Last month, FLUX Mag mentioned that the Peppers may be heading our way, as usual we are right. The tour is scheduled to hit Johannesburg and Cape Town Stadium in February. 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 number one singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at number one.
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 release, “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.” Red Hot Chili Peppers will be supported by local zef rave group Die Antwoord. Tickets go on public sale via all Computicket channels for the Johannesburg performance on Wednesday August 29, followed by Cape Town the following day (August 30).
Date: February 2
Venue: The Soccer City, Complex, FNB Stadium
Tickets: R315 – R715
Date: February 5
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Tickets: R215 – R665