1983. Los Angeles. Funk Rock.
About ten members and 65 million albums later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still on fire. Their 2012 tour, I’m With You, continues the band’s reign as down-to-earth music gods. On April 14, 2012, while on a short hiatus, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by longtime friend and fan, Chris Rock. Members Kiedis, Flea, Smith, Klinghoffer, Frusciante, Slovak, Irons and Martinez were all included in the induction lineup. At 32, Klinghoffer was the youngest artist ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame passing only Stevie Wonder, who was 38 at the time of his induction.
Selling out concerts from Tampere, Finland to Chicago, Illinois is just another day for these alternative-rockers turned megastars. Their tenth studio album, I’m With You, debuted at #1 in eighteen different countries, and took the second spot in Canada and the US. Not bad, RHCP, not bad at all.
So…it looks like these 50-year-old bad boys have still got it…just see for yourself:
Through drugs and rehab, political unrest, death, sex, love, globalization and loneliness, the RHCP have emerged weathered but wiser and, in some respects, stronger than ever. Don’t miss them this time around…catch one of their tour dates at the Staples Center, Oracle Arena, or Slavia Eden Stadium, to name a few. Is Prague a little out of your way? Then check out more dates here.