12th November 2011
Funk rockers, Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Glasgow’s SECC in November 2011.
Formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California, the Red Hot Chili Peppers fuse traditional funk with elements of various other genres including punk and psychedelic rock.
The groups first commercial success was actually their fifth studio album, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” which went platinum in the UK, reaching no. 5 in the UK album charts, and selling more than 13 million copies worldwide. This album spawned the singles chart hits “Give It Away” and “Under the Bridge” which reached no’s 9 & 13 respectively in the UK singles chart.
Since Blood Sugar Sex Magik, each of their 4 studio albums have reached no. 1 in the UK album charts, with the biggest commercial success being “By The Way” in 2002, followed closely by “Californication” in 1999.
The band initially formed for a one-off support act for a friend’s band, calling themselves Tony Flow And The Miraculously Majestic Masters Of Mayhem. Upon renaming themselves Red Hot Chili Peppers, they played a handful of small club venues in Los Angeles in 1983, before they were signed to EMI Records.
The band currently consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael “Flea” Balzary (bass) along with longtime member Chad Smith (drums). Guitarist John Frusciante quietly left the band on good terms in early 2008, and was eventually replaced by Josh Klinghoffer in early 2010.
Their latest single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” was released to radio in July 2011, three days earlier than expected due to the single leaking. This was the first single by The Chili’s in four years following the 2007 release of “Hump De Bump”. It was also their first single with new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer.
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