The album cover for the Red Hot Chili Peppers new album ‘I’m With You’ has been revealed by the band and it features a design by British artist Damien Hirst.
Writing on their official website, the band said: “Check out our new album cover – officially revealed! Damien Hirst did it for us and we’re happy to get this out to ya!”
Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, singer Anthony Kiedis said of the cover: “It’s an image. It’s art. Iconic. We didn’t give it it’s meaning but it’s clearly open to interpretation.”
Damien Hirst is reportedly Britain’s richest living artist achieving fame for a series of works that featured animals immersed in formaldehyde.
Bassist Flea recently spoke of the band’s rebirth following the departure of guitarist John Frusciante.
‘I’m With You’ is due for release on August 30. The first single from the album, ‘The Adventure Of Raindance Maggie’, will come out on July 18.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are due to tour Europe in October and December.