With just being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, having won seven Grammy Awards in their career, and having sold over 80 million albums worlwide, what else is still out there for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to accomplish? Founding members Anthony Kiedis (49) and bassist Flea (49) sure aren’t getting younger anytime soon. And what about those critics out there too; that say the band can’t be as good without the talented guitarist John Frusciante, who left the band in 2009. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are out there to accomplish just that; to prove that they can still rock stadiums and arenas all over the world and make new music that truly is good.
When speaking to Rolling Stone back in June of 2011, Kiedis said that him and Flea had that “intuitive feeling” they weren’t done when Frusciante left the band. “We wanted to maintain the Red Hot Chili Peppers if we could do it in a way that upheld historically what we had accomplished.”
Their new album I’m With You went on to debut at number one in 18 different countries and their new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, hasn’t missed a beat. Many fans and critics have loved the new energy that Klinghoffer has brought to the band and have praised his guitar solos in the Chili Peppers recent live shows.
“I know when we write mediocre stuff, and when we write good stuff,” Kiedis said to Rolling Stone when talking about the new record. “I can’t wait to go out and play this.” Since the record has been released, they have played all over the world including major music festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Rock In Rio, and The Hangout Music Festival.
Scheduled to play at American Airlines Center in March, Anthony Kiedis broke his foot, which caused the band to reschedule most of their North American tour dates. Now Dallas awaits as we inch closer to their new date of October 2nd.
Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster, with prices ranging from $42.50 to $62.50.