It's hardly near the turn of the year and already music fans have something to forward to in 2017. Timeless rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be kicking off a North American tour in January and that means a stop in Dallas.
The Peppers will play American Airlines Center on Jan. 8, supported by New Orleans funk maestro Trombone Shorty and drummer Jack Irons, who helped found the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the '80s. (Irons chose to pursue another band, What Is This?, instead of the Peppers and eventually when on to play with Pearl Jam and others.)
Tickets to show cost $104 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 23 at noon.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring in support of their 11th album, The Getaway, which marks a change in direction from the band's decades-long lifespan. After years of working with producer Rick Ruben, who had been with the band since 1991 and through classics like "Scar Tissue" and "Californication," the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers opted instead to work with hip-hop leaning Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton.
"Brian said, 'I love your songs, and I can really help you make them better,'" drummer Chad Smith recently told Rolling Stone.
Pitchfork lauded The Getaway, which dropped on June 17, as "the Peppers' lushest album to date, a welcome reprieve from 25 years of cramped, inert, (and in the case of Californication, occasionally unlistenable) mixes."