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 Date New Date City Venue
January 20 April 2 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
January 21 March 31 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
January 23 March 29 Tampa Bay, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
January 25 April 6 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
January 27 April 4 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
January 28 April 7 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
January 30 April 10 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
January 31 April 9 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
February 3 April 12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 4 October 4 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
February 17 August 14 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
February 18 August 15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
February 26 August 11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
February 27 August 12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
February 29 September 23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
March 2 September 25 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
March 4 September 27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 6 September 29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
March 8 October 20 Houston, TX Toyota Center
March 9 October 2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 13 October 24 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
March 15 October 22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
March 16 October 25 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena