Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Tour To Support New Album
This morning, the Red Hot Chili Peppers surprised fans by announcing tour dates for a series of fall concerts in Europe. The tour will feature material from the highly anticipated album, I'm With You, the band's first in five years, which is slated for release August 30. The tour will launch in Germany in October and will cover much of Europe before ending in Madrid the week before Christmas.
The new album, which features 14 new songs, was produced by Rick Rubin, a longtime collaborator with the Chili Peppers and producer on their landmark 1991 album, Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik. The record also will feature the work of new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, who joined the band after the departure of founding member John Frusciante in 2009. The rest of the original lineup, including singer Anthony Keidis, bassist Flea, and drummer Chad Smith, is intact.
I'm With You will not be the first Chili Peppers album without Frusciante. The guitarist left the band following the success of Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik, and the Peppers recorded an album, One Hot Minute, with Dave Navarro on guitar. Frusciatne rejoined the band in 1998 to record their comeback album, Californication.
Concerts on the European tour will be held in large arenas. Fans who purchase the new record will have first access for buying tickets, according to the Inquisitr.