Big Concerts today, 27 August 2012, confirmed that multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform live for the first time ever in South Africa. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, 2 February 2013 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, and then Tuesday, 5 February 2013 at Cape Town Stadium.
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 No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1. They have also won 8 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, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, will perform live for the first time in South Africa. They 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, 29 August, followed by Cape Town the following day (Thursday, 30th August).