Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone U.S. tour dates Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone U.S. tour dates
American fans eager to catch the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first U.S. tour in over four years will have to wait a little longer.... Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone U.S. tour dates

American fans eager to catch the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first U.S. tour in over four years will have to wait a little longer.

The trailblazing funk-rock band has postponed the U.S. itinerary of its I’m With You Tour due to an injury. Originally set to launch January 20 in Sunrise, FL, the rescheduled tour leg now will kick off March 29 in Tampa Bay, FL.

In addition to mixing up the sequence of its U.S. tour dates, the band also has been forced to split the itinerary into two separate legs to schedule around a preexisting European tour. National concerts originally booked through February 3 will take place in early spring; shows once scheduled from February 4 on will instead be staged in late summer or early fall.

A full listing of the rescheduled I’m With You Tour is available below.

News of the postponement arrived today, January 11, via a statement on RHCP’s official Web site. According to that statement, frontman Anthony Kiedis “recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Tickets purchased for the original tour dates will be honored at the rescheduled events, according to the band’s statement.

The Chili Peppers revealed tour dates in weekly batches throughout December, with public onsales closely following each round of announcements. The band’s Web site currently lists 16 of the tour’s 23 dates as being sold out.

RHCP is touring behind the August 2011 release of its tenth studio album, “I’m With You.” The 2012 trek marks the Chili Peppers’ first full-length U.S. outing since the 2006-2007 Stadium Arcadium Tour.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – rescheduled itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

Old DateNew DateCityVenue
January 20April 2Sunrise, FLBank Atlantic Center
January 21March 31Orlando, FLAmway Arena
January 23March 29Tampa Bay, FLTampa Bay Times Forum
January 25April 6Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
January 27April 4Raleigh, NCRBC Center
January 28April 7Columbia, SCColonial Life Arena
January 30April 10Duluth, GAGwinnett Center
January 31April 9Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
February 3April 12Memphis, TNFedEx Forum
February 4October 4New Orleans, LANew Orleans Arena
February 17August 14Oakland, CAOracle Arena
February 18August 15Oakland, CAOracle Arena
February 26August 11Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
February 27August 12Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
February 29September 23San Diego, CAValley View Casino Center
March 2September 25Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
March 4September 27Denver, COPepsi Center
March 6September 29San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
March 8October 20Houston, TXToyota Center
March 9October 2Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
March 13October 24Tulsa, OKBOK Arena
March 15October 22Oklahoma City, OKChesapeake Arena
March 16October 25Little Rock, ARVerizon Arena