Red Hot Chili Peppers Expand US Tour
When the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced the first six dates of a new U.S. tour at the end of last month, the band promised that more shows would be announced soon. Well, to answer a question posed by a classic Smith song: soon is now. Ten more dates have been added to the tour, and three precede the originally planned start of the tour on January 25 in Charlotte, N.C. Now the earliest date will take place on January 21 in Sunrise, Fla., and the tour will stretch on until at least mid-March, with the last show taking place on March 16 in Little Rock, Ark. Of course, the group’s website is still promising, “more shows to be announced soon,” so the tour could be expanded further.
The band is supporting its tenth album, I’m With You, and the tour has appropriately been named the “I’m With You Tour.” The band already has been on the road in Latin America and Europe since September, and have more European dates scheduled next summer. The album was released August 29, and is the group’s tenth album and first since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium. The album also marks the first recent album without guitarist John Frusciante, who left the band in 2006 and was replaced the following year with Josh Klinghoffer. Frusciante had played on every Chili Peppers album since 1989’s Mother’s Milk except for 1995’s One Hot Minute, when he was replaced by Dave Navarro.
Throughout all dates on this tour, each show will be recorded and made available for purchase on the band’s website. The website states that each show will be professionally recorded and mixed and will be posted to the website a few days after the gig ends. These recordings can be found at livechilipeppers.com.