Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets
Exposing the sound of an eclectic mix of rock styles to a major audience, the Red Hot Chili Peppers combine funk, punk, and psychedelic rock with Anthony Kiedis’ out-of-this-world vocals. Formed in 1983, the band originally consisted of Kiedis, Michael “Flea” Balzary on bass, Hillel Slovak as lead guitarist, and Jack Irons on drums.
Neither Slovak nor Irons played on the band’s debut album, “The Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Slovak returned to play on two albums with the band, the 1985 release of “Freaky Styley” and “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan” released in 1987. Slovak died in 1988 of a heroin overdose, marking the first of many tragedies the band would face. Irons left the band and went on to play with grunge rock legend, Pearl Jam. After a short time with Pearl Jam, Irons recorded two solo albums and continues to play today. During the band’s nearly 30-year career, a host of notable musicians have played with founding members Kiedis and Flea, including former Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro.
After signing with Warner Bros. Records in 1990, the Red Hot Chili Peppers had their first commercial success with their 1991 release of “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” which featured John Frusciante on guitar and current drummer, Chad Smith. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart selling more than 15 million copies. Between 1995 and 2006 the band released five more studio albums. In 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took a break from touring to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside a mixed group of accomplished bands and musicians that included the Beastie Boys and Guns N' Roses.
In 2011, they released their latest album, “I’m With You.” The album reached number two in the United States and Canada while it debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and 18 other countries. With the addition of guitarist Josh Klinghoffer to the band’s line up it has been noted by Kiedis as a “new beginning.” Currently touring worldwide, Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets are being sought by fans for a variety of venues including outdoor festivals and stadium shows.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are no strangers to being down with the people. In 2001, Flea opened the Silverlake Music Conservatory. Silverlake is a nonprofit organization that was created to teach the basics of music to kids. Many students attend on scholarships supported by donations from contributors like Warner Bros. Music and Metallica. In the summer of 2011, Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets were well worth the money – the band played a series of small-venue shows down the West Coast in support of “I’m With You”; treating fans to an intimate experience that’s hard to come by when a band attains global success.
Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets continue to sell out worldwide. Headlining major music festivals like Lollapalooza, the band has earned their place atop the marquee. They continue to create music that appeals to diehard fans as well as a new generation of listeners. Their revolutionary sound has gracefully evolved making for an amazingly creative, ear-pleasing trip down discography lane.