The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been touring Europe since the release of their new album I’m With You back in August. They treated the Los Angeles area with a few secret and benefit shows at small clubs across town, but the usual blow-out Chili Peppers stage show extravaganza has yet to see a US date. That is all changing with the announcement today of the first US tour dates in January, 2012.
Check back here often, as we will have the Los Angeles and Bay Area tour dates for you as soon as they are released. It’s no surprise that the band has chosen arenas once again for their high production level stage shows. There is still some hope for some smaller club dates scattered along the tour, but it seems like those might have been a pre-album release strategy. With the first few dates being scheduled on the East Coast, expect the LA and SF dates to be some of the final US arena tour stops. Tickets go on-sale December 3rd for the January shows.
01/25 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
01/27 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
01/28 Columbia, SC ColonialLife Arena
01/30 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
01/31 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
02/03 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum