It’s been five months since the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced their first live tour in over four years, and after a two-week run through Europe in December, the Chili Peppers Tour will hit the North Carolina for the first of its US Tour Dates on January 25. The Peppers will also be performing alongside rising indie stars Sleigh Bells on select dates.

While some fans may be disappointed to learn that the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour is not coming to their favorite local arena first, the fact that the band is hitting so many spots in a relatively small footprint bodes well for the number of shows they’re likely to do over the life of the tour. Chances are the I’m With You Tour will be landing close enough to you that you won’t have to travel eight hours for your only shot to see Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer in person.

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Tour Dates

Date
Event
Thursday 7:30 PM Tampa, FL tickets from $45
Saturday 8:00 PM Orlando, FL tickets from $79
Monday 8:00 PM Sunrise, FL tickets from $93
Wednesday 7:00 PM Raleigh, NC tickets from $78
Friday 7:00 PM Charlotte, NC tickets from $77
Saturday 7:30 PM Columbia, SC tickets from $88
Tuesday 7:30 PM Duluth, GA tickets from $111
Thursday 8:00 PM Memphis, TN tickets from $78
Friday 8:00 PM Toronto, Canada tickets from $140
Saturday 8:00 PM Toronto, Canada tickets from $134
Monday 7:30 PM Kanata, Canada tickets from $102
Wednesday 7:30 PM Montreal, Canada tickets from $116
Friday 8:00 PM Newark, NJ tickets from $127
Saturday 8:00 PM Newark, NJ tickets from $140
Monday 7:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $94
Thursday 7:30 PM Washington, DC tickets from $111
Friday 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA tickets from $134
Friday 8:00 PM Saint Louis, MO tickets from $83
Saturday 7:30 PM Grand Rapids, MI tickets from $102
Monday 7:30 PM Rosemont, IL tickets from $75

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Tour Dates

Red Hot Chili Peppers US Dates

Event Venue City State Date
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Tour Time Warner Cable Areana Charlotte NC 2012-01-25
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Tour RBC Center Raleigh NC 2012-01-27
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Tour ColonialLife Arena Columbia SC 2012-01-28
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Tour Gwinnett Arena Duluth GA 2012-01-30
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Tour Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro NC 2012-01-31
Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Tour FedEx Forum Memphis TN 2012-02-03

As the band closes in on thirty years together – if the tour lasts until 2013, as the band has stated, then it would officially last until their 30th anniversary – they will feature Josh Klinghoffer as the lead guitarist for the first time on tour. Klinghoffer has been with the band since their last tour in 2006, primarily as a backup and studio guitarist, and was officially announced as two-time lead John Frusciante’s replacement in February of 2010. He has performed live with some of the band during the recent hiatus, including 2009’s MusiCares event as “The Insects,” so Klinghoffer’s sound, style, and contribution to the Chili Peppers are already familiar to fans. Here’s a preview of what you could be in for during a live performance on this tour.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in London on YouTube

The first announced US stretch of the I’m With You Tour will take the Chili Peppers to Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro, NC, as well as Columbia, SC, Duluth, GA, and Memphis, TN. Use SeatGeek to find the best deals as it looks at all of the best ticket listing sites for you at once. If you have questions about Red Hot Chili Peppers concert tickets, contact us on twitter @SeatGeek or write chad@seatgeek.com. Enjoy the shows, and check back to see when the next dates are announced and what concert tickets are available for this and many other tours.

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