The famous California-based foursome, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, have been a centerpiece in the music industry for decades.Their renowned feel-good, intoxicating funk-rock has infiltrated headphones since the mid ’80s and refuses to relinquish its grip on prominence. The band’s latest tour, promoting The Getaway, RHCP’s 11th installment swings through the heart of Charlotte on April 17 for a night of non-stop sing-along. Some of the band’s most famed hits, “Californication,” “Snow (Hey Oh)” and “Under The Bridge” still hold a strong grip on radio airplay today.
The Getaway ended a five-year dry spell from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and further elevated the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s legacy. The album debuted at No. 1 in 10 different countries and jumped to No. 2 in the United States upon release in 2016. The record meshes the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new age vibe, all while maintaining that classic feel (including many mentions of California) that the band will be remembered for.
Bolstered by the single “Dark Necessities,” the track peaked at No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart and became the band’s 25th top ten single on the chart, extending their record over runner-up U2 (23).
The concert promises to highlight the best of The Getaway while jogging the memories of the lifelong RHCP faithful with famed hits. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been on the road for the majority of the past year performing across the world. Frontman Anthony Kiedis, at 54-years-old, still boasts legendary showmanship alongside the distinguished bassist simply known as Flea and drummer Chad Smith.
In addition to stopping in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tour includes Atlanta (April 14), Raleigh (April 15) and Columbia (April 19).