Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce World Tour Dates in Video: Watch
Take (them) to the place (they) like. Past successes aside, alternative rock band Red hot peppers are looking to the future with the announcement of an upcoming world tour.
The group released a video in September, which featured the Peppers in a fake newsletter called KHOT News.
“In the breaking news, the news is broken,” said KHOT presenter Johnson Hammerswaddle, played by lead singer Anthony Kiedis.
During the newscast, RHCP guitarist John Frusciante was invited as a guest. Frusciante revealed the tour when asked about future live performances by KHOT presenter Todd the Squirrel, played by bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary. Upon hearing the news, Todd and Hammerswaddle erupted in joy in the KHOT newsroom.
Frusciante has confirmed that the tour will begin in June and will have an American leg that will begin in July. The tour marks Frusciante’s first outing with the band since he joined the Peppers in 2019.
The group has announced the exact locations and tour dates for the upcoming trip in another video on the topic of current affairs October 7.
The North American leg of the tour includes 18 shows in the United States and one show in Canada. Other artists who will perform with the band “Californication” include A $ AP Rocky, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Beck, HAIM and Thundercat.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 15.
The band’s tour announcement coincided with the 30th anniversary of their fifth album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”. Released in 1991, the album was a commercial breakthrough for RHCP, peaking at No.3 on the Display panel 200 the following year and sell 7 million copies in the United States to date, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also produced the Hot 100 display panel press “Under the bridge”.
“I remember walking down my street in the hills and passing cars and hearing our songs coming out of the radio,” Kiedis told the Los Angeles Times in an oral history on the impact of the album released Thursday.
Many of the album’s lyrical themes are taken from a candid representation of sex, something the band never hesitated about.
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers have always been proud of love and human sexuality, and we wanted to celebrate that from the very beginning without being analytical or trying to be right or wrong,” Kiedis told the Los Angeles Times. “We just wanted to show that there is a beautiful relationship with human sexual energy, music and dance, having fun, feeling free and being a child.”
Despite the accolades the album has received over the years – Rolling stone highlighted it as one of the greatest albums of all time more than a decade after its release – RHCP is ready to move forward, “brimming with commitment and determination”.
“They have no interest in relying on past accolades, awards or commercial success,” the press release said. “It’s a mission. They intend to channel the most powerful minds and give their all.