Last November, Red Hot Chili Peppers made their fans shed tears of joy as they decided to put an end to the long wait for live performances by announcing a 2012 tour throughout the United States. And since the first gigs were scheduled for January, most of North American fans have probably got tickets the day they went for sale, but now the only thing they have left is to look at the tickets they’ve bought and hope for their idols to keep their word and no longer postpone the tour as they did this week. Yes, that’s right, fans will have to wait now until March to see their favorites as the band rescheduled the first gigs.
According to reports, a series of shows that were supposed to kick off on January 20 in Sunrise, Florida have now been pushed back to late March and April yet fans holding tickets for the postponed shows will be able to use them at the rescheduled dates.It seems that the reason of this delay is the foot injuries suffered by singer Anthony Kiedis. He had problems with this foot since their last tour in U.S. - the 2007 Stadium Arcadium U.S. tour and over the years the problem worsened. When RHCP made an official release announcing the new dates, they also said that Kiedis, 49, recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot. A press release available on the band’s website states: “Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by Anthony Kiedis”. He’s expected to make a full recovery and their fans are supportive but they do fear that the band they love so much will forget about them as they did for the last couple of years and so. As you probably remember if you’re one of their fan base, the band focused for years in a row more on Europe and the United Kingdom, leaving fans in North America with their memories and hopes.
The tour was supposed to start January 25th with a gig in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Time Warner Cable Arena but due to the unfortunate event, the tour will begin March 29 in Tampa Bay, as it has been posted on the band’s official website. The 2012 tour will supposedly promote their 2011 disc, named I’m With You, but until Kiedis recovers and the band hits the stage, fans will have to settle with the new, freshly released video for the second single off the album (”Monarchy of Roses” that managed to debut on the second position in the Billboard 200) which has already sold 229,000 copies.
Thus, to have an idea where you stand, here are the new dates of the 2012 U.S. tour:
March 29 — St. Petersburg, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
March 31 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
April 2 — Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
April 4 — Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center
April 6 — Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
April 7 — Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
April 9 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
April 10 — Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center
April 12 — Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
August 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
August 12 — Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
August 14 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
August 15 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
September 23 — San Diego, CA@ Valley View Casino Center
September 25 — Phoenix, AZ @ Jobring Arena
September 27 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 29 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
October 2 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
October 4 — New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
October 20 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
October 22 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
October 24 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Arena
October 25 — Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
This entry was posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 2:21 am and is filed under News.