Well, they won’t be giving them away, exactly, but tickets go on sale this week for the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour in support of their new album, “The Getaway.”
Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer last played in San Diego County in September 2015 at a fundraiser held at the Belly Up, when tickets were a red-hot $1,000 and benefitted youth performing arts education groups including Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which was co-founded by bassist Flea in 2001 and provides affordable or free lessons and instruments to its eight classrooms of students in an effort to facilitate music education. It’s not clear yet how much tickets will be for the 2017 shows.
The funk rockers will be getting their freak on at Valley View Casino Center on March 5, following the tour kickoff exactly two months prior in San Antonio, Texas. Fans taking in the tour will also get to see New Orleans icon Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, on all the dates. RHCP also made the Sports Arena home for one night back in September 2012.
A fan-club pre-sale will start on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT, with general public sales beginning Friday at the same time. Can’t get tickets for SD? There’s a show at Staples Center up in LA two nights later (fan presale for that one begins at noon PT on Tuesday. General sales for LA get going at noon PT on Friday).
Twenty-four dates were announced on Monday morning, with many others expected to follow.