They released their newest album, I’m With You, in August of this year, but before then, it had been awhile since we heard from lionized rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, and let’s be honest, we all missed them. How many times have we set our iPods on a Red Hot playlist, only to pause on a song like “Under The Bridge” or “Scar Tissue” and think “Wow, this NEVER gets old.” And how many times have we listened to songs like “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” off the new record, only to pause and realize, “Wow, these guys STILL got it!” Well, now Los Angeles’ own rock band is on the scene again to announce the North American leg of their upcoming tour, which will take place in early 2012. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. PST, so get ready!

Photos by Ellen von Unwerth

The guys are currently finishing up the European leg of their I’m With You tour, and the first couple of shows of the North American leg will kick off in Florida beginning on January 20, 2012. There are currently two shows set to take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. However, rumor has it that the band will release the dates, cities, and venues for four additional shows that will go on sale Dec. 17th, just one day after the rest of the tour’s tickets are open for purchase to the general public. Rumor also has it that the Red Hot Chili Peppers may be one of many headliners at next year’s most colossal of music festivals, Coachella. For a band that went on hiatus for so long, they sure are coming back with a vengeance.

The opportunities to see Red Hot perform in 2012 may appear endless, BUT there’s no way of knowing if one of those four additional shows that go on sale Dec. 17th will take place in Los Angeles. Plus, the lineup for Coachella is far from being revealed, so who really knows what that will look like. Seems like quite the gamble, so I wouldn’t risk it. For now, let’s just stay focused on what this article is really about: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS IN LOS ANGELES ON FEB. 26 AND 27. TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW!

Get yours. It may be awhile before you get another chance!

Red Hot Chili Peppers U.S. Tour Dates

01/20 – Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
01/21 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
01/23 – St. Petersburg, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
01/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
01/26 – Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center
01/28 – Columbia, SC @ ColonialLife Arena
01/30 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett*
01/31 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
02/02 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
02/03 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
02/06 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
02/08 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
02/09 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
02/13 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Arena
02/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy
02/16 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Center
02/17 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
02/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

02/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
02/29 – San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
03/02 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing Arena
03/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena

* sold out

For more info: Official Site