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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ THE GETAWAY DEBUTS #1 AROUND THE WORLD
11TH STUDIO ALBUM TOPS BILLBOARD SALES CHART AND DEBUTS #2 ON TOP 200
Red Hot Chili Peppers 11th studio album The Getaway debuted at number one around the world on June 27, 2016. The heralded studio album from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart selling 108,000 traditional units and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 118,000 album equivalent units.
The Getaway, marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. It debuted at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany.
The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
Praise for the album includes:
“Some of their best songs in years… top-shelf modern-rock splendor” – Rolling Stone
“The Getaway proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound.” – USA Today
“The Getaway is a nuanced album, rife with journeyman craft and poetry, that proves the Red Hot Chili Peppersstill have plenty of their own creative fire.” – All Music
“Their best album in ages” – People
“Their best in years… Their tightest, prettiest collection of songs in more than a decade” – Vulture
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will continue to perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 30th. For a complete list of upcoming dates go to their official website.
1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
10. This Ticonderoga
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai
About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.
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