Monday, September 19, 2016

Just announced: Red Hot Chili Peppers playing at the Joe

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:35 PM

click to enlarge Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers. - STERLING MUNKSGARD / SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Sterling Munksgard / Shutterstock
  • Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Say what you want about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but the funk rock band has been selling out stadiums and releasing highly influential records for over 30 years and they announced today that they are going on the road at the start of 2017. 

The Peppers recently released their 11th studio album earlier this year to some mixed reviews. Lead single "Dark Necessities" sounds like a classic RHCP song with a funky bass line from Flea and Anthony Kiedis singing above the noise. There is even a song called "Detroit" on the record that pays homage to Iggy Pop and the Detroit music scene. 

The Peppers will perform on February 2 at Joe Louis Arena. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be opening for the band on tour which is an awesome choice as far as openers go. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at,, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation