The Red Hot Chili Peppers, a band originating in Los Angeles California in 1983, have announced new tour dates for 2017. Funk rock, alternative rock, funk metal, and rap rock, are the genre categories chosen to describe their unique style of music.
The members include Singer, songwriter, Anthony Kiedis ,Bassist, Flea, who also plays acoustic guitar, trumpet, piano, keyboards, Drummer, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer, Guitarist, vocals, drums, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, bass, vibraphone, and saxophone.
They are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide, have been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, of which they have won six and are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history currently holding the records for most number one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, (1991) under producer Rick Rubin. This album became the band’s first commercial success. Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the success of the band and left abruptly in 1992, in the middle of the Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour.
The reunited quartet returned to the studio to record Californication (1999), which became the band’s biggest commercial success with 16 million copies worldwide. That album was followed three years later by By The Way (2002), and then four years later by the double album Stadium Arcadium (2006), their first number-one album in America. After a world tour, the group went on an extended hiatus. Frusciante announced he was amicably leaving the band in 2009 to focus on his solo career. Klinghoffer, who had worked both as a sideman for the band on their Stadium Arcadium tour and on Frusciante’s solo projects, replaced him.
The band’s tenth studio album, I’m With You , was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 different countries. The band released their eleventh studio album, The Getaway in 2016. The album was produced by Danger Mouse, marking the first time since 1989’s Mother’s Milk that someone other than Rubin produced one of their albums.
The Getaway Tour Began in May this year and consists of 134 shows. It is in support of their eleventh studio album, The Getaway , which was released on June 17, 2016. It marks the first time since June 2014 that the band has toured. It will last until the end of the year with the North American tour beginning in January 2017.