Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:18AM
Warner Bros. Records' Red Hot Chili Peppers have been nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and 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 Vocal" for "Give It Away."
This week the Red Hot Chili Peppers also announced the launch the North American leg of their I'm With You World Tour in January. Tickets for six shows go on sale on December 3rd (see below for routing) with more shows and ticket on-sale dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The 2012 arena tour will be the band's first full-scale tour of the U.S. since 2007 when they hit the road in support of 2006's Stadium Arcadium.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring Europe through mid-December in support of I'm With You, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart and No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Alternative album charts, as well as on the Top Internet Albums and iTunes Top Alternative Albums chart. The first single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," hit the top spot at Modern Rock radio, giving the band its 12th No. 1 at the format. A second single, "Monarchy of the Roses" is currently the No. 2 greatest gainer on Mediabase's Alternative chart.
25th Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
27th Raleigh, NC RBC Center
28th Columbia, SC ColonialLife Arena
30th Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
31st Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
3rd Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
* MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Grammy® Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12th, 2012. Tune in to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, which airs that night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.