Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers announce huge arena tour to end the year. Unmissable shows around the UK will take place this December.
2016 Tour dates
Updated: 30 August 2016
Kicking off their UK tour with two nights at the O2 in London, the Californian band are ending the year in style.
Following their headline set at Reading festival last week (26-28 August), the funk-rock quartet announced two shows in the capital, a date in Glasgow, two in Birmingham, two in Manchester and two in Dublin to celebrate the release of their latest album The Getaway, which came out earlier this year. A third London date on 18 December has since been added.
The string of arena dates mark the veteran rockers' first UK tour in five years, with tour support coming from J-Pop metal band Babymetal.
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2011 Tour Announcement
The Red Hot Chili Peppers return to the UK on their highly anticipated comeback World Tour in support of their new album, "I'm With You," the first new studio album since 2006’s multi-Platinum certified global success “Stadium Arcadium.”
The forthcoming RHCP tour will give fans the chance to see the new Red Hot Chili Peppers line-up live in action. Josh Klinghoffer has taken on guitar duties from John Frusciante, who left the RHCP to persue his solo ambitions.
Klinghoffer has been with the band for over a year and can be heard on the 14 tracks on the new “I’m With You” album.
Hear the band rip through a setlist filled to the brim with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ stellar hits, including “Under The Bridge,” “Give it Away,” “Californication” and many more, as well as a selection of the band’s Rick Rubin produced new tunes, including the album's lead single, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."
The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in sunny Los Angeles in 1983 and from its inception played a mix that combined rock and funk. The eponymously debut, “The Red Hot Chili Peppers,” was released in 1984 but it wasn’t until 1989’s “Mother’s Milk” album that the band started to get noticed.
The big breakthrough followed in form of 1991’s “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” album and its worldwide hit singles, “Give it Away” and “Under The Bridge.” The album not only established the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a global arena act, but also spawned the entire new genre of Crossover; a style combining rock, reggae, funk and rap elements.
Extensive touring and promotional duties for the album meant writing and recording the highly-anticipated follow-up was delayed and “One Hot Minute,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sixth studio album arrived almost 4 years later in September 1995. Jane’s Addiction guitarist, Dave Navarro replaced John Frusciente on guitar. Navarro joined The Chili Peppers as full time member on tour and for “One Hot Minute,” also in the studio.
The band returned back with a bang and John Frusciente in 1999 with the album, “Californication.” The album catapulted The Red Hot Chili Peppers into stadiums and secured the band a place in the rock pantheon with the biggest acts. 16 million copies and a string of hit singles, such as “Scar Tissue,” “Around The World” and the title-track, “Californication” went global. ”By The Way” and “Stadium Arcadium” followed the success and the huge touring commitments took their toll and the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that following their “Stadium Arcadium” tour, the band would take a break.
In 2010 Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith announced the departure of guitarist John Frusciente from the band and introduced long-time friend of the band, Josh Klinghoffer as Frusciente’s permanent replacement. With Klinghoffer in the band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with producer Rick Rubin, locked themselves up in the studio to record “I’m With You.”
The highly-anticipated comeback album brought the band back. "This is a new band.” Explained drummer Chad Smith, “Same name, but it's a new band."
”I’m With You” takes the Red Hot Chili Peppers on a massive world tour. Several live arena shows in the UK were on the tour schedule in November 2011 and in 2012 the band returns for massive open-air concerts in the UK, Ireland and Europe.