one hot minute
Alt-rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers heading to Houston for 2023 North American tour
One of alternative rock's most pioneering and enduring acts is headed to Houston to close out a highly anticipated North American tour next year. Red Hot Chili Peppers will play Minute Maid Park on Thursday, May 25, 2023 as part of a North American trek that kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 29.
Houston lands the honor of the closeout city for the North American tour (the band will also play a slew of dates in Europe). Effortlessly hip, celeb-fave modern rock band The Strokes will support the Chili Peppers, along with the talented bassist-vocalist Thundercat.
Tickets go on sale this week at 10 am Friday, December 9 online.
Houston fans who can't get enough can also catch the Chili Peppers when they hit The Alamodome in San Antonio on Wednesday, May 17 — the only other Texas date.
Aside from The Strokes and Thundercat, supporting acts along the way include Iggy Pop, The Roots, The Mars Volta, St. Vincent, City and Colour, and King Princess.
Touring in support of their two No. 1 studio albums released in 2022, Unlimited Love and Return of the Dream Canteen, the Chili Peppers have been played sold-out shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles, and more with notable artists such as A$AP Rocky, Anderson.Paak, Beck, and HAIM.
The first rock band in 17 years to score two No. 1 albums in one year, the band has been red hot on the Billboard charts and at the MTV Video Music Awards, where they received the Global Icon Award and brought the house down with a performance of the No. 1 single “Black Summer,'' which also won the award for Best Rock Video.
Fronted by the impossibly chiseled and ageless (he's 60!) Anthony Kiedis, the Chili Peppers formed in 1983. Unabashedly proud of their LA roots, the band burst onto the scene with early singles such as "Higher Ground" and "Give It Away," both showcases of bassist Flea's slappin', funk-fueled basslines.
Throughout the peak of alternative music in the '90s, the band saw tragedy, personnel changes at guitar, and reinventions — Kiedes' rap-singing, Flea's bass grooves, and singalong choruses all constants over the decades.
While many '90s alt-rock acts fizzled, the Chili Peppers stayed relevant; the band boasts two anthemic singles with more than 1 billion streams — "Californication" and "Under the Bridge" — and more than 25 million followers on Spotify.
Expect this show to be packed with Gen Xers and new fans for what promises to be one hot minute.
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2023 tour dates:
- Wednesday, March 29 – Vancouver – BC Place
- Saturday, April 1 – Las Vegas – Allegiant Stadium
- Thursday, April 6 – Fargo, North Dakota – FargoDome
- Saturday, April 8 – Minneapolis – US Bank Stadium
- Friday, April 14 – Syracuse, New York – JMA Wireless Dome
- Friday, May 12 – San Diego – Snap Dragon Stadium
- Sunday, May 14 – Phoenix – State Farm Stadium
- Wednesday, May 17 – San Antonio – Alamodome
- Friday, May 19 – Gulf Shores, Alabama – Hangout Music Festival
- Thursday, May 25 – Houston – Minute Maid Park