Red Hot Chili Peppers announce tour to end the year with a bang
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a string of winter tour dates. The arena shows mark the Californian funk rockers first UK tour in years and follow their huge headline set at Reading and Leeds festival 2016.
Red Hot Chili Pepper Tour dates
Kicking off with a host of dates across Europe, Anthony Kiedis and co will head back to the UK in December. The punk-funk veterans will play shows in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin, with support coming from J-Pop metal band Babymetal. Secure your tickets on Seatwave.
- The O2, London (5, 6)
- SSE Hydro, Glasgow (8)
- Genting Arena, Birmingham (10, 11)
- Manchester Arena, Manchester (14, 15)
- The O2, London (18)
- 3Arena, Dublin (20, 21)
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What to expect?
Whether you’re keen on Flea’s energetic bass-slapping solos, singing along to the early stuff, dancing up a storm to the new, or simply just waiting for Anthony to show his infamous abs off, these gigs are certain to be heaps of fun. Whipping the audience into a frenzy, the varied sets combine plenty of crowd pleasers, rare album favourites and new tracks from their latest albums.
Still Red Hot
Since forming in LA in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have undergone several line-up changes in their 30 year history. The current bill includes front man Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced friend, frequent collaborator and previous RHCP guitarist John Frusciante in 2009.
The band continue to combine elements of funk, rap, rock and reggae which has been a quintessential part of their sound ever since their 1984 debut – The Red Hot Chili Peppers. However, it wasn’t until 1989’s Mother’s Milk that the rockers finally began to gain recognition, before skyrocketing to fame with breakthrough album Blood Sugar Sex Magik in 1991. An album which produced popular singles and crowd pleasing favourites Give It Away and Under The Bridge.
1999’s Californication and 2002’s By The Way cemented the group’s commercial success and the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. They also performed with Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014.
The release of their eleventh studio album, The Getaway in June 2016, follows 2011’s I’m With You and 2006’s multi-Platinum global success Stadium Arcadium. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and marks the first Chili’s album since 1989 not to have Rick Rubin at the production helm.
Looking back at Reading and Leeds 2016
LA’s finest funk-rock quartet embraced their triumphant return to Leeds and Reading festival after a nine year break. Both headline sets full of old favourites, big singalongs and new tracks from their latest release including singles Go Robot and Dark Necessities. An epic return to form which reminds old and new fans a like that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still hot property.