Red Hot Chili Peppers Descend On Allstate Arena
Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform at the Allstate Arena May 28
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be coming to Chicago for the first time since Lollapalooza 2006, a year in which I was unfortunately unable to attend. It would prove to be a crucial mistake since it was the last opportunity Chicago was able to see the band with John Frusciante as lead guitarist and vocals. It is safe to say that I am bitter. It’s also safe to say that I’ll be at the Allstate Arena on May 28 supporting the band and new guitarist/vocalist.
A New Look
John Klinghoffer is a Frusciante protege and the replacement that they have chosen for their current I’m With You Tour. The world tour is in progress and is expected to last through 2013; it is a extensive tour that will no doubt be a spectacle.
RHCP Have Stood the Test of Time
I have been a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan since I started listening to music, and they are one of my favorite bands of all time. I chose to write this blog to show them some love.
The band’s appeal is not just their music; their attitude on and off stage has always drawn me towards the band. They’re the kind of guys I’d want to hang out with – just look at the picture above – they’re quirky and always seem to be having a good time.
In my opinion, they must be included in the conversation when one is discussing the best bands of all time. Other bands that come to mind are Jane’s Addiction, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Radiohead, etc.
Talent like the Chili Peppers’ only comes around so often, but they share a journey with the bands above because they have proven their staying power over the years. They rose to stardom in the late 80’s by producing a sound all of their own. The band perfected that unique style through the 90’s and early 2000’s. They have since tuned it ever so slightly and remain as relevant today as they ever were.
The ups and downs of musical immortality are as intriguing to me as the music that is produced. Changes in band members, drugs, sex, alcohol, and style change are all common themes when discussing these legendary acts. I feel it is safe to call the Red Hot Chili Peppers legends. Throughout their existence they have been able to overcome adversity and consistently produce albums that find themselves in the upper tier of the billboard charts.
Allstate Arena In May
The Chili Peppers will bring their infusion of alternative rock, punk rock, and funk to the soon-to-be-sold out Allstate Arena May 28. They have already been touring the world since July of 2011. Josh Klinghoffer has been a backup musician on previous tours for the band, and has proven chemistry and experience with the other musicians. The Red Hot Chili Peppers also added Mauro Refosco and Chris Warren as backup musicians for this tour. Fans all over the world should be really excited for the chance to see these guys live. Hopefully, we can see them for many more years to come.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Full Tour ScheduleRed Hot Chili Peppers 2011-2012 Tour Dates: 03/29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum 03/31 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena 04/02 – Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center 04/04 – Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center 04/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena 04/07 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena 04/09 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum 04/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center 04/12 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum 04/27 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center 04/30 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place 05/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre 05/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center 05/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Bank North Garden 05/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center 05/11 – Philadelphia,, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 05/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Arena 05/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena 05/28 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena 05/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center 06/01 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills 06/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena 06/04 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center 06/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena 06/07 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center 06/23 – Stevenage Herts, UK @ Knebworth Park 06/24 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light 06/26 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 06/28 – Nijemegen, NL @ Goffert Park 06/30 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France 07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter 07/03 – Berne, CH @ Stade de Suisse 07/20 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Petrovsky Stadium 07/25 – Kiev, UA @ Olympisky Stadium 07/27 – Warsaw, PL @ Bernowo Airport 08/01 – Tampere, FI @ Ratina Stadium 08/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center 08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center 08/14 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena 08/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena 08/29 – Zagreb, HR @ Hoppodrome 09/01 – Sofia, BG @ Georgia Asparuhov Stadium 09/10 – Tel Aviv, IR @ Hayakron Park 09/23 – San Diego, CA @ Vally View Casino Center 09/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena 09/27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center 09/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center 10/02 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena 10/04 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena 10/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 10/24 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Arena 10/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena 10/25 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
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