The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back. Well, they're going to be back at some point next year. The long-running funky rock quartet revealed on Friday (Sept. 24) that they have teamed with promoter Live Nation for a 2022 global stadium tour, with dates, sales information and support acts to be announced soon.
In the meantime, they teased their first world outing since the end of the 2016-2017 Getaway Tour via a nearly three-minute fake news promo video from imaginary news station KHOT. In the clip, singer Anthony Kiedis -- aka Johnson Hammerswaddle -- anchors the fictional station alongside bassist Flea (Todd the Squirrel) as they rock cheap wigs and mustaches while discussing such breaking news as the tanking price of beer nuts and new chicken sandwiches.
Drummer Chad Smith makes the scene as serene weatherman Randy Raindrops, while guitarist John Frusciante appears as himself for a little chat segment that drops a few crumbs of news about the outing. "John, might we expect you and the fellas to play live anytime soon?" the Squirrel asks.