Dark Necessities
03. We Turn Red
04. The Longest Wave
05. Goodbye Angels
06. Sick Love
07. Go Robot
08. Feasting on the Flowers
09. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2016 Tour Dates:
05/22 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
05/29 – Napa Valley, CA @ BottleRock
06/03-05 – Mendig Airfield, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/08 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
06/10 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop
06/10-12 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock
06/30-07/02 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Kiev, UA @ U-Park Festival
07/09 – Moscow, RU @ Park Live
07/10 – Perthshire, UK @ T in the Park
07/15 – Ottawa, QC @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’été de Quebec
07/22-24 – Yuzawa-cho, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
07/22-24 – Jinsan, KR @ Valley Rock Festival
07/29-31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
07/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/25 – Belfast, IE @ Tennent’s Vital
08/26-27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/26-27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

via CoS.

Yes, the suspense, and the wait is nearly over as the album in full is due out on June 17th. And in the meantime, you can see the Red Hot Chili Peppers’s ‘The Getaway’ album cover art and the official audio video of the new single ‘Dark Necessities’ below!