When last November, the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced a 2012 tour throughout the United States, with first gigs scheduled for January, all North American fans cried with joy. Most of them have probably got tickets the day they went for sale. But, now they have a bitter pill to swallow as the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour will be postponed after lead singer Anthony Kiedis sustained foot injury.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers forgot about their U.S. fans for years in a row. The band focused over the past few years more on Europe and the United Kingdom, leaving fans in North America with the memory of their last tour, the Stadium Arcadium.
The 2012 tour throughout the U.S. was supposed to promote their 2011 disc, named “I’m With You”. Red Hot Chili Peppers have just released a video for the second single off the album, which has already sold 229,000 copies. The single called “Monarchy of Roses” managed to debut on the second position in the Billboard 200.
The tour was supposed to start January 25th with a gig in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Time Warner Cable Arena. However, recent events have changed the schedule. The tour won’t start until late March so frontman Anthony Kiedis has enough time to recover from foot surgery.
A press release available on the band’s website states: “Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by Anthony Kiedis”.
Anthony Kiedis sustained a foot injury that needed surgery. He had recently undergone the procedure that was meant to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot. The procedure was successful and all that’s left for Kiedis is to recover.
The lead singer had problems with this foot since the 2007 Stadium Arcadium U.S. tour and over the years the problem worsened. He has recently been spotted on crutches at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
As reported on the band’s website, the tour will begin March 29 in Tampa Bay. Tickets for the postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates.