Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Unlimited Love is the biggest rock album of 2022 so far

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had the best-selling rock album since Paul McCartney…

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Unlimited Love is the biggest rock album of 2022 so far
Emily Carter
Pavel Suslov

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are basking in the huge success of their new album Unlimited Love, which currently stands as the best-selling rock LP not only of 2022, but since Paul McCartney's McCartney III.

Album number 12 from the Los Angeles rockers hit the top spot of the Billboard 200, while all across the globe it achieved similar success: going straight in at Number One in the UK, Ireland, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium. So far Unlimited Love has racked up a whopping 145 million-plus streams according to a press release, with 97,500 equivalent album units earned.

In fact, not only is it the Chilis' biggest album since 2006’s classic Stadium Arcadium, but it's also their first with the returning John Frusciante since that very record.

The band helped promote Unlimited Love with a couple of U.S. late-night TV appearances, which you can watch below:

Catch RHCP live at the following dates this year:


4 Seville, Spain – Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla=
7 Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olimpic=
10 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark=
15 Budapest, Hungary — Puskas Stadium=
18 Firenze, Italy – Firenze Rocks (festival date)
22 Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford=
25 London, UK – London Stadium~
29 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park~


1 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park~
3 Leuven, Belgium – Rock Werchter (festival date)
5 Cologne, Germany – RheinEnergieStadium=
8 Paris, France – Stade de France~
12 Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion=
23 Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High*
27 San Diego, CA – Petco Park*
29 Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium+
31 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium+


3 Seattle, WA – T‑Mobile Park^
6 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium^^
10 Atlanta, GA – Truist Park^
12 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium^
14 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park^
17 E. Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium^
19 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
21 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
30 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^


1 Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium^
3 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^
8 Washington, DC – Nationals Park^
10 Boston, MA – Fenway Park# (on sale date TBA)
15 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
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

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