Today’s featured event:
Hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 7:30 tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno.
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also are bringing North American leg their “I’m With You” World Tour to Tulsa’s BOK Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, go to www.bokcenter.com.
The band is touring in support of its latest album, “I’m With You,” which earned a Grammy nomination for best rock album. Released in 2011, the band’s 10th studio effort debuted at No. 2 on the multi-genre Billboard 200 charts.
“I’m With You” is the band’s first album since 2006′s “Stadium Arcadium” as well as the first to feature new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer after John Frusciante left the group in 2009. Likewise, the new tour is the first outing for the rockers since their huge “Stadium Arcadium” trek ended in 2007.
Formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were one of the barrier-busting bands of the ’80s, coupling a dynamic stage show with a sound fusing funk and punk rock, along with hip-hop and psychedelic rock flourishes.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, five of which were multi-platinum LPs. They have won six Grammy Awards including best rock album for “Stadium Arcadium,” best rock performance by a duo or group for “Dani California,” best rock song for “Scar Tissue” and best hard rock performance with vocals for “Give It Away.”
To check out my fine colleague George Lang’s Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “yearbook” feature, click here.
For more information on tonight’s Oklahoma City show, go to www.chesapeakearena.com.
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