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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS LIVE 2012
Tue, 28 August 2012
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform live for the first time ever in South Africa on 2nd February 2013 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg and then on 5th February 2013 at Cape Town Stadium.
The still-sexy rockers have a long history of being gay-friendly and promoting equality and tolerance, something that's rare in the macho world of rock.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, will be supported by local zef rave group Die Antwoord.
Tickets go on sale through Computicket for the Johannesburg performance on Wednesday 29th August and then for Cape Town on Thursday 30th August. The tour is presented by 5FM and M-Net.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for Dani California, “Best Rock Song” for Scar Tissue, and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for Give It Away.
The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1. They have also won eight MTV Video Music Awards. In April 2012 the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Their newest album, I’m With You, was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band’s previous five albums, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, 2002’s By The Way, 1999’s Californication, 1995’s One Hot Minute, and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
Both Californication and Blood Sugar Sex Magik have ranked in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest albums of all time. I’m With You was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman and features the hit single The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie and latest release Brendan’s Death Song.
Check out the Red Hot Chili Peppers' classic hit Give It Away below.